Title: Hyatt’s Hunt (Kansas City Heat: Book Eight)
Author: Jenna Byrnes
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 96 Pages
At a Glance: A short and simple mystery with interesting characters, but I’m not sure I bought into the relationship.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Kansas City’s latest serial killer suspect has just been released on a technicality. Can the homicide detective and the ADA work together to recapture the criminal?
KCPD Homicide’s newest detective, Jed Hyatt, apprehends a drug addict wanted for the gruesome murder of a local real estate agent. The man as much as admits the pretty woman isn’t his first victim. Before Jed has a chance to question him, the suspect’s lawyer gets him released on a technicality. Shocked and frustrated, Jed butts heads with the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case, Brody Carpenter. Brash but sexy as hell, Brody lashes out at Jed for sloppy police work. He suggests the officers keep digging, and bring him any information they can uncover. In private, Brody’s interested in another type of ‘under the covers’ activity. Jed’s intrigued but concerned because the men are so different, yet Brody insists opposites attract. In a race to solve the case before anyone else is hurt, Jed discovers in a terrifying way that his actions have consequences, sometimes very dire ones.
Review: Jed Hyatt, new detective with the KCPD, finds himself butting heads with Brody Carpenter, ADA, after an arrest goes bad. Jed is more than just a cop; he’s a loving son who keeps in touch with his family, especially his mother. He also dreams of having a family of his own one day.
Brody is smart, classy, and sometimes irritating. In trying to apologize to Jed, he’s a little aggressive. Needless to say, Jed and Brody do start seeing each other, but work and doubt makes Jed think it wasn’t such a good idea.
With Hyatt’s Hunt comes a big difference in family dynamics between Brody and Jed. I didn’t like the way Brody addressed Jed’s closeness to his family. There was a point where I felt Brody was either annoyed or jealous of Jed’s relationship with them. Brody is also a workaholic, and Jed’s job is demanding. At one point, Brody is no longer in contact with Jed. When Jed finally reaches Brody, the situation comes to a head; then Jed is not only dealing with the Brody situation, but he still has to solve a murder case and his life is at risk. I still wonder about Brody’s character—I just don’t know if he was right for Jed.
Jenna Byrnes Kansas City Heat stories are short, simple mysteries, easy to follow with a good variety of interesting characters, and although there’s always an insta-love element, it works for this series.
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