[V.K. Powell] ¸ Second in Command (Fairview Station #2) [anthologies PDF] Read Online Ó This was a nice read that presents a full figure women struggling a little with body image Emory Blake, is a social worker and a stickler for the rules which in her opinion serve to help the children in the foster care system Emory is older and maybe looking for a relationship Lieutenant Jazz Perry, is the good looking police officer, lonely and tired of not having a family Jazz is a product of the foster care system and believes some rules should be bent The women are back and forth with each other because of their passion for the foster care system and each other.
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This book is the second in a series, and I unfortunately didn t get the chance to read the first book yet I ve read some of the other reviews and I think I missed out on some character development since the characters seem to overlap between books, but all in all, this was a standalone novel and I wasn t lost in any way by starting on this book first.
To me, this book was good but not great It was nice to see communication between the characters, but it really bothered me that the romance was insta love For me, that s a huge pet peeve, and it s hard for me personally to really get into a book if there s insta love involved Even though this is a crime novel, this one felt like it had romance than crime involved I enjoyed that Powell added in te Lieutenant Jazz Perry Finds A Young Girl Wandering The Downtown Streets Alone Late At Night As The Child Becomes Attached To Her, Jazz Is Reminded Of Her Own Experiences In Foster Care And Takes A Personal Interest Even When She Knows She Should Maintain Professional Distance Social Worker Emory Blake Is Good At Her Job Helping Children In Challenging Situations She Believes In The System And Knows It Works If You Let It When Jazz Starts Interfering In The Case And Bypassing The Rules, Emory Is Torn Between Her Responsibilities And An Unwelcome Attraction She Can T Deny When On The Job Responsibilities Collide With Desires Of The Heart, Becoming Personally Involved Is The Only Choice VK Powell is a very good writer You can t go wrong if you pick up one of her titles The relationships are always well crafted and usually the sex is pretty darn hot Also it s not just about the leads falling in love There s a plot too The only detraction for me here is the instalove It s interesting that there s an age gap and the one character feels she has an imperfect body, but still they fall in love almost the second they re meet Overall a satisfying lesfic title.
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I really loved reading Second in Command by VK Powell This is the second book in the Fairview Station series, but don t worry if you haven t read the first one This book can be read as a standalone book.
This story centers around Lieutenant Jazz Perry, adopted daughter of the Carlyle family, social worker Emory Blake, and a young at risk child named Shea Spencer, who has been in and out of the foster care system There are a good many secondary characters, both good and bad Those of you who have already read the first book will meet several familiar faces All of the characters are well drawn, realistic and likeable except the bad guys of course I liked that the author let the characters have flaws, both physically and socially They weren t all super thin models with unrealistic bodies and perfect histories It was ref 3.
5 I haven t really bought many books this month as kU has been enough to sustain my reading thirst but after reading the sample of this book I was intrigued enough to buy it The main character are Jazz 35 36 and Emory 48 49 I liked the main characters and even the secondary characters but the relationship between Emory and Jazz was just too much hot and cold and I didnt think the reason was protrayed enough to me make it fit Not that I dont think the reason for Emory s insecurities were nit justified but the extent just wasnt portrayed enough for me ti feel it especually for the amount of angst she was causing I also felt Jazz was a bit too naive for what was going on with her, Karen, and Emory Regardless, the story wa swell written and the Carlyle family itself is one that makes scenes with them enjoyable.
I will say I did enjoy the book but i wasn t wow ed enough to really lik This book was a pleasant read Not dark and twisty as I expected The characters are memorable, even the one I wanted to slap for being spineless most of the time She eventually breaks out of that pattern and grows, so don t give up on her The rest of the cast is so memorable, I was still thinking about some of them days later I d like to see if these characters turn up anywhere else in the author s imaginary universe They re the kind of people I could have Sunday brunch with Wonder how I can get an invitation
When Lieutenant Jazz Perry met social worker Emory Blake there was an immediate connection Jazz was at a point in her life that she wanted that certain someone to share her life and have a family Emory, fourteen years older, suffered from self esteem and insecurity issues due to how a previous relationship ended.
This was a major problem throughout the story Other issues dealt with were the potential privatization of CPS services, 11 year old Shea, a foster child, who was desperate to have a normal family life and get away from her drug addict and dealer father, and Karen, a woman Emory perceived as her rival, professionally and personally Initially, it was hard to like Emory with her contradictory personality One minutes she was enad with Jazz, and the next she was lashing out and telling her to leave, especially whenever there was a difference of opinion involved in their conversation I have the feeling that this book could have been better solved.
Emory is a social worker, in her mid late forties, who is too much self conscious about her physical appearance, which makes her reluctant to have a relationship So many doubts are caused by the way her previous sentimental relationship ended.
Jazz is a police lieutenant, in her early thirties, with a childhood marked by having lost her parents and having to enter the adoption system, with very bad experiences, she was finally adopted by a family that has loved and supported her, giving her the stability she needed But when it comes to romantic relationships, her moto is to have uncomplicated relationships.
When Emory and Jazz meet, the perspective of a relationship seems to change them and their behavior becomes the opposite of their usual, especially Jazz Almost without having spoken two sentences with her, s