Frank Jennings is an FBI agent looking for redemption. Leslie Carlton is an Interpol agent looking for a thief. Attraction flares from the moment they meet on a case searching for a stolen triptych of unique Tiffany windows, but after a single night of stunning passion, Leslie is called back to London to continue his search there. When the case heats up again, Leslie returns to the States-and to Frank-but their investigation is complicated by their tumultuous feelings. Is it possible for two dedicated detectives to pursue each other while they’re tracking down stolen art and the unscrupulous man who steals it?
This story takes a different turn from the first two and in my opinion stands alone. Brian, Nicolai and Zoe from book two only make a small cameo appearance in the story. Artistic Pursuits is a crime drama with romance added. I liked the suspense of whether they were going to find the Tiffany windows and the way Frank and Leslie worked together. On the romance side Frank and Leslie were hot. They took what they thought was a chance to be together just one time but they couldn’t forget each other. They get a second chance both for love and to solve the crime. I also like liked the way Frank had to come to terms with being gay in the FBI. His colleague Karl is a great character and really came into his own.
John Solo’s narration is good. The only problem I have is with the characterisation for Leslie. I’m not sure if it was the dialogue combined with the upper class British accent or the quality of the accent but it didn’t sit right with me. I’m not saying it detracted from my enjoyment though. I liked the way Frank was portrayed, the angry FBI agent who mellows. Overall an enjoyable story.
4 of 5 stars