Review: Detect Me by Selma Wolfe

April 19, 2013
Title: Detect Me
Author: Selma Wolfe
Published: Self | March 4,2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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    When Nikki Reed walks into Mark Harrison's office, she's there to sell out. Nikki is finally ready to give up her dream of being a professional artist and get a sensible 9-5 job. Working in marketing probably won't be so bad, especially with a hot boss like Mark.

    Only it's Detective Harrison, and Nikki's in the wrong office.

    Mark is hot on the trail of notorious art thief Ghost, and when Nikki's art knowledge proves useful, she finds herself dragged along for the adventure.

    As she starts to fall for Mark's brilliance and gruff kindness, Nikki knows she has to fight it - Mark is a workaholic who clearly isn't interested in a serious relationship. And while Mark finds himself wanting to investigate Nikki as closely as one of his cases, he knows the consequences could be dire if he gets too close.

    Because every detective has a past, and the secrets in Mark’s could prove deadly for both of them.


         What initially attracted me to this book was the wrong-place-right-time theme. It seemed very coincidental and I liked it. After struggling for a year in New York and not being able to achieve a successful art career, Nikki Reed decided to go for a pen-pushing job in a marketing company but instead of landing a nine to five boring job, she mixed up her interview room and ended up helping a freelance detective, Mark Harrison, by partially solving a crime case and ultimately catching the infamous art thief named Ghost.

         I loved Nikki. She was smart, quick on her feet and extremely bright. Given that at times she didn't have a filter and regretted what she said the next minute, I still loved how nice and caring she was to Mark, even though he was a stranger to her. She pulled in her contacts on time and really made an effort to be helpful. I loved her sincerity and passion for art. Honestly, Nikki would have made a better detective than Mark. As for him, I don't even know where to start. One: He was a too frightened and scared person to be in a field like that. I get that something bad happened in his past to make him act like an immature and paranoid officer but he should have quit or taken a break instead of stressing himslelf. Two: Mark shouldn't have kept any secrets related to Ghost to himself. He knew that thief on a personal level yet never shared his story with Nikki, which I thought was stupid and created unnecessary misunderstandings. So besides Mark, everything worked wonderfully in this book and I enjoyed the overall package.

         Detect Me is a short length book and a delightful afternoon read. One of my favorite element in this story was the gradual relationship between the couple. Nikki and Mark had hots for each other since their first meeting but I absolutely loved that they didn't give into their feelings until they knew each other well enough. Plus, I loved that the story was told from dual POV's and not once did I find anything confusing. Kudos to the author for pulling that off. Detect Me by Selma Wolfe is recommended to readers who enjoy quick reads with an engaging plotline and a realistic romance.

    A Copy was provided by the author for an honest review. (Thank You!)


    1. Nikki Reed is also the name of the actress who plays Rosalie in the Twilight movies, right? Sorry, that's what I just remembered!
      So anyways, I'm glad you found this book good. Nikki does seem like a nice woman but Mark, like you said, for a detective, should have been a nit more fierce in spite of whatever secret/ past he has.
      It's actually a little funny that the thief is called Ghost!
      Also, I know how much you love the slow and gradual love and I'm glad you got it in this one. And the wrong place right time theme is always entertaining.
      Awesome review, Aman!

      Sarika @ The Readdicts

      1. Yes, that was the name and I didn't remember it until you pointed it out :D
        The gradual love was my favorite part and I loved it.


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