Desperate Girls

Desperate GirlsDesperate Girls by Laura Griffin
Published by Gallery Books on August 7th 2018
Pages: 368
ISBN: 1501162411
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I desperately wanted to like this book much more than I did!

Brynn Holloran is a defense attorney who is forced to seek protection from a private security firm after a murderer she helped put behind bars appears to begin a killing spree targeting those who were involved in his capture and imprisonment. Brynn is good at her job but due to being so dedicated to her work, her personal life is negatively affected and makes it hard for her to be in a relationship.

Erik is a former secret service agent who is now assigned to protect Brynn and keep her safe. He is good at his job and leads a team in keeping her and her co-counsel safe. While keeping her safe, he begins to feel an attraction to her. He plays things by the book and is told by Brynn he comes off as a “robot”

Although I did enjoy this book, I didn’t love it. I would have enjoyed this book more had it been just one thing – either a romance or a police procedural book. This book blended both genres and again, I did enjoy this book, but I hoped for more. This book is told through various points of view- Brynn’s, Erik’s and a police detective who is trying to solve the murder of a judge at the beginning of the case. Although, the reader is given several POV’s I didn’t feel as if I got to know any of the characters well enough to really care about them and if they would get together or solve the crime. I would have loved more character development in this book. I saw this book as having so much potential but left me feeling underwhelmed. I wanted more feeling, more emotion, more personality from each of the characters.

There is a twist at the end. The twist does seem to come out of left field, but then again, so many twists do. I really didn’t mind the twist. Having said that, the book seemed to focus more on the attraction and the relationship than it did on the police procedures/investigation that by the time the twist came, it lacked some of its impact.

Thank you to Gallery, Threshold, Gallery books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.