Series: Serendipity's Finest #4
Published by Penguin on 2012-12-31
Reviewed by Melissa
In the picturesque town of Serendipity, New York, three siblings have grown up in the shadow of their proud and respected police chief father. But what do love, fate, and fortune have in store for the next generation of Serendipity’s finest? Always feeling like the odd man out in his family, Michael Marsden wanted to make it on his own. So he escaped Serendipity to become an undercover cop in Manhattan, where the Marsden name wasn’t known. But Michael’s independence is compromised when he returns home to replace his sick father as chief of police. Back in the shadow of his family, he’s as lost and restless as ever, until he’s challenged by someone he never anticipated. Cara Hartley is the Serendipity cop with whom Mike had a one night stand three months earlier. Neither expected anything more but fate has other things in store. When Mike returns as Cara’s boss, the sexual tension between them is impossible to ignore--and the unexpected emotional connection continues to grow. But Cara’s a small town girl while Mike has a wanderer’s blood in his veins. Both are convinced a future together is impossible. Until Mike’s real father’s secrets come back to haunt him and he realizes there are some things worth staying and fighting for. Including Cara.
Michael Marsden is enjoying his life as a big city undercover detective. No commitments, no ties and a job that constantly changes. All that changes, when he learns his step-father is ill. Now he’s the temporary police chief of Serendipity and dealing with a cold case that touches close to home. If that wasn’t bad enough, he can’t get the one night stand he had with Cara Hartley out of his mind. Cara knew going in that Mike was a love ’em and leave ’em kind of guy but still having Mike as her new boss is driving her crazy. As the past comes back to haunt Mike and Cara, can Mike let go of the demons that drive him to keep moving and grab Cara and life in Serendipity with both hands?
I adore Serendipity! And Perfect Fit is a wonderful addition to the series. Mike and Cara’s chemistry steamed up the pages while the mystery of the past kept me turning pages in anticipation of what would come next. Kudos to Carly Phillips for another welcome addition to the world of Serendipity!!