How I May Love Cops: A Pondering

June 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm 1 comment

A few weeks ago my mother was leaving a planning meeting for one of the fundraisers she works with.  The meeting was in a local downtown hotel, quite popular with conventions and other large meetings, and apparently that day was particularly busy.  Now, as she likes to tell the story, there she was waiting for the elevator to take her to the lobby, just humming to herself, when she notices a police officer waiting for the same elevator.  Then she notices another police officer waiting for the elevator.  And then another.  Turns out, there was a law enforcement convention going on and there were cops everywhere.

Now something you need to know about my mother:  she can make the most ordinary situations awkward.  Another thing you should know: she likes to talk. So when the elevator comes and my mother and all the cops get on it, she obviously can’t just keep silent. Oh no.  She starts talking. First she begins by telling the car that being in an elevator filled with cops intimidates her–a pretty normal reaction–but instead of laughing it off and leaving it there, she then says, “But not my daughter.  She would have no problem being in a car filled with police officers.  She loves them.”

Lovely.  Great.  Thanks for that mom.  But she doesn’t stop there.  Nope.  She goes on and when one of the officers asks her how old her daughter is, my mother replies, “Oh she’s 22.  Just finishing up college, so she’s not here in town.  No she went to school up north.  But she’ll be back in town pretty soon.  But not for long.  She’s moving to New York if anyone is going to be in New York.”  She just babbles on and on until the elevator finally stops.  I am thankful the elevator ride was a short one and didn’t give her time to pass around my email address or cell number.  It’s like, really? Really, mom?

My Books!

Romances? No. It's a mystery. With a sexy cop and kickass heroine. And sex. Lots of sex.

Sadly, what she said was true, but I personally blame romance novels for my appreciation of law enforcement.  It’s really not fair, but some of the best romance heroes are cops.  So when my friends are grouching on about getting speeding tickets and not liking the “popo,” I really can’t agree.  I also think I have a thing for law and order–and not the show.  Rules can be pretty sexy. My favorite cop suggestions?  Try one of these reads:

  • Julie Garwood, The Murder List.  It’s a little funny, pretty suspenseful, and the hero is a former detective about to turn FBI.
  • Catherine Coulter, The Maze.  This time they’re both FBI agents.  Gotta love the suites.  Plus, the heroine’s backstory is really complex and well done!
  • Linda Howard, Open Season.  A librarian meets small town chief of police and sexy shenanigans ensue. And then someone tries to kill her.  LOVE IT!
  • Tami Hoag, Ashes to Ashes.  Oh the killer in this is amazing! And the hero is FBI and the heroine is kickass.  Did not see the ending coming at all!
  • Kay Hooper, Stealing Shadows.  A supernatural thriller where the heroine is a psychic who helps the local sheriff catch a serial killer.  Very well written, smart characters, and part of a large series, so if you like it there are more!

Romantic Question: which are sexier heroes who are cops or military? It’s a tough one, I know!

 

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  • 1. Debbie Poteet  |  June 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Ha ha ha. I did tell those nice young police officers that you thought they were hot. You’ll never really know for sure if I passed your contact information to a few of them. After all, a Mom has to do what a Mom has to do!!!!

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