Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review – ‘Gun for Hire’ by JJ Montgomery


The job should have been simple—patrol a swank beach that serves as a backyard for Maui’s rich, kick out the riffraff, and get a tan in the process. But rent-a-cop Samantha Winters didn’t anticipate a deliciously grumpy cop, Sergeant Grady Roark, who comes down to the beach to bust her chops and instead leaves her breathless…and wondering why the one man who could help her seems determined to thwart her at every turn. 

Grady is keeping secrets from Sam that have him walking the line between attraction and duty. But when Sam becomes the target of a shadowy organization, Grady will have to choose between the law and the temptation of a woman who has him breaking every rule he’s ever known.

The job should have been easy, but when the bullets start flying, Sam learns nothing is as easy as it seems when you’re a Gun for Hire.


Ex-cop Samantha Winters desperately needs her well paying “rent-a-cop” job, and she’s determined to do her job no matter what the townspeople think of her. It’s just too bad there’s one gorgeous cop who is equally determined to give her a hard time.
Sergeant Grady Roark doesn’t trust Sam, but he also respects her and can’t stop thinking about her. When Grady enlists Sam’s help on a case and then her information turns sour, he thinks she’s played him, but then the tangled truth comes out and sets them on a path overrun with danger, murder, and mystery.
Sam is a really interesting character. She’s dealing with a lot of pain and regret, and she can’t forgive herself for her mistakes. She hides her vulnerability behind a wall of smart-mouthed comments, but I loved her take-no-bull attitude and her deep sense of responsibility. Grady is chivalrous and understanding, but he hides his true self behind a wall, too, though only in front of Sam. He’s a neat freak, and I loved the way Sam ruffled him up. The sexual tension between them sizzled, especially when they were fighting.
The book is told in first person and only in Sam’s POV, so I didn’t feel as though I got to know Grady very well. He grew on me, however, once I learned his history and understood his attitude toward Sam.
Kai and Josie (Grady’s partner and Sam’s sister respectively) are great characters, and I found their troubled relationship as interesting as I did Sam and Grady’s.
The beautiful scenery and other descriptions of Hawaii are very detailed, and I couldn’t get enough of it.
Bad guys and twists make for a great romantic suspense, and this book definitely had it. I really enjoyed the story.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I volunteered to read and review this book. Thank you, JJ Montgomery, for sending me an ebook copy. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.

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