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Under the Gun (Gun #2)

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Under the Gun is the long-awaited sequel to the bestselling novel, Gun Shy, continuing the story of St. Paul Police Officers Dez Reilly and Jaylynn Savage. Picking up just a couple weeks after Gun Shy ended, the sequel finds the two officers continuing to adjust to their relationship, but things start to go downhill when they get dispatched to a double homicide - Jaylynn's ...more
Paperback, 508 pages
Published August 28th 2002 by Renaissance Alliance Publishing (first published 2002)
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Pippa Wischer
Dec 19, 2015 Pippa Wischer rated it liked it
Shelves: queer-crime
This is the second book in the Gun series by Lake. It is by far the weakest of the series, and I found myself skipping through much of the tedious anxty stuff by one of the main characters in the second half of the book.

Dez Reilly is a uniformed policewoman with the Saint Paul Police, who is in love with a junior policewoman, Jaylynn Savage. The slow burn of the two of them getting together fills the first book, which has much better pacing and a lot more action than this one.

In this book, Dez
Erika Crabe
Feb 13, 2016 Erika Crabe rated it really liked it
I spent a good part of this book really pissed off at Dez. She eventually sort of redeemed herself, but not realistically.

Maybe I'm being picky or selfish, but Jay just forgave her way too easily.

I'm sorry, but in real life, if the love of your life just winged out and disappeared with zero contact for a few weeks, you wouldn't just immediately forgive her and accept whatever happened. Yes, she has PTSD and she had to come to terms with that, but it doesn't change that it was still a fucked up,
Jun 17, 2016 Kennedy rated it really liked it
Sequels are sometimes good and sometimes not. I believe this sequel is good. The relationship established in Gun Shy is articulated in more detail along with family and friends. I enjoy watching the couple handle day-to-day challenges and the attraction they have for each other. Dez and Jay each have much to bring to the relationship and they do a nice job complementing each other. Reading about day-to-day life can be boring but not the case with this sequel.
Margaret L. Hedman
Loved this book.

I loved everything about this book. The struggles that Dez goes thru are painful. But she comes out in a better place. I can't wait to read the next book. Please ask Audible to put the whole series on audio.
Jan 02, 2008 Aimee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An easy read. Not much depth to the story or the characters, but enough to keep me turning the pages. This book did not set itself apart from other female cop, lesbian stories I have read but it was entertaining. After reading two books in the series I had had enough.
Sep 04, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Strong characters. Believable plot. can't wait to dig into the third book.
Elizabeth Tanner
May 04, 2015 Elizabeth Tanner rated it really liked it
Good sequel.
Jul 06, 2012 Kim rated it liked it
A decent sequel and still interesting and believable.
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Lori L. Lake is the author of ten novels, two books of short stories, and editor of two anthologies. She'll soon have four books available in The Gun Series as well as the next book in The Public Eye Mystery Series. Her crime fiction stories have been featured in "Silence of the Loons," "Once Upon a Crime," and "Women of the Mean Streets. She's had romance stories anthologized in "Best Lesbian Rom ...more
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