Review: Held Hostage (Sin City Uniforms #4) by Morticia Knight

SWAT officer, Cole, can handle just about anything, until he rescues Brett—a man who makes him question all he’s ever believed about love.

As a member of the Las Vegas Police Department's SWAT team, Cole has seen his fair share of danger, but he's never taken a chance on love. He's willing to have some fun when the mood strikes him, but he's married to the job. Called in on a hostage situation, Cole is prepared for anything and everything…except for the brave and beautiful Brett.

Brett has been burned before, most recently by Officer Parker McLean. He's hoping to settle down in Vegas, perhaps find someone he can build a life with. The last thing Brett's looking for is another man in uniform. But when he meets Cole, there's an attraction that can't be denied. Still, he hadn’t expected to fall for the chiseled alpha.

What begins as nothing more than two people experiencing a great night together spirals into something far deeper. But will Brett be able to handle the stress that comes with having a lover who constantly puts his life in jeopardy? And can Cole risk his heart on an everyday hero, or will the job he knows so well remain his top priority?

Brett was introduced in book 2 of this series when he and Parker were casually sleeping together. Well, it was casual on Parker's part, but Brett ended up with his heart broken. I had felt bad for how he was treated in Parker's book, so I was super happy that Held Hostage gave him a sweet and sexy HEA.

Cole is a Vegas cop and has a comfortable relationship with his best friend. The have sex and remain besties, with no strings attached. Just how Cole likes it. No commitment, nothing serious. 

When a hostage situation arises at a clothing store, Cole is on the scene and this is where he meets Brett. Brett is the manager of the store and has to handle the hostage from inside until the police are able come in. After it's over, Cole sees that Brett is pretty shaken up about the whole thing and encourages him to take care of himself.

Their attraction was pretty insta, but it felt genuine. I never found myself questioning why they were falling so fast because the connection was there. Cole knew what Brett needed, even if Brett didn't. He helped Brett make decisions for himself and not what would make everyone else happy. It's was Brett's time and Cole was going to make sure he took advantage of it.

Cole is bossy. Bossy in a hot as hell, sexy way. They had a BDSM-type relationship, without the roles and titles. Cole was bossy and told his good boy what to do. And then Brett did it. He did it oh so well. I loved them together, in and out of the bedroom.

The problem was Cole didn't want a relationship. *blinks* C'mon! For me, it's one of the most frustrating plot devices out there. No matter how true to life it may be, it really bugs me when this is used as an excuse. Especially when you are already in a relationship, even if that's not what you're calling it. But I'd like to give Brett a high five for how he dealt with Cole. Looks like all of Cole's encouragement for Brett to do things for himself backfired. Ha! 

Held Hostage is very enjoyable addition to the series. All of the books can be easily read as a standalone.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I've got to catch up on this series, only read the first two and then they kind of slipped down my list, need to hunt them out and certainly bring book 3 nearer the top, thanks for the reminder.