When Officer Rick Boyd answers a call about a peeping Tom, he doesn’t expect to find a gorgeous woman holding the binoculars. But Gina Silvano’s no peeping Tom, and she can catch her cupcake truck’s kinky vandals herself, thank you very much. No sexy cops required.
No matter how hot their stakeouts, by-the-book Officer Boyd can’t see a future with a dangerous, rule-breaking wild-child who despises the law. He’s never felt more alive, though, and expunging her from his heart might be impossible.
But loving each other might cost them more than they are able to give.
Review: Totally, Sweetly Irrevocably is the second book in the Sweet Love series by Kira Archer and I definitely need to read the first book, Truly, Madly, Sweetly which sets the stage. Archer is a new to me author and I will be adding her other books to my TBR pile!
This book was not what I expected. There was a playfulness throughout that was sweet especially given how different Officer Rick Boyd and Gina Silvano are both in personality and beliefs. Gina has a distrust of all things police, with a valid reason, but somehow she still finds herself attracted to Rick even though he gives orders and expects them to be followed plus he doesn’t look the other way when someone isn’t following the rules or the law. But opposites seem to attract in their case. It doesn’t hurt that when they’re together sparks do fly and ignite and they seem to be oh so hot for each other.
There are family and friends, neighbor, lies, rodents, anger, surveillance, crimes, injuries, the bakery and the truck, embarrassing moments, tears, anger, fear, hurt, lots of loving and love. Rick and Gina are a hoot together when Rick invites himself to help catch who’s breaking into the truck and doing unimaginable things in it too. He doesn’t want Gina breaking the law and taking matters into her own hands. It’s one incident after another, some funny, some sad, but definitely with some laugh out loud moments. Seeing how good they are together takes them by surprise since neither is who the other one wants long term or do they? They have lots of time to get to know each other and do a lot of talking about their families, how they grew up and what they want out of life. When Rick loosens up he definitely bends the rules. Each is out of their comfort zone but it doesn’t seem to matter the more time they spend together and the more they get to know each other. There is nice closure especially with the epilogue and a happily ever after that left me wanting more. Loose ends were tied up nicely and the crime was solved and in an unexpected way.
Favorite Quote: Rick laughed again. The woman was an aneurysm waiting to happen. So he really shouldn’t be enjoying himself so much. For the first time in a long time, he didn’t know what the next day would bring. The thought made him distinctly uncomfortable. He like his life ordered and organized. But at the same time, it was kind of refreshing.
Terrifying. But refreshing.