Thursday, October 1, 2015

Throwback Thursday: For the Love of Pete by Julia Harper

Author: Elizabeth Hoyt writing as Julia Harper
First publisher in 2009 by Forever (Grand Central)

Dante Torelli is an undercover FBI agent assigned to protect a mob informant and his family. But when the informant's hiding place is blown, a baby girl is snatched by a ruthless hitman. Now, Dante must save the toddler, uncover the traitor in his department, evade various bad guys, and deal with the toddler's sexy aunt, all before the biggest mob trial in Chicago history, set to begin in just three days. 

When Zoe Adler's stepsister went into the witness protection program because of her sleazeball boyfriend, she wasn't supposed to tell anyone. Except the two sisters have always been close, and Zoe has been babysitting her niece, Pete, since her birth. What harm could it be to secretly get Zoe an apartment in the same building where the FBI is keeping the family under protection? So when someone inside the FBI turns and a hitman snatches Pete, Zoe is right there. During the shootout, she jumps into a sexy, uptight FBI agent's car and hangs on as he pursues the hitman. No matter what it takes, Zoe is going to bring her niece back.

 For the Love of Pete starts off with a kidnapped baby and a car chase. Dante is the FBI agent assigned to guard baby Pete and her family, when she is kidnapped.  Zoe and Dante will do anything to get her back.  For the most part, I thought For the Love of Pete was an enjoyable read.  It definitely had some humorous moments in it.  The story takes place over 3 days, so the romance is really quick, but they get a cute HEA.  

As I said I enjoyed it, I just didn't love it.  I thought it was a bit long and dragged in places.  There were definitely parts that could have been left out.  The two Indian ladies drove me crazy. I was tempted to skip their dialogue because they got annoying.  Would I recommend it?  Sure, it's worth a listen.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

sorry this wasnt a hit with you