Friday, July 25, 2014

Handled By Officer by Kym Roberts

I got a chance to read Handled By Officer by Kym Roberts, which happens to be her debut. I think the best way to go about this is diving into my thoughts.

So, we meet Kiley Gibbons at the beginning. Let's be honest she's not cop material. It's nothing against her, but she has the inability to compartmentalize. In order to survive as a law enforcement you need to be able separate your emotions from her surrounds. In other words, she gets emotionally involved. Of course this gets her into trouble.  She does tries, but she's just not like her sister.

Officer Walt Raynham, he's just counting his days when he's no longer an instructor. When he lays eyes on Kiley, he tends to put his badge on the line. Deep down he knows that Kiley isn't cut out to be a cop, but doesn't have ability to say, "Hey maybe you're just not cut out for this kind of work." Fortunately, it works out for Kiley and she finds her true calling.

Okay, the beginning of the book Kiley has a few bumps she needs to go over before a happy ending is in store for her. The beginning was a little slow to start, but once we get to the part where Kiley helps a woman who has been in domestic violence situation the story starts to get interesting. The domestic violence issue plays a pretty big role in the story. To manage to have something like that is not an easy task, I think Kym manage that part of the story nicely. Towards the end, I was surprise by the twist in the story, and I can say I wasn't expecting some of the events that happen.

Overall, not a bad start for a debut. It does have some funny parts while tackling a serious issue at the same time. I did like that eventually Walt and Kiley did get together, but it just took a little time.

Favorite Line:
But what Walt remembered most was his dad's words. "Anyone can put on a uniform and ride in to save the day. It's how a man treats his family that defines who he really is. Love, honor, and respect the ones you care about. And don't ever let your pride get in the way."
Copy provided by author.

3 1/2 Stars

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