One Night More by Mandy Baxter

One Night More (U.S. Marshals, #1)Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

On the surface this book had all the makings of a superb start to a snazzy new series: fabulous cover and set in the not-so-often-used law enforcement world of US Marshals.  However, unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectations.

A huge sticking point for me was the fact that we were meant to believe that after a one night stand, the two of them spent a year pining for each other.  What is even more unbelievable is the fact Galen did this whilst believing she was a cheater.

Which brings me onto the next point: seriously, SERIOUSLY?!  You work in law enforcement and seeing the name ‘Chris’ come up on a phone and you automatically think your girl must be cheating?!  You don’t, say, cast your eye around her apartment to look for signs that another male is in her life, or, you know, give her the benefit of the doubt since Chris could be a woman.

And I think the whole thing would have worked better if Chris actually had been one of Harper’s female friends.  Bringing in her ex-boyfriend for that one scene where he comes looking for his running shoes was pointless.

All that aside, there just wasn’t enough chemistry between Galen/Harper for me to really root for them.  I thought the “suspense” angle was pretty weak as it was obvious who the shooter was from the beginning and the stereotyping of the big bad FBI agent was comical at best.

So overall, great idea but weak execution.

Book: 3*

Cover: 5*

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