Shannon’s Law by Emma Calin
Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals. As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck.
She meets Spencer, the attractive and widowed Earl of Bloxington and there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix however, is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.
Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her. All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.
Please note this is a steamy romance novel about a passionate relationship between consenting adults and as such contains scenes of an adult nature. There is also occasional strong language and mild violence in the context of high-stress police/criminal interaction.
About Emma Calin:
I am a British writer of fast-paced action-romance novels and short stories. I currently share my life between England and France and have worked across Europe and the USA in various jobs over the years. I enjoy weaving these exotic locations into my thriller romances.
Ever since I was young I have been fascinated by police stories. Modern London is probably one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and in itself inspires this kind of story. I have the good fortune that my partner is an ex-cop who can tell me the nuts and bolts and inside track on attitudes within the police.
The most direct inspiration is my awareness of social issues such as modern slavery that I have visited in other books. Shannon’s Law is a powerful love story and love is its own inspiration. Traditionally romance and hard crime do not happen in the same tale – this is a genre mix-up that sends publishers and agents into a frenzy of despair.
My feedback from the first ‘Passion Patrol’ novel ‘Knockout!’ is that people are looking for romance with a powerful action story going on as well.
Review by The GreatReads:
Shannon’s Law by Emma Calin is an exciting crime thriller which is fast-paced, intense and mesmerizing. It is a passionate and compelling story where hot cops, hot crime and hot romance freely blended in a vortex of action and passion taking along the reader on a roller-coaster ride.
Gutsy and full-blooded city cop Shannon Aguerri has been repositioned from Brixton to a small village called Fleetworth-Green after a string of individualistic and eccentric assignments which threaten to go out of hand. Her hope of leading a quiet and peaceful life was quashed when she comes across a group of teenage delinquents. While the rest of the teens fled, one remains. Shannon decides to walk him home and learns that his name is Ben and that he has been recently charged with a crime. Ben is the son of Spencer, the widowed 11th Earl of Bloxington.
When Shannon meets Spencer, they hit it off immediately. As is her nature, Shannon does not go by the book. She manipulated him to her advantage. But it is not smooth going as she has a rival in Jasmine de Montfort, who also belongs to the upper class. Soon she realizes that the sleepy village may secretly be hiding a lot of things. There are several interesting threads to the story, and all merge beautifully to make one entertaining story.
Emma Calin is different from many established authors whose books I have reviewed. I was intrigued by the title and was keen to find out how the story pans out. I must confess that I was absolutely delighted with her overall treatment of the story though the book is certainly not without its flaws. I’m glad I decided to take a chance and have a look at Shannon’s Law. There are some graphic adult scenes which may deter some readers. It has been made to appear a necessary part of the story. All in all, Shannon’s Law is a refreshing read from a new author for me. A real page-turner, the story will come to an end sooner than you realizes.