I Like Em Pretty (N'awlins Exotica Series #1)by Michael Mandrake 4*
BLURBNew Orleans is supposed to be the big easy. One night changes everything for Frankie Choteau.
New Orleans. A city rich in tradition, diversity, and on the comeback trail from hurricane Katrina. Francois “Frankie” Choteau, a resident of this town, a cop with a hot temper and low tolerance for bs. Kajika Fortier, a transplant from Oklahoma came here looking for a dream and unfortunately it’s turned into a nightmare. On a hot summer night, they meet and cross paths during a very difficult situation. Despite this, the attraction between them is evident and loneliness for both men is a fate worse than death. They’d both like a chance at happiness but will the circumstances and Frankie’s uneasiness prevent their happy ever after?
My Review I enjoyed this story but would have liked to give Frankie's female police partner a quick kick up the backside at times. Which just goes to show how well Michael Mandrake has written the characters in this book. If you enjoy flirtatious pretty boys and handsome police officers getting together and learning to give and take in their new relationship then you need to read this at once. I just hope that the next book is all about some of those wonderful secondary characters. In fact my only complaint, and the reason it doesn't get 5*, is that there wasn't really any tension as such and Frankie's job was mostly glossed over, even though he was supposed to be swamped with a lot of cold cases and recent homicides.