Second in Command by VK Powell

What was the book about?:
Social worker Emory is finally getting over the heartbreak from her ex-partner when she meets Jazz. Her attraction to Jazz is unlike anything she had ever felt before, but she needs to push the feelings away because not only is Jazz younger, but she has the ability to break Emory’s heart.

Jazz is attracted to Emory from the minute she lays eyes on her. Pursuing Emory is easy for Jazz, she knows whats she wants and Emory is precisely that. But between their differing views, Emory’s negative feelings about herself and the age difference… Can these two make this work? Especially when they are knee-deep in a foster case gone wrong and might be on differing sides.

Featured Tropes:
Age-Gap/ Handsome Cop

Book Strengths:
This book is the sequel to ‘Captain’s Choice’ and I would recommend reading the first book before diving into this one. I liked this book more than the first book in series. Finally, a curvaceous woman who lands the handsome cop!

I enjoyed the storyline and felt like the plot twisted more than once and made turning the page more exciting. The secondary characters in this book (and ‘Captain’s Choice’) were excellent, and I thoroughly enjoyed every time the Carlyle family get around the dinner table.

Book weaknesses:
I wasn’t a massive fan of the moments when Emory battled with her self image. At times the self-loathing made me a little sad for her and other times, I wanted to tell her to grab Jazz with both hands and forget about her worries.

Character Chemistry:
Jazz and Emory falling in love was somewhat fast, but I actually enjoyed the insta-love as it cemented the soul mate factor. I especially liked how Jazz convinced Emory she is worth a shot.

Heat Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Great book. I didn’t even mind that there isn’t an epilogue because I know there will be more in book three. I noticed the other day that the third book in the series is coming out soon. I can’t wait to hear what’s next for Emory and Jazz in that book.

Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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