Beauty and the Badge (The Precinct: Brotherhood of the Badge #5) (Harlequin Intrigue #1176)
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Beauty and the Badge (The Precinct: Brotherhood of the Badge #5) (The Precinct #11)

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When girl next door Beth Rogers pounded on Detective Kevin Grove's door in the middle of the night, she awakened not only the cop, but also the die-hard protector. His spunky neighbor had uncovered scandalous secrets about a murder and someone was threatening to silence her...permanently.
After one heartbreak too many, Kevin was ready to call it quits. With his brawn and t...more
ebook, 219 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2009)
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Beth is shocked when someone attacks her in her home. She hasn't done anything. She doesn't work for a top-secret organization. Her family isn't rich. So why would someone attack her? Good for her, that she's thinking all this while running toward her new neighbor's house, he appears to be the only one still awake after midnight. Well, he and his monster of a dog.

One look at Kevin Grove's face and Beth starts thinking that maybe she shouldn't have come ask for his help. The guy looks like a thug...more
A pretty decent short romantic suspense. It suffers from being so short in that there isn't really time in this length of book to have both a fully realized romance and a fully realized mystery. So they fell in love in about 4 days. Shrug. It is what it is. Decently written. The involvement of the heroine in the mystery was over the top. I don't think the bad guys would have done quite so much to her in such a short time considering what the actual mystery was.

The best parts of the book were the...more
Anne OK
An easy and quick read. Loved the hero, who was a bit different and not your standard alpha hunk. A good solid storyline with a touching romance between to deserving people.
beth heads home late one night and surprises an intruder in her house. when she stumbles next door to her new neighbour to use the phone, he drives her to the hospital, after calling in his squad. kevin has been burned by someone who almost took his career with the kcpd away from him, but he still takes care of beth and believes her story. when the case that kevin is working on coincides with beth's case, kevin does his best to make sure that beth is safe, while trying to keep his dista...more
Paula Legate
I loved this book. Beth and Kevin captured my heart. I loved the way Beth always second guessed herself. I could see myself doing that if I was in her situation. I loved the way Kevin protected Beth. Kevin was a rough guy, that didn't want to help. But Beth melted his heart little by little. This was one of my favorite books, and I can see myself rereading this book latter on. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did! I love books with lots of action, and romance,this book had the perfect ble...more

As far as Harlequin titles go, I can honestly say this one was
pretty darned good. I generally avoid the category's because I like long, drawn out stories, and whileBatB can't claim the drawn-out bit, it was still a well written book. Even with a limited amount of pages Ms Miller manages to convey an entire story, including some history for both her not only do we get an interesting, if not wholly original, mystery, as well as a good dose of romance, but we get a chance to know he...more
I usually read these short little Harlequins for the romance so I don't really care about the storyline or what the h does for a living. That's why I didn't like this one. It was mostly focused on the heroines job, there was barely any romance, was really boring and had to skim to get to the end. As im writing this I cant even remember what happened to the couple.
I enjoyed the romance between Beth and Keith, but the case was lacking. Aspects of it didn't seem to make sense to me, but maybe that's because I read it so quickly. And yay for reintroducing Alex Taylor!! Can't wait to read more about him.
This was a fun read. I think the elderly neighbor could have played a bit more into the story just to add intrigue or humor. All in all it was well thought out with defined characters.
Noelle Walsh
This book was good. I read it very quickly, I liked the story and the characters and Iwould potentially read it again.
once again Julie Miller out did her self. thanks for the read
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Julie Miller is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of breathtaking romantic suspense--with a National Readers Choice Award and two Daphne du Maurier awards among other prizes. In 2009 she earned an RT BookReviews Career Achievement Award. Many of her more than...more
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