Meghan Muldoon is at a crossroads: struggling to balance the demands of a high stress vocation as an advocate for victims of violence and her feelings for Keenan Rossi, a man who wants to make their relationship permanent.
On Valentine's Day, a series of routine crises force Meg to question staying in a profession which fulfills her both professionally and spiritually--or devoting the rest of her life to the one person who completes her.
Which one is For Keeps?
FOR KEEPS tells the story of a romance between two strong characters who work together and have been dating for a while. Meghan is an advocate for women and children who are victims of crime, Keenan is a hard-boiled detective who works in the Sheriff's department. Both work long hours and have agreed to keep their relationship on the down low, but lately Keenan has been wanting more of a commitment. In a twist on the usual, Meghan is the one who wants to keep things like they are and not get married.
This well written story gets all the details spot-on when talking about the police department, the crime scenes, and the victims advocacy group. I also liked the twist of the woman being the one not ready to take that next step into total commitment. When Meghan lets go of her fear at the end I found myself grinning like a fool, happy she'd decided to make the leap. My only complaint is that the story really needed to be longer, as there was so much about the investigations and whatnot that seemed to demand further details and more page time. I need to download more books by Veronica Lynch, as she's made me remember how much I like this kind of police procedural/romantic suspense. 5 candy hearts for a great job.