Alward's BENEATH THE BADGE has characters with issues that take a while to get to know and these issues are what helped to mold them to who they are. When they opened their hearts to reveal what was inside I was very glad for it helped move the story along and gave credence to their actions. There was family, friends, animals, cases, romance and love. There was a happily ever after that we learned in the epilogue and I was glad we did. I don't know if there are other books planned in this series but I hope there are so we can reunite with a wonderful group of first responders.
There was an excerpt at the back of the book for book three of this series, INTO THE FIRE which I would like to go back and read along with the first two books - OFF THE CLOCK and IN THE LINE OF DUTY. There was also an excerpt from another of her books - SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER - that also seems like a book I would enjoy. I will be looking for other books the author has written so I can add them to my TBR pile.