Series: Disarm #7
Published by Berkley on 3rd June 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Life begins at happily ever after…
For Elsie and Henry, getting married and buying a house is only the beginning of their passionate new adventure. Elsie is flourishing in her job while Henry embarks on a new career as a police officer. Everything, it seems, has finally fallen into place.
Just when it’s all smooth sailing, they face life-altering changes that make Elsie question her ability to adapt. With Henry’s job putting him in constant danger, she watches helplessly while he slips back into his old habits. Elsie must find a way—through any means necessary—to prevent the past from repeating.
With the sand constantly shifting underfoot, Elsie and Henry have to figure out how to strengthen their bond—before they end up losing what matters most…
Reviewed by Shannon
*I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review*
Relationships are like a pendulum on a clock, swinging from one extreme to another. One hour you’re madly in love, unable to imagine life being sweeter, but eventually you reach a point when the relationship starts a downward sway to the center, where apathy often lies. If you’re very lucky, your relationship will stop there, but for the unfortunate, the relationship will swing all the way to the point where the bond is tested beyond its limits, when you have to decide to either find a way to swing back together or bail.
I first read Disarm as a six part series. I was hooked right away and even though they were short, each part felt like a complete mini story in the grand story of Elsie and Henry. When I saw that June Gray was writing a follow up book I was super excited for more drama, more angst, and more sex. And let me tell you, Arrest did not disappoint.
Arrest had Elsie and Henry as newlyweds who still had a lot to learn about each other. It almost seemed like a repeat of Disarm at times, just with Henry being a cop instead of a soldier and dealing with the effects of the job. However, June does a great job of bringing new conflict to their lives and making you feel what Elsie felt that you couldn’t help but be engrossed in the story. My heart definitely broke at times for this couple who went through so much and continued to. There were new challenges like an overly interested coworker in Elsie and the effect of Henry being a cop had on Elise and their marriage. You could definitely see the struggle she went through daily to cope with the challenges of their marriage and how she tried to fix them. And just like the Disarm series, there was a portion from Henry’s POV. Thank goodness for that or my heart might have just given up on them. With Henry being so closed off I needed his POV and it was given at just the right time.
This book was certainly another winner from June Gray. Her writing and storytelling ability is truly wonderful…plus her sex scenes are hott!! I absolutely loved Arrest and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.