by Lori L. Lake
“Lake’s Gun Shy is the story of two somewhat reluctant women who finally learn to believe in themselves and each other enough to commit to love. Covering just over a year in their lives, the novel reads like a season’s worth of episodes from a television show that you wish was on TV.”-Midwest Book Review
While on patrol, Minnesota police officer Dez Reilly saves two women from a brutal attack. One of them, Jaylynn Savage, is immediately attracted to the taciturn cop—so much so that she joins the St. Paul Police Academy. As fate would have it, Dez is eventually assigned as Jaylynn’s Field Training Officer. Having been burned in the past by getting romantically involved with another cop, Dez has a steadfast rule she has abided by for nine years: Cops are off limits. But as Jaylynn and Dez get to know one another, a strong friendship forms. Will Dez break her cardinal rule and take a chance on love with Jaylynn, or will she remain forever gun shy?
“Lori Lake’s novels Gun Shy and Under the Gun are part mystery, part romance, and totally captivating… Jaylynn and Dez are both sympathetic, complex, and dynamic characters that are realistically flawed at the same time; consequently, they capture your interest quickly and maintain it throughout the story. The evolving relationship between the two cops and the challenges they face both separately and as a couple come across uncontrived and convincing.”
Gun Series Book 1.
2003 StoneWall Society Winner.
I really liked this book. It is always fun to have a great story set in your town and even better when you know the places the characters have been. However, that is not the only reason I enjoyed this tale.
Poor Dez doesn’t stand a chance against a little spitfire named Jaylynn. Having only just survived being attacked in her home, Jaylynn realizes that she wants to be a police officer. Guess who her Training Officer is….
This book was funny and light hearted, but also has some tension filled scenes that made you think the worst was about to happen. I liked the pace of the book and the style of the writer. It was intriguing, enjoyable and I look forward to the next in the series.