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Reunited by the Badge

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  19 reviews
A megacorporation starts killing patients…

And two exes must reunite to save lives!

When he discovers his patients’ lives are threatened, Dr. Paul Reilly can turn to only one person: Simone Black. She will have his back, even if they don’t agree on much else. But as the former lovers work together to track down the evildoers who are tampering with medications, th
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Published October 1st 2019 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense
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This is an action packed, contemporary, romantic suspense with two great families with starring roles. 

Dr Paul Reilly volunteers to work in mission hospitals abroad although his normal role is in a Chicago hospital. He suspects that one of the medicines he has been prescribing has had a detrimental affect on his patients and sets out to investigate why, sending samples back for his brother to check. When those samples and the results are stolen, they suspect the drug company are ende
Very good second chance romance with some intriguing suspense to complicate matters. Paul and Simone have been an on-again-off-again couple since they were in college. Two years earlier, they split up when Simone refused to accompany Paul on one of his medical mission trips. When Paul discovers that medications from a particular company are contaminated he knows that Simone is the best person to help him.

The book started with a bang as Paul returned to Chicago from Africa to find tha
I wanted to like this book so much – a romantic suspense with no guns on the cover, no SEALs, no former military of any kind – a physician and a lawyer trying to take down an evil pharmaceutical company. There is a lot to like in the book, but it is so messy that I ended up feeling frustrated.

I’m breaking this review into The Good, The Messy, and The Bad.

The Good

Paul and Simone were good characters. They had a long relationship that had never quite gone where
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, contemporary
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 10/7/19.

Reunited by the Badge is a romantic suspense story by a new-to-me author, Deborah Fletcher Mello. It's a second chance romance that serves up a healthy dose of danger for its main characters, Simone Black and Dr. Paul Reilly.

Simone and Paul actually get back together much more quickly than I was expecting here--somewhere in the 20% mark, if I remember correctly--but their reunion is far from a sure thing for the bulk of the book. Simone has all kinds of reservat/>Reunited
Katie Mettner
This one was just middle of the road for me. I've read worse, but I've read far better romantic suspense. The romance was barely there and the suspense was missing completely. Paul and Simone are a second chance couple and I'm always a sucker for second chance romances, but this one fell flat. Simone was difficult to like, at best, and when they were together she was either starting a fight or moaning about how he can't leave her to go do his mission trips. Then they'd hop in bed and everything ...more
Felice Foster
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the third book in the To Serve and Seduce series. It features Paul and Simone, who broke up because of Paul’s work outside of the country. Although they are not together, both still acknowledge that they never stopped loving each other. The romance needed a little umph. There was a lack of chemistry between the two characters. To be exes, I just wasn’t feeling the connection they kept saying they had.

Simone seemed very immature. She wanted things her way all the time and got
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Corruption by any other name is still deadly!

Paul and Simone were both high achievers, he a doctor and she an attorney. Two years prior Simone broke Paul's heart when she was too scared to follow him on his mission trips. Two years later Paul solicits Simone's help when he suspects the Pharmaceutical company supplying them drugs for their patients that are supposed to cure them but are killing them instead. Paul, Simone and Oliver Paul's brother (who is a research scientist) join forces and un
Lynn Brooks
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exhilarating read! REUNITED BY THE BADGE is book three in Deborah Fletcher Mello's To Serve and Seduce series and the return trip into the Black family's world did not disappoint! The intrigue rose quickly and carried throughout the book, and even once the main protagonist was dealt with, we got a tidbit of a new mystery that's going to carry forward into the series going forward that sounds really exciting. Can't wait for a return trip!

Simone is a character that does not disappoint.
Kate Vale
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Relevant to issues in the news on an almost daily basis, this latest addition to the To Serve and Seduce series will keep the reader turning pages faster and faster.

The problem is that Dr. Paul Reilly suspects that his patients are dying from the effects of contaminated drugs being used to try to make them heal, but can he prove it? He turns to his brother, a research scientist, and the woman he broke up with before his latest missionary trip to the African continent. Simone Black is an attorne
Jessica Figueroa
Dr.Paul is noticing a disturbing deadly trend when some of his patients are ending up dead after using a certain supposedly life saving drug. Now he needs the help of an ex Simone Black who can help him build up a case and find who is behind this. Not only with will things heat up between the two but as they dig further its clear someone is willing to do anything to stop them.

If you like a good mystery suspense you'll like this book. I loved seeing all the pieces they were putting to
Dana Busenbark
Who are Simone, Paul, Tom, Jerry, Mrs. Pippin, Oliver, Armstrong, Davis, Ellington, Parker, Vaughn, and Vivian? How do all of these folks know one another or what are their relationships if they do not know one another? I love Mrs. Pippin! What has gotten Paul into some hot water? What is going on in his mind? What bombshell is dropped on him after he gets off his flight and turns his phone on? Where does Paul end up going? Why? Oh, I love Smone's mother and father's senses of humor!!! Who has t ...more
Denise Gary
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reunited By The Badge

This book is so exciting I couldn't put it down.Dr.Paul Reilly is being caught up and a web of danger only one person can help free him.Simone Black is Paul's ex_-girl friend and only love.When he find out a pharmaceutical company is killing his patients cause Dr.Reilly to be threatened.Simone Black is the only one he can turn to.Love is on the run Deborah Mello Fletcher can weave a Thrill out of the words that draws us to the end.This is a book that you would love from
Jul 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
I'm such a sucker for a pretty cover. I'm not looking for much in a romance novel. Just fun characters who have sizzling chemistry and keep me entertained from start to finish. The beginning was interesting with our couple on the run. But being on the run was so boring from there! They quickly settled into the same mundane routine and it didn't even feel like there was impending danger. And I feel like they got back together too soon despite having been broken up for a few years. There was no pu ...more
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What Next

The Black family from the patriarch Jerome to baby grill Simone love, play, and fight hard. But each have their personal idiosyncrasies, Simone being the baby has a doozy. I enjoyed watching her working through it to protect the man she love. I went from wanting to choke her to loving her, enjoyed catching up with the other siblings. Lost my false teeth at the oh s### moments. This series is going to keep us reading.

Geri Evans
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All That And More! 🤩

This story drew me in from the beginning until the end! There is drama, suspense, twists and turns, Love and romance and a strong family bond! I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series! Highly Recommended! Kudos, Deborah Mello! 💜
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Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Was okay. #3 in the ‘series’ invoking the Black siblings.
Myrlita Clark
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was just so gooooood! Simone and Paul have some issues they need to wade through, and it was exciting to see the navigate them.

The fact that they are opposites make for an even better story. There was more than enough push/pull to keep you riveted until the very end.

The supporting characters are some of the same ones from the previous two books and they do their jobs without overwhelming the plot.

I enjoyed this book, I think you will as well ❤.
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For Deborah Fletcher Mello, writing is as necessary as breathing and she firmly believes that if she could not write she would cease to exist. Her first novel, TAKE ME TO HEART, earned her a 2004 Romance Slam Jam nomination for Best New Author. In 2005 she received Book of the Year and Favorite Heroine nominations for her novel THE RIGHT SIDE OF LOVE. In 2008, Deborah won the Romantic Times Review