Monday, July 25, 2011

In Transit by Kathleen Gerard

2.5 stars
Copy received for review

Okay, let me start out by saying that this book was not what I thought it was going to be, therefore it was not really my style, and that colors my review.

This "romantic suspense" is very heavy on the romance and lighter on the suspense.  And let's face it, I'm just not into romances when there's not a lot else going on.

Technically, there is a lot going on, but I just don't have a lot of patience for the heroine who can't see that the man she loves is a psychotic loser.

Terribly uncharitable of me, I know.

However, if you like romances, it's not badly written.  If it seems like your style, give it a try.  The problem was it wasn't mine and I was bored.

(Apathetic reviews suck, don't they?  Sorry.  There as bad to write as they are to read, I promise.)

Here's the Goodreads synopsis to make up for it:
Can a rookie cop survive the men who cross her path in the NYPD?

When a psychic in a shopping mall tells Rita Del Vecchio that she is "destined for greatness," and she will "marry a man in uniform," the restless, wet-behind-the-ears, 22 year-old decides to finally take control of her life. Rita sets out on a quest to become a New York City Police Officer. But can a spry, feisty, single woman thrive in the gritty world of New York's Finest?

Leaving behind the suburbs of New Jersey and a job as an under-tipped waitress, Rita Del Vecchio hangs up her apron and ballet slippers for a bullet-proof vest. But will she wear it? And if she does, will it protect her on the mean streets of Manhattan? Can it also protect her from Cupid’s arrows if they should land amiss?

Rita is assigned to the New York City Transit Police Squad and gets more than she bargained for. Riding the Lexington Avenue Subway Line, Rita winds up meeting not one man in uniform, but many. Whom will she love?

IN TRANSIT combines romance and suspense. This woman-in-jeopardy story delves into the ordinary lives of NYPD career cops and how their fates are determined by people who hold secrets as dark and as labyrinth-like as the New York City Subway System.

Anyway, this is definitely a clean romance.  If it sounds like your thing, go for it. :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Britt for your honest review and for taking the time to read "In Transit." I'm glad that you thought the book was well written. Thanks for recommending it to romance readers.