Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon. It is also where I share my first impressions about the book I am sharing.
"The pilot's bringing the plane back?" Ariana Atkins, chief of security and asset protective for the San Diego International Airport, swiveled away from her desk and stared at her senior manager.
Every Tuesday, Jenn from Books And A Beat hosts Teaser Tuesdays at which time participants grab their current read, open to a random page, and share two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page while avoiding any spoilers.
Teaser from 24% of When I Found You:
"A bomb detonated."
She'd presumed as much, but hearing it confirmed caused a cold dread to slither up her spine. "Is anyone injured?"
When I Found You by Kate James
Harlequin Heartwarming, 2016
Romance; 365 pgs
Admittedly, my favorite romances tend to either have a paranormal or mystery element, and this one has a definite mystery thread running through it. Ariana Atkins is more than capable at her job as chief of security at San Diego International Airport. She has worked hard to gain the trust of those under here as well as to improve and update the security in the airport. All of that comes into question, however, when a series of security breaches occur at the airport, including the discovery of bombs. San Diego Police Department's Captain Logan O'Connor and his police K-9 Boomer are assigned to help uncover the latest threats at the airport. Logan isn't sure he can completely trust Ariana the more evidence he and the authorities uncover, but he can't deny his growing attraction to her.
When I Found You is both a sweet romance, with the relationship between the heroine and hero building slowly as the novel progresses, and also a suspenseful mystery with high stakes. I figured out pretty quickly who was behind what, but it did not hurt my enjoyment of this novel. I was frustrated on behalf of Ariana when it came to the lack of support she received from her boss and the board. Ariana is more than competent at her job, having worked her way up over the years. She prides herself on being calm under pressure and is clearly an intelligent woman. Logan recognizes that in Ariana and respects that about her. He is also very capable and skilled in his job. I thought the two were well matched, even with Ariana's fear of dogs and Logan's fear of commitment. Boomer, of course, was my favorite character in the novel. Well, he and Sabrina, Ariana's cat. Because animals! Overall, Kate James' novel was a fun summer read, light with quite a few tense moments. Perfect for the poolside or maybe by the campfire.
To learn more about Kate James and her work, please visit the author's website. She can also be found on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter.
I hope you will check out what others had to say about When I Found You on the TLC Book Tours route!
Many thanks to the TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to be a part of this book tour. Review copy provided by publisher for an honest review.
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