Review: The Switch by JC Emery


Shelby Brignac has gotten herself into some trouble. From her awful taste in men to her poor choices, she just can’t catch a break. After stupidly helping her boyfriend with his loan sharking business, Shelby has decided she wants out. It’s just too dangerous for a waitress, in her opinion. But just when she thinks she’s free of the headache, she’s offered up one last job– one last job she can’t refuse: retrieve a precious antique gem and she’ll get her best friend back alive.

Hiding out in New Orleans’ French Quarter with the rare purple diamond in tow, Shelby thinks she has no way out of the seemingly hopeless situation– that is until Chase Guilliot, an off-duty cop intervenes, saving her life. Too bad for Chase that the gunman who’s hot on his tail doesn’t care if one of his targets carries a badge– he just wants Shelby’s head and that diamond back. And he’s not above killing a cop to get it.

On the run with a hot rare diamond and a beautiful hot-headed woman, Chase’s oath to serve and protect is pushed to the limits. Unsure if he can trust the one person he wants to more than anything, Chase swears he’ll get both he and Shelby out of this mess alive, but then he’s done with her for good– or is he?

THE SWITCH is a thrilling contemporary romance that likes to live on both sides of the law.
Rating: 4 stars!

It got the actions, it got the fiery relationship, and it got a big bad drama! what a great trinity for a story.
This book hooks you from the very first page.

I really like how Emery plotted the story, it is not as fluffy girly actions as i thought it would be, in fact it felt like watching 'The Heat' injected with sex. The action thrill take a main role in the story. Yup, hide and seek with the bad guys. With guns.

The relationship between the hero and the heroine was quite good as well. They have the certain sparks in them that make them likeable. The hero is not quite a douchebag and the heroine actually quite likeable and have great humour. It's not that often i like the heroine than the hero, but i really do in this book. Her voice is enjoyable to read. Yes, she's not perfect, she has insecurities and all, but that make her more relatable to readers and make her more distinctive for me.

The hero, was an understanding guy. I like that he is not so neanderthal "me man, you woman. hear me roar" kind of guy. He actually listen to the heroine... did I hear some amen? yes, i did. he's not that naive to trust her completely as well, of course he don't want his face to be in WANTED poster as well as hers~ He is a nice guy i believe a lot of readers would love!

Though the sex are good, the clingy post-coital first sex let the whole relationship down. I mean, it is cute, but under this circumstances, i would have guessed they would think more of their life than "he loves me, he loves me not". 

Sex aside, the actions, suspense, and the pacing are attention grabbing. It excite me from the start 'till the end. It doesn't hurt that it set in New Orleans... p.s. it really weirded me out how New Orleans been the setting for lust and troubles for more than a few decades...(Streetcar Named Desire, anyone?) 

Check out JC Emery's Men With Badges series if you love action, New Orleans, and not-so-neanderthal hero!

JC Emery  Bio:

As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.
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Jc Emery said...

Thank you for participating in my blog tour!

xx JC

Emiko Rei said...

no worries! :) xx

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