Alex's assignment is to get close to Miguel Diaz, a man the FBI believes is leading a human-trafficking ring. Things are off to a great start when Alex's car breaks down on the side of the road. It does not take long for Miguel to come to her aid. What starts as a simple flirtation soon morphs into much more, and suddenly Alex is having a hard time keeping business separate from pleasure. Alex knows deep down that Miguel is innocent, but proving it may take a skill she never knew she possessed.
Kelly Fitzpatrick may be a new author, but she shows great potential with her novel, PLEASANT LAKE. It is a wonderful mix of romance, mystery and comedy. The characters are real and the storyline is intensely satisfying. I read PLEASANT LAKE from cover to cover in one sitting. It is just that good. Alex is witty, gutsy and entertaining. I very much enjoyed the conflict between her and her partner, Roman. Add Miguel to the mix, and things get a whole lot hotter. PLEASANT LAKE is an awesome read and I look forward to reading Ms. Fitzpatrick's next book.