Black Roses by Jenn Brink
Black Roses is about a woman named Jessica Hart who is months away from marrying her amazing fiance. Everything is fine. Until she watches her husband enter a mysterious car with a creepy man. Everything after that is not fine. And with everyone telling her to go home and not worry about it, including her brother, the police, and her inner voice, she decides not to listen. Teaming up with a new, gorgeous friend, Eric Wolf, she'll get to the bottom of it. And right afterwards, she plans on getting a good manicure and relaxing with a margarita.
The moment I started the book, I was hooked. Jessica Hart's voice is very attracting and hilarious and a little psychotic. By the second chapter, the huge problem had already surfaced and each chapter got better and better. The characters were crafted very, very well. Sometimes it's hard to give each character their completely own personality and voice, but Jenn did it as easily as breathing. The story moved smoothly and fast- just the way I like it.
I don't think there was much of a problem with this book. At first I thought the romance part was going to be a pain in the butt, because I'm not much of a romance fan. So when I heard of the sexy Eric Wolf soon to come, I was like "oh great!" BUT I judged too quickly. The romance was amazing. Because it was real and it was mature and it was, let's not lie, steamy. And it all made sense. The connection wasn't forced and I was happy the scenes were more comedy than serious.
This book is totally on fire! The action, the characters, and the love.