Handled By Officer
By: Kym Roberts
Recruit officer Kiley Gibbons has walked in her twin sister’s shadow her entire life—born two minutes after, she’s five inches shorter with curls gone wild and the exact opposite of her outgoing, athletic sister. But that’s exactly why she’s the one woman who caught Walt Raynham’s eye, and threatens his future in the tactical unit.
Officer Raynham is everything Kiley needs to distract her from the daily grind at the police academy, too bad his drop dead gorgeous body is wearing the uniform of her boss. And when the academy is finally behind her, Kiley must find the strength to walk away from the man she shouldn’t touch.
But when her friend’s death leaves Kiley with two children to raise and a custody battle she just might lose, there’s only one man strong enough to step in and fill the role of her fiancé. Now Kiley’s not sure she wants to resist the temptation Walt causes, and he’s not so sure a family would be such a bad thing. Together, they discover love and an engagement of convenience could be unstoppable force for happily ever-after…until a killer has another idea that may cost them everything they didn’t want.
Amazing start for a debut novel to this author! I loved how the cover has the theme for the novel you will be reading. However, trust me when you start this novel you better be ready for a fun, emotion, but hot read because that is exactly what the author puts out! You are able to tell that when you read this novel that there has been some research done to make some parts believable where needed. Immediately you meet Kiley and her sister Lee(who has always taken care of Kiley and talked her into following her for the longest time). While Lee has her whole heart set into the Police academy and does everything right including being responsible, Kiley on the other hand is a totally different story and needs a lot of guidance. However, when she sets her eyes on a certain instructor named Walt, cupid seems to have struck both of them and sparks fly so high you can feel it as you read. As you read Handled by Officer you do begin to see the side of Kiley that will melt your heart and bring tears to your heart because she will stop at nothing to help out a woman and her child from a domestic abusive relationship. Can she help it before it is to late or will it become critical? I really loved this novel because you do feel the tension, sadness, and even other emotions as you read this. The author brings a romance and throws in some entertainment; but, also has a serious side for her readers. There are times I had to stop reading because my emotions were going, in a good way and other times sad. You are very easily able to keep up with the story line even though it happens over a period of time and with the way this is written there is not any spots where you are unsure what is going on. Be ready because the author does throw in a few twists for you to follow, I just wanted to cry on one specific one because of what happened because it does happen. This novel comes with high recommendation from me and for a great price you should go grab a copy!
Three career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she couldn’t deny.
In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement—even if she had to duct tape rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be hired.
Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name, at least in her head.