This book was awesome. I was hooked almost immediately and just didn't want to put it down. Interruptions were not welcomed as I became more and more intrigued with Sam's case. Sam and Nick's relationship was a fantastic bonus.
The mystery was terrific. There were plenty of suspects and not many clues. Throughout the story, you would think you might have a lead only to find it was a dead-end. The twists that the plot took were unexpected and really wretched up the drama and suspense. John was liked by everyone, so who killed him? Was it due to the immigration bill that was coming to vote on the day he was found dead? Was it due to his kinky sex life? Was it an old political rival?
If the mystery was terrific, the characters were superb. Sam played by the rules and her ethics were untouchable. She knew her job and how to do it, so why was she almost bending the rules for Nick? Nick came from a poor background and ended up rubbing elbows with the rich and powerful. Some of his quirks came from his childhood and could drive Sam crazy. Sam's partner is a 29 year old virgin who is thinking about saving himself for marriage. Sam's dad was a chief who was paralyzed while making a traffic stop. John's parents want to protect his good name. All in all, unique characters with their own personalities that bring you into their world.
Romance, mystery, power and intrigue are all the essential elements of this wonderful book. The ending surprised me yet it made perfect sense.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves a romantic mystery. Read the full review.