Illusions is the first book in The Arms of the Law series by Kacey Hammell, an author I’ve never read before. It tells the story of Detective Isabella Knowles, a woman who’s been through some serious ordeals in her life and as a result is a tough-as-nails, career orientated woman with no love in her life – except for friends and family.
However, when she embarks on a new relationship, she starts to question her decision on the whole no-strings thing. Her new lover makes her feel happier than she has in a long time, but she fights it every step of the way. She’s lost too much in her life to risk getting close to someone, and losing them too. Or so she thinks.
Their relationship continues in secret, and the two of them are content with the situation – for now. That is, until something happens that puts them both – and others that they love – in serious danger. Will the situation make or break their relationship? Only one way to find out.
I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. The writing style is very engaging, the characters real and likeable, and, once the storyline got going, the sex scenes were smokin’ hot, too! It’s the sort of story that will make you want to shout at the characters every now and again, but it’s because you care about what happens to them. And that can only be a good thing, right?
Overall, a very enjoyable read. If you love thrills, tension and heartache with your erotic romance, then you should definitely check out Illusions. I’ll definitely be looking out for the other books in the series, especially with the cliffhanger ending of this one!