Deceiving Derek by Cindy Procter-King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
'Lingerie designer Lacey DeMarco livens up her life by finagling an unsuspecting police detective into attending a funky bridal shower. She needs one last item to complete a scavenger hunt list, and handsome cop Derek McAllister is it. But a little trickery is at work. Both Lacey and Derek are both being hoodwinked…in the name of love.'
I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.
I choose this short story as I wanted something to read in between my novels as a quick read.
My first impression of the book from looking at the cover was that it was going to be an erotic short story, I was pleasantly surprised as I began reading it.
The story began with Lacey running into a police station looking for Derek the detective to help her solve a robbery. This robbery happened at her 'studio' and she manages to persuades him to accompany her back to her 'studio' to view the crime scene. When he gets there, however he is in for a bit of a shock.
I enjoyed short story and I got to know Lacey well, I did felt that I didn't know Derek as well as I could have done, his character came across to me as a bit quiet but also as a thoughtful man.
This was the first time I had read a Cindy Procter-King short story/ novel and from reading this I would be encouraged to read more of Cindy Procter-King books in the future.