Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Review: Fatal Affair by Marie Force

Fatal Affair
Author: Marie Force
Series: The Fatal Series (Book 1)
Publication: Carina Press (February 25, 2014)

Description: Another scandal at Watergate, only this time it's murder...

Detective Sergeant Sam Holland of the Washington, D.C., Metro Police needs a big win to salvage her career--and her confidence--after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O'Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O'Connor's friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can't afford--especially when the bodies keep piling up.

My Thoughts: FATAL AFFAIR was a engaging romantic suspense novel that reminded me, in lots of ways, of J. D. Robb's In Death series. Sam Holland is a police sergeant for the DC Metro police. She is dealing with the fallout of the death of a child in a raid on a meth house and is given the case of the death of a senator to, hopefully, save her career. However, the senator's chief of staff is Nick Cappuano. The two of them have a history. Six years ago they had a one-night stand that neither of them have been able to forget.

The middle of a murder investigation is not really the best time to start a new relationship or to rekindle an old one, but Sam and Nick do despite Sam's best judgment. The case is a tricky one. Was the senator killed by a discarded girlfriend? Was he killed because of an immigration bill that he was pushing? And when Sam is almost killed the questions just continue to grow. Is it because of the meth raid? Is it because she is looking for the senator's killer? Is it her obsessed ex-husband?

Sam was a great character. I like her devotion to her father. I liked that she was excelling despite a learning disability. I loved the relationship that Sam has with her partner Freddy. Their banter lightened a story that could have been too grim. And I loved her relationship with Nick who is strong enough to deal with a tough police officer and a sensitive woman.

I finished the book and immediately added the rest of the series to my Kindle. I can't wait to find out what happens next for Sam and Nick.

Favorite Quote:
"Here again, I find myself learning from you."

"Keep that up and you're going to piss me off. I like her for the murder. So far, more than anyone else, I like her."

"I liked her, too," he joked.

"I could tell by the tongue hanging out of your face, but she's too scary and experienced for an innocent boy like you. She'd chew you up and spit you out."

"And that would be bad how exactly?"

"Pardon me while I get busy poking out my mind's eye."
I got this book for review from Amazon Vine. You can buy your copy here.


  1. Thanks for introducing a new series to me!

  2. You are just like me, read the first one and then bought as far as I could go in the series. Love this couple.


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