Review of ‘Line of duty’ by V.K. Powell
I’m usually a stickler for reading books in order but haven’t had the chance to read the first two of this series yet. Seeing how this is the third in a series, I was a little concerned about that going in, but it ended up not mattering one bit. This book is very readable as a standalone novel, even though you will likely want to read the others in the series once you’re finished!
Even missing out on the background provided by the first two novels, it’s easy to jump into the storyline here. Dylan is the youngest sister in the Carlyle family, which is full of police officers. Dylan is an ER doctor and the first in the family who hasn’t gone into law enforcement. In fact, she refuses to even date cops because their father and grandfather have already died on the job. Of course, when the sexy Finley joins the force, Dylan’s forced to re-evaluate. Finley’s a cop with a bold personality and player’s mentality, but when things start to happen and she starts showing her softer and kinder side, all bets are off for Dylan.
The opening scene of when the two first meet is a real winner and I loved that Powell chose to show their first meeting in that way. You can really see both character’s personalities show through right from that first scene alone and it drew me in from the get-go. I really enjoyed this story overall, and the cameos from the rest of the Carlyle family left me wanting to go back and read the first two novels in this series at some point.
Overall, this was an enjoyable lesbian cops and docs book with a law enforcement / medical theme. It’s not going to be one that I re-read and won’t be going onto my favorites list or anything, but it’s well written and the characters are very likable. 3.75 stars.
Many thanks to Bold Strokes for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.