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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • To Love a Cop
  • Janice Kay Johnson
  • 13 November 2019
  • 0373609043

To Love a Cop✈ [PDF / Epub] ✅ To Love a Cop By Janice Kay Johnson ✸ – Essayreview.co.uk She s sworn to protect her heartAfter what Laura Vennetti and her son have been through, she s avoided all contact with the police Then her son brings detective Ethan Winter into their lives Despite h She s sworn to protect her heartAfter what Laura Vennetti and her son have been through, she s avoided all contact with the police Then her son brings detective Ethan Winter into their lives Despite how appealing and gorgeous he is, it s safe to say Ethan isn t her To Love PDF/EPUB or dream manImmediately, though, Laura can see how different he is from her late husband Ethan is thoughtful, considerate and a good influence on her son Add in the intense attraction between her and Ethan and the temptation to give in is irresistible To her surprise, Laura feels the wounds of the past healing, making her wonder if she could love this cop forever.


About the Author: Janice Kay Johnson

Janice Kay Johnson is the author of over a hundred books for children and adults Her first four published romance novels were coauthored with her mother, also a writer who has since published mysteries and children s books on her own These were sweet romance novels, the author hastens to To Love PDF/EPUB or add she isn t sure they d have felt comfortable coauthoring passionate love scenes Janice graduated from Whitman College with a BA in history and then received a master s degree in library science from the University of Washington She was a branch librarian for a public library system until she began selling her own writingShe has written six novels for young adults and one picture book for the read aloud crowd Rosamund was the outgrowth of all those hours spent reading to her own daughters, and of her passion for growing old roses Twoof her favorite books were historical novels she wrote for Tor Forge The research was pure indulgence for someone who set out intending to be a historian Janice is divorced and has raised her two daughters in a small, rural town north of Seattle, Washington She s an active volunteer and board member for Purrfect Pals, a no kill cat shelter, and foster kittens often enliven a household that already includes a fewcats than she wants to admit to Janice loves writing books about both love and family about the way generations connect and the power our earliest experiences have on us throughout life Her Superromance novels are frequent finalists for Romance Writers of America RITA awards Along with her books for Harlequin, Janice has written the Cape Trouble series of romantic suspense novels, and is about to launch a new series, Desperation Creek, set in rural eastern Oregon.


10 thoughts on “To Love a Cop

  1. says:

    Very good book, and very emotional Ethan is a police detective who was attending a gun show on his day off when he spotted Jake He noticed Jake looking at the various guns, and that he had no adult with him and it was a schoolday After confronting Jake he drove him home and stayed to talk to Jake s mother Laura The initial meeting did not go well.Laura is a widow and her son is eleven years old Her husband had been a cop and part of a large Italian family One day when Jake was five he foun Very good book, and very emotional Ethan is a police detective who was attending a gun show on his day off when he spotted Jake He noticed Jake looking at the various guns, and that he had no adult with him and it was a schoolday After confronting Jake he drove him home and stayed to talk to Jake s mother Laura The initial meeting did not go well.Laura is a widow and her son is eleven years old Her husband had been a cop and part of a large Italian family One day when Jake was five he found his father s gun and had grabbed it to show his cousin Because it was heavy he dropped it and when he tried to catch it he accidentally pulled the trigger and killed his five year old cousin The family rallied around the dead boy s family and completely cut ties with Laura s family Between losing his family and the guilt over what had happened, her husband took his own life Laura and Jake have been on their own for six years Because of what happened, Laura has a deep loathing for guns and a distrust of those that carry them She s horrified to find out where Jake had been and not too happy to have Ethan in her home She sends him away as soon as she can.Ethan had known her husband as they were both on the police force He remembered what had happened and understands Laura s feelings He also feels a bit guilty, because as one of Matt s brother officers he thinks he should have stayed in touch He s determined to do so now, even though Laura had been less than welcoming He was also attracted to Laura, which he found surprising considering her attitude He is also worried about Jake, whose fascination with guns is bordering on obsession He wants to find a way to help.I loved the romance that built between Laura and Ethan It was a slow building one, as Ethan knew that Laura had some issues with him that she had to overcome I loved his patience with her fears, and how he worked to ease them Ethan had been married before and his wife couldn t handle his job It left him feeling cautious about getting emotionally involved, but with Laura he couldn t help it I thought he was doing a really good job with it and things were going well But he still had one event in his past that he hadn t shared with her because he was afraid of her reaction Laura had been surprised by her attraction to Ethan also She hadn t been interested in another man since her husband s death Ethan being a cop was difficult for her because of her previous experiences As he steps in to help with her son, she gets to know him better and sees the differences between him and Matt Her fears begin to ease and the friendship they built turns to love.When a case that Ethan s been working on goes bad, both discover that their issues are rooted deeper than they had realized Both of them say things that really hurt the other and it doesn t look good for them to continue their relationship My tears were flowing as it takes some very emotional soul searching by both of them to face down their own demons before they can finally be there for each other I loved how they then faced each other with how they were feeling and why they had acted as they had More tears as things were resolved.I loved Laura s son Jake What he had been through was tragic and the effect it had had on his life was terrible He is still dealing with it and his methods are worrying to both Ethan and Laura He likes it when Ethan befriends him and enjoys doing things with him I thought his reactions to Ethan s rules were very realistic, as were some of the things he did The portrayal of what he s going through was really good, and I loved seeing him getting closer to Ethan He went through a lot of changes during the book and seeing the process was a huge part of the emotional appeal of the book.I also liked seeing the comparison of the two families involved in the story The Vanetti family, for all its closeness, had not treated Laura and Jake well at all I really got Laura s bitterness, especially when the trouble started at Jake s school I loved the way Ethan came rushing to support her and how he helped her I really enjoyed seeing her follow his advice I understood her reactions to the calls she received from them, and how she ended up having to deal with those feelings As a contrast, I loved Ethan s mom and dad Their love for each other just glows, and is a great example for Ethan I loved their easy acceptance of Laura and Jake Their reaction to what happens with Ethan shows what it should be like and gives him much to think about.The case that ran throughout the book was interesting and showed the kinds of things that Ethan had to deal with The culmination of the case and the effect it had on Ethan, Laura and Jake made it vital to the story

  2. says:

    Well, this was brave You know, if any other author had written this book, I would have put it down after a few pages It tackles some big, heavy, US centric issues, and I know few people could have made it work However, I love Janice Kay Johnson s books, and so I made myself continue, and I m glad I did.This book is about US gun culture That is the heart of the story The heroine s late husband left his gun out, their little son accidentally killed someone with it, and then later the husband c Well, this was brave You know, if any other author had written this book, I would have put it down after a few pages It tackles some big, heavy, US centric issues, and I know few people could have made it work However, I love Janice Kay Johnson s books, and so I made myself continue, and I m glad I did.This book is about US gun culture That is the heart of the story The heroine s late husband left his gun out, their little son accidentally killed someone with it, and then later the husband committed suicide The sort of news headline that travels across oceans and even makes it onto television here.How in the world do you write this story without upsetting half of America I think the author managed it.I have never lived in a gun culture, and even coming from a military family, I do not know a single person who privately owns a gun or would ever consider buying one Guns don t factor into my existence, and so I look on things like gun shows and the NRA with total bewilderment.I think this was a factual, unbiased representation of the situation After all, major characters both own guns and teach gun safety classes, but guns are by no means glorified It was as balanced as I think it could possibly have been.On top of all the gun stuff, Johnson is just a plain good writer She researches the bejesus out of her topics and can write people of all genders, ages and cultures convincingly She writes realistic characters and believable romances She has little nuances in their actions so they seem like real people, not creations from a book.If there was one thing in this one I wasn t so sure of, it was the way the heroine s family did a total turnaround after years of heavy, horrible treatment, just because she spoke to them for thirty seconds It was the only thing in the book I couldn t believe in.However, this was yet another good read by this writer Review copy provided by NetGalley.

  3. says:

    4 StarsI enjoyed this book quite a bit There were a lot of major issues being discussed in this book gun violence, suicide and I think it was handled very well The characters were extremely likable and the story was well done.

  4. says:

    4 StarsEvery once and a while I need a Harlequin Romance to allow me to escape.Ethan is a strong character, he is not a big alpha dude, he has strong beliefs and is very loyal Laura was betrayed by the people who should have stood by her in tragedy, and because of that she never really healed herself I enjoyed how their romance was slow in the making The minimal steam level of this book makes it a great one to read if you are in mixed company, or close quarters on a plane or bus My favorite 4 StarsEvery once and a while I need a Harlequin Romance to allow me to escape.Ethan is a strong character, he is not a big alpha dude, he has strong beliefs and is very loyal Laura was betrayed by the people who should have stood by her in tragedy, and because of that she never really healed herself I enjoyed how their romance was slow in the making The minimal steam level of this book makes it a great one to read if you are in mixed company, or close quarters on a plane or bus My favorite part of the book was their interaction with Laura s son Jake It read very real to me He could have been a throw away character in this book, but by the end I think I knew him as well as Ethan and Laura.I sort of hope the author writes a book that gives us another look at these characters Ethan seems to have a few single coworkers and friends I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review

  5. says:

    Laura Vennetti hates guns Why wouldn t she, after her 5 yr old son accidentally kills his cousin with his father s service revolver and then her cop husband kills himself When Detective Ethan Winter escorts Jake home from a gun show, Laura thinks the worst.But something about Ethan makes her rethink her usual reaction He befriends Jake and urges her to get him some help and his quiet awareness of her encourages her to consider getting to know him better She knows he s not like her husband, b Laura Vennetti hates guns Why wouldn t she, after her 5 yr old son accidentally kills his cousin with his father s service revolver and then her cop husband kills himself When Detective Ethan Winter escorts Jake home from a gun show, Laura thinks the worst.But something about Ethan makes her rethink her usual reaction He befriends Jake and urges her to get him some help and his quiet awareness of her encourages her to consider getting to know him better She knows he s not like her husband, but what she doesn t know he hesitates to tell her.When a case he s on requires that he shoot one of the perpetrator s, she panics and he angrily concludes he can t see her again Does this also mean he s going to cut himself off from Jake, who s begun to think of Ethan as the father he no longer has Emotions run high in this beautifully complex story as the threads of real life play out and eventually result in a rebraiding of family that surrounds these three

  6. says:

    I thought I wouldn t be able to read Johnson s romance novel Johnson is an author I ve always enjoyed, who delivers a heartfelt, serious love story with interesting issues and quandaries But To Love A Cop opens at a gun show and I m a strict gun control gal But Johnson s perspective is sympathetic and nuanced It s also a great story about dealing with a gun tragedy and forging a new family for three people, cop Ethan Winters, single mom, Laura Vennetti, and son, Jake, who deserve all the hap I thought I wouldn t be able to read Johnson s romance novel Johnson is an author I ve always enjoyed, who delivers a heartfelt, serious love story with interesting issues and quandaries But To Love A Cop opens at a gun show and I m a strict gun control gal But Johnson s perspective is sympathetic and nuanced It s also a great story about dealing with a gun tragedy and forging a new family for three people, cop Ethan Winters, single mom, Laura Vennetti, and son, Jake, who deserve all the happiness In the end, I think this is one of Johnson s best, not to be missed You may read aextensive review by following the link received an e ARC from Harlequin, via Netgalley

  7. says:

    I received a complimentary book from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I have always loved Janice Kay Johnson s book, and her latest book did not disappoint I loved the fact that the author writes about something that is so up to date we often hear about it on the daily news broadcasts.Laura Vennetti is the widow of a police officer, and she has an eleven year old son What happened to her when her son was five years old is so emotional and poignant, that I found it I received a complimentary book from Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.I have always loved Janice Kay Johnson s book, and her latest book did not disappoint I loved the fact that the author writes about something that is so up to date we often hear about it on the daily news broadcasts.Laura Vennetti is the widow of a police officer, and she has an eleven year old son What happened to her when her son was five years old is so emotional and poignant, that I found it difficult not to be affected by the situation I will not mention it because I think it meanswhen you read it for yourself.Meanwhile, Ethan Winter was on the same police force and knew her husband and the story of how her husband died He is attracted to Laura and is determined to befriend her especially since he has noticed her son s interest in guns.I absolutely loved this story and would highly recommend However this is not a happy story although there is a happy ending of course after all this is a Harlequin book However, the story has so much angst in the beginning that it almost seems like a mainstream book

  8. says:

    This is a heartwarming story on getting past grief and troubles, forgiveness and learning to love I loved that Laura s son was just as important to the story in not only getting Laura s and Ethan perspectives but the sons as well I loved getting into the sons perspective on the confusion of whats going on and how he s learning I loved watching Laura and Ethan s relationship develop past those rocky times I found Ethan s perspective on his case interesting and getting that side action into hi This is a heartwarming story on getting past grief and troubles, forgiveness and learning to love I loved that Laura s son was just as important to the story in not only getting Laura s and Ethan perspectives but the sons as well I loved getting into the sons perspective on the confusion of whats going on and how he s learning I loved watching Laura and Ethan s relationship develop past those rocky times I found Ethan s perspective on his case interesting and getting that side action into his life making his characterrealistic I loved the details in this story it was easy to come up with a vivid image of what is going on as if its a movie in my head I thought that the story line was interesting and this book was quite unique and interesting and I loved every moment of reading this story

  9. says:

    Johnson does a really nice job depicting the fallout from this family tragedy Laura s feelings toward her deceased husband s family seem realistic, as does Jake s obsession with guns Additionally, Johnson does a good job of weaving the budding romance into the story without making it seem contrived RT Book Reviews, 4 stars.

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