The Switch, By JC Emery

Shelby Brignac has gotten herself into some trouble. From her awful taste in men to her poor choices, she just can’t catch a break. After stupidly helping her boyfriend with his loan sharking business, Shelby has decided she wants
out. It’s just too dangerous for a waitress, in her opinion. But just when she thinks she’s free of the headache, she’s offered up one last job– one last job she can’t refuse: retrieve a precious antique gem and she’ll get her best friend back alive.
Hiding out in New Orleans’ French Quarter with the rare purple diamond in tow, Shelby thinks she has no way out of the seemingly hopeless situation– that is until Chase Guilliot, an off-duty cop intervenes, saving her life. Too bad for Chase that the gunman who’s hot on his tail doesn’t care if one of his targets carries a badge– he just wants Shelby’s head and that diamond back. And he’s not above killing a cop to get it.
On the run with a hot rare diamond and a beautiful hot-headed woman, Chase’s oath to serve and protect is pushed to the limits. Unsure if he can trust the one person he wants to more than anything, Chase swears he’ll get both he and Shelby out of this mess alive, but then he’s done with her for good– or is he?
THE SWITCH is a thrilling contemporary romance that likes to live on both sides of the law.
I had read the first Men with Badges book, Marital Bitch, quite some time ago and I completely loved that book.  I don’t know what it was about it, but I just loved it.  So when it came to the second book in the series, which is a complete standalone by the way.  You don’t have the read the first one to understand this one.
I felt kinda let down but I think that was just how the first book was hilarious.  This book was more serious than that one was.  But taking that into consideration the book itself was still really good.
The actual beginning part of the story only covers a few days.  And to me, that was awesome because even though there was a lot going on in those few days, you were still able to follow the story.  It didn’t feel like there was a lot of information in just a few pages.  Everything that went on in the story was written with the right amount of details.
Shelby’s character, I have mixed emotions about her.  Big time.  On one hand I really liked her, but on the other hand she bugs me quite a bit with how she does treat her friends and family.  And the fact that she admits she knows she treats them wrong, yet keeps doing it really upset me.
Chase is a complete sweetheart.  And I swear in the fictional world if Shelby ends up hurting him, I will hurt her.
Even with him being new on the job, he was willing to go that extra mile to keep her safe.
One thing that I did like about this story is usually when a book contains anything having to do with the Mob,
they seem to focus more on the Mob part of it.  With this book, that didn’t have as serious of a role as others do.  We spent more time with Shelby and Chase than anything else in the story.
With that being said, if you like books that have the Mob influence, then I do think you will completely enjoy this book.
Click HERE to read my review of Marital Bitch!