Property Of by C.P. Smith

Goodreads Summary

Author Nicola Royse dreamed of Scottish Highlanders as a teen then wrote about them as an adult. Always looking but never finding her own White Knight, she still held out hope that he would one day ride up on his trusty steed. He rode up all right, on a silver Harley with heat in his eyes and a detective’s badge on his hip while she and her friends plotted her first contemporary romantic suspense. Of course, life couldn’t’ imitate art without a killer on the loose, one that had Nicola and her friends in his sights. Detective Dallas Vaughn dedicated his life to catching killers. Then one day he bumped into the girl-next-door, and all that changed. Now he’s her White Knight fighting against a Dark Prince—one who would love to see her dead.

Rating

4 out of 5 stars

Review

This is the third book I’ve read by C.P. Smith, and the woman can write an write an alpha male to rival Kristen Ashley any day in my opinion.

Property Of is the story of Nicola Royce, an author of romance novels about Highlanders.  When Nicola starts writing a book, she gets lost in her own little world and forgets that there is a life outside of her house.  She calls her best friend Kasey, and arranges to meet her and their other girlfriends for coffee.  On the way, Nicola literally bumps into Dallas Vaughan, causing him to spill coffee all over himself.

When Nicola meets up with her friends, they decide that they want to write a contemporary romance novel and want to “catfish” on dating websites.  Nicola and her five friends each take pictures of a certain body part and create Taryn, the woman they use to troll the dating sites. This proves to be a bad idea.

In the meantime, Nicola runs into Dallas again, and causes him to spill on himself – again.  She reaches out to the local police lieutenant to see if he will allow her to meet with a detective for research.  The Lt. agrees and assigns her to Bill Reed – who happens to be Dallas Vaughan’s partner.

Dallas is a total alpha male.  He decided he wanted Nicola and guess what – he was going to make her his, no matter what.  Nicola was a little insecure, which was annoying.  There was also a lot of italicized text with her thinking like a maiden in one of her Highlander books – found that really annoying too.  The who-dunnit was a little easy to figure out, but that didn’t take away from the story.  Dallas and Nicole were likable characters.

I would recommend this book.  Love C.P. Smith’s books.

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