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Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2020
I've read the previous books in this series and while they weren't amazing, they were decent. Was it done realistically? No. Too much drama? Yeah. Simplistic, childish characters? Yep. But the plot was interesting and everything worked fell enough to continue the story.
This latest book in the series really kinda dropped the ball on that. Was the plot different? Yes, it was. However it just was not done in a believable way.
Is it a little weird that a random trainee suddenly gets the responsibilities of a trained and experienced officer without question and is suddenly in charge of a whole department without anyone blinking an eye? I think so. I also think the the MC's reactions to everything (ie: she gets slaughtered by her boyfriend, or she starts waking up from the dead, or she acts like a junior high girl whenever anyone brings up romance) are just so superficial and glossed over. A random criminal gives her a bottle of "something" and she swears she'd not going to drink it but then she has a bad day and suddenly decides it's the best thing to do? Um, no.
The sex scene is really where I had to hop off the train. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of them usually! :) But they need to be written as though not by someone who's never experienced it before (and if they have, I think they need a little more experience). It was as though a teenage boy (with no access to the internet or any other legitimate research material) wrote that scene. And I'm sure plenty of people are cool with it, but I personally don't think it's great to keep perpetuating the idea that you go from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and just ram everything together with no work beforehand and instantly it's fabulous for both parties and they just can't help themselves and they're done a minute later. :D
Anyway, interesting light read but could use some work on the level of detail and believability.