Title: Tempted by the Badge
Author: Deborah Fletcher Mello
Harlequin Imprint: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: March 5th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Proving her innocence…at all costs. The exciting second book of the To Serve and Seduce miniseries.
Former Chicago cop Mingus Black is used to liars. So why does the PI believe a teacher who insists she’s being framed? Joanna Barnes is totally convincing…in more ways than one. The chemistry between Mingus and Joanna becomes perilously potent, but until he can find out who framed her for a heinous crime, everything they love hangs in the balance.
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Deborah Fletcher Mello is a new-to-me author. This is the first time I’ve read one of her books. Did I enjoy Tempted by the Badge? Yes. Yes. Yes! This is the second book in a new series and it hooked me from the start. Tempted by the Badge is a tautly woven, intense thriller. I gravitated towards Mingus and Joanna, obsessed to see how their story pans. In the end? I devoured every word, satisfied with that breath-taking ending! Recommended? Yes!
Writing since she was old enough to put pen to paper, Deborah Fletcher Mello firmly believes that for her, writing is as necessary as breathing. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Best Series Romance for her ninth novel, TAME A WILD STALLION. Her publication, CRAVING TEMPTATION was named one of Publisher’s Weekly Best Books for 2014 and was also nominated for a 2015 Emma Award for Book of the Year. As well, her novel PLAYING FOR KEEPS was a Library Journal Best of 2015 and won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice award for Best Multicultural Romance. Most recently, Deborah was named the 2016 Romance Slam Jam Author of the Year.
Born and raised in Fairfield Country, Connecticut, Deborah maintains base camp in North Carolina but considers home to be wherever the moment moves her.