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The Beginning of Us

(Men With Badges #2)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  29 reviews
The people we love are often those who could cost us everything.

For Detective Chase Guilliot, coveting a gangster's girlfriend might just cost him his life. After months of staring at surveillance photos, Chase feels like he knows Shelby Brignac, the breathtaking beauty who's found herself in his target's bed. From everything he's seen, Shelby doesn't look like a stupid wo
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Published March 1st 2017 by Christina Emery (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jun 07, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
💝FREE on Amazon today (6/7/2018)!💝
Natalee Grimaldi
A complete thrill ride! Action-packed, suspense-filled romance that you can’t help but fall in love with. The Switch was an enjoyable read.

When Shelby finds herself in a bit of a jam, luck finds her way and helps her run, literally, into the arms of Chase- a rookie cop. Unbeknownst to her, Shelby’s table gets instantly turned when Chase offers her his help. Thing is, Shelby is in real deep with the wrong guys and Chase will have to figure out whether to keep his badge or say to hell with it.

I mu
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect with The Switch. I was a huge fan of Book 1 in the series Martial Bitch and had no idea what was in store for Book 2. Well, let me tell you JC Emery did not disappoint. If you love a story with a handsome, smart, heroic police officer with a heart of gold and a headstrong, brave, beautiful women combined with suspense, love, and the right amount of steam this is the book for you! I LOVED this story! Just imagine these 2 characters in the beautiful setting of New Orle ...more
Adrianne James
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: na, indie-author
Another great read by JC Emery!

The Switch is a romance between "bad" girl and a cop. Not only does JC deliver on a great plot line, fully fleshed out characters, and enough action to keep you turning the page, but she fills it with serious sexual tension, explosive intimate moments, and a love between two people who really only met by chance in a horrible situation.

If you are a fan of crime suspense and romance The Switch is the book for you!
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had it all: action, suspense, love and hot for each other characters. I loved the way Chase had immediate protective feelings for Shelby and made her want to be a better person. He was so sweet yet so in charge. Loved the flow of the book, never a dull moment. The ending was very good and very heartwarming, just wish it was a tad bit longer.

And I laughed at the mention of Marital Bitch, JC's first book. Too cute!
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the first Men with Badges book, Marital Bitch. The Switch, is another great read by JC Emery. It took me a couple of chapters to get into the storyline, but after that it was a great read! Love the chemistry between Chase and Shelby!!!
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 action packed with a side of love and protect and serve stars!
Tbird London
Let’s get the little details out of the way. First, this is a standalone book so you don’t need to real Marital Bitch to understand the plot in The Switch. Next item up for discussion is this book is less than 200 pages and with the writing style it reads very quickly and the plot keeps you engaged, but I struggled engaging with the characters. While I had the same issue with book one, the humor in that one carried the story and enjoyment for me, leading me to give it a 4 star rating. This one i ...more
Margo - Determined to get my book life back
Summary – 3 Stars
The Switch by JC Emery is the typical romantic story of a woman, Shelby, who makes one dumb choice after another until she is finally rescued by a good man, Chase. It's an enjoyable adventure where the main characters are chased by bad guys, and it's hard to tell sometimes who the good guys are. The dialog and characters aren't as outstanding as the author's first endeavor, Marital Bitch, but then again it's hard to top a book that good. This is the second book in the Men with B
Crystal Marie
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I had read the first Men with Badges book, Marital Bitch, quite some time ago and I completely loved that book. I don’t know what it was about it, but I just loved it. So when it came to the second book in the series, which is a complete standalone by the way. You don’t have the read the first one to understand this one.

I felt kinda let down but I think that was just how the first book was hilarious. This book was more serious than that one was. But taking that into consideration the book itself
Margreet Asselbergs

My Rating: 3.5 of 5 ⭐️

Not having grown up with the best of examples, or the clearest of structures, it really isn't a big surprise that Shelby, who despite her unrestrained and outgoing nature, is still fairly trusting and naive, easily gets sucked in with the wrong kind of people. With a rather immature and somewhat irresponsible view on life, she has given herself permission to grab what she can while it is dangling in front of her nose......right or wrong. No one has ever called her on it, un
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well let me start off by saying I am a huge JC Emery fan. Her Bayonet Scars series are some of my favorite books and up to this point, I had only known her as a biker romance writer. So when this book was offered as a freebie, it was a perfect chance to read something different for me as I am tired of the biker, rocker and dark erotica and needed to switch things up a little =)
This book started off with a paced and tense as hell, as Shelby finds herself in a mess after stealing a rar
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Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
Shelby´s friend Becca was kidnapped because Shelby got involved with a wrong guy.

Victor Abraham, Shelby´s ex who kidnapped her friend, wants her to steal a purple diamond necklace in exchange for her friend.

Officer Chase Guilliot is a young cop who has just started to work.

One day when he was off-duty, he save Shelby´s life. He wants to protect her, to keep her safe. That when this situation is over, that everything will be ok.

The chemistry between Shelby and Chase is strong.

In a matter of hours
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jc-emery
This series I find is much more tame in comparison to Ms. Emery's Bayonet Scars MC Series. Though I liked the characters in this story better than in Marital Bitch, I liked the story of Marital Bitch better than this one. I think by this story Ms. Emery was already writing towards what people think the whole perfect body type should be as both characters were flawless in practically every way.

The first book in this series had more realistic characters and I liked that. Yeah I enjoy reading abou
Dawn  Johnson
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always J.C. has brought another amazing book to read. I love the humor, banter, emotions & HOT scenes. I was unable to put this book down. I do not give spoilers it is not my style but I will tell you that if you are looking for a great read then this is the book for you. The way the Author gives detail you are able to imagine yourself in the setting with Chase & Shelby. You feel their emotions you feel their desire. J.C. the Author is able to draw you in & keep you a part of the story. You w ...more
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really good kind of suspenseful, romantic story that kept me interested right up to the end. Shelby is 23, too good looking for her own good who gets tangled up with a mob boss boyfriend in New Orleans. Chase Guilliot is a 21 year old rookie cop who tries to help Shelby as she is running down a street in New Orleans trying to evade a gunman.

She is a lot less innocent than she initially seems to the rookie cop -- the true story of which the cop eventually figures out. But, of course, she's not
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked Marital Bitch, but I loved the Switch!

Shelby has found herself in some major trouble. It has ended up with her ex sending his goons out to kidnap her, but they grabbed her best friend instead. While doing what the ex, Victor, wants her to do to get her bestie back, she has to run from a gunman. In the process of that, she meets Chase. Not knowing he is a cop, but he saves her.

I really liked both characters, especially Chase. This story was action packed from the start to the end.
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book 2 in the Men with Badges series. As much as I love Marital Bitch and highly recommend it, you don't have to read it first to read this book. The Switch is a quick moving story of Shelby and Chase, they meet, fall in love and work together in an attempt to bring down a drug smuggler and rescue a friend, all in a out the span of a week. I love that series uses strong willed women who are not looking for a rich man to come and save them. ...more
3.5, showing at 3

Can be read as a stand alone.

I was expecting it to be a rom-com like the first. It is a pleasant story, but it was not written as a rom-com. Slightly through me off, but that was only because of my own preconceived expectations.

The ending was cute.

Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is a great book to read forever and ever since the heart of a great book to read
Texas Reader Stacy
stand alone book, no bikers, but a really nice romantic suspense.
Sep 23, 2013 marked it as gave-up-on  ·  review of another edition
I've waited for this book for a long time, but just can't hold my interest. Shame, but for me it's boring. ...more
Jan 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I was even kinda sad at the end, having to say good bye to Shelby and Chase.
Oct 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: have, read2014
Not as good as the first one, but still good
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Read! Shelby takes a chance with an off duty cop! Chase is drawn to her!! Can't wait to read more from this author ...more
Kori Roby
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great !!!

Again not enough after info but. I guess everyone figures u get enough info to answer the questions. Just wish it was more
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-ebook-owned
I liked the gist of the story. A few things needed to be flushed out but I liked the characters.
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As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, bad-ass bikers, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and her Netflix addiction. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her f ...more

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