Book Reviews

Arresting Behavior (Uniform Encounters 2) by Morticia Knight at Knight Ever After Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Law Enforcement / Interracial / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 11-June-2021

Book Blurb

Attraction between a detective and an accused killer rarely ends well. Especially since the seductive Quinn is Jake’s prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders...

Being promoted to detective so early in his career is like a dream come true for Jake. However, his first case makes him wonder if he’s cut out for the job. A serial killer is on the loose and the city is counting on him to bring the psycho to justice.

All Quinn wants is to be left alone to pursue his art. He lives on the edge of the rez, convinced his tribe doesn’t accept him. When he’s tied to the recent killings in Mesa, he knows he’ll be dragged in by the deceitful cops and blamed for everything.

What happens next takes both Jake and Quinn by surprise. They’re gripped by a forbidden attraction and now Jake has everything to lose. Not only is his reputation and career on the line, but so is his heart. Can Jake find the elusive predator responsible for such horrific deaths? Or will he be the murderer’s next target?

 

 

First edition published by Pride Publishing, June 2013. This second edition has been revised and re-edited, but the story remains the same.

 

Book Review

I was excited to read this second book in the series as the thought of a homicide detective, grisly murders, and an interracial romance sounded like a whole lot of fun. 

Jake has just made homicide detective the month before and he and his partner, Maggie, have been assigned to the grisly murders with the nickname "The Bondage Butcher". The only possible suspect is Quinn, a Native American painter, who has been seen with all three victims but they can not locate him to come in for questioning. Jake is tired of meaningless physical encounters and is determined to try and work on finding an actual relationship.

Quinn is a loner by nature and since he feels betrayed by the response of some of his tribe when they discovered he was gay, Quinn stays away from pretty much everyone and has convinced himself that he needs no one emotionally. When these two join forces to try and catch a killer the sparks fly and the desert heats up!

I liked this book although the author used some stereotypical Native American references and constructs which sort of detracted from Quinn's character as a whole. I was definitely not as enamored with this book as I was the prior one. However, watching these two men fall in love while working together to catch a murderer was entertaining and fun and overall I enjoyed the story.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 44000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 11-June-2021
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Arresting-Behavior-Opposites-Attract-Encounters-ebook/dp/B091MPPWVY