Title: Hyatt’s Hunt (Kansas City Heat #8)
Author Name & Publisher: Jenna Byrnes (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: November 10, 2015 – 115 pgs
Kansas City’s latest serial killer suspect has just been released on a technicality. Can the homicide detective and the ADA work together to recapture the criminal?
KCPD Homicide’s newest detective, Jed Hyatt, apprehends a drug addict wanted for the gruesome murder of a local real estate agent. The man as much as admits the pretty woman isn’t his first victim. Before Jed has a chance to question him, the suspect’s lawyer gets him released on a technicality. Shocked and frustrated, Jed butts heads with the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case, Brody Carpenter. Brash but sexy as hell, Brody lashes out at Jed for sloppy police work. He suggests the officers keep digging, and bring him any information they can uncover. In private, Brody’s interested in another type of ‘under the covers’ activity. Jed’s intrigued but concerned because the men are so different, yet Brody insists opposites attract. In a race to solve the case before anyone else is hurt, Jed discovers in a terrifying way that his actions have consequences, sometimes very dire ones.
I have read a few other books in this series and I can say that I did not feel that I had to read them in order to understand what was going one or who the characters were.
I really enjoyed this book. Byrnes was able to hold my interest when it came to the mystery and I only figured it out just before the reveal comes in the story. I love when that happens.
As for the main characters, I thought that while they had sex a lot, their relationship chemistry was a bit lacking. And, despite the missteps they took, I did like how their relationship developed.
This book was mostly about the mystery though and the relationship aspect, while it did add to the complexity of the situation, was more of a secondary section for me.
The secondary characters in this story were both funny and lovable. Overall, I really liked this book.
Jenna Byrnes could use more cabinet space and more hours in a day. She’d fill the kitchen with gadgets her husband purchases off TV and let him cook for her to his heart’s content. She’d breeze through the days adding hours of sleep, and more time for writing the hot, erotic romance she loves to read.
Jenna thinks everyone deserves a happy ending, and loves to provide as many of those as possible to her gay, lesbian and hetero characters. Her favorite quote, from a pro-gay billboard, is “Be careful who you hate. It may be someone you love.”