Dear Maggie - Men in Uniform Author:Brenda Novak What Maggie does? — Maggie Russell, a police reporter in Sacramento, works the night shift. She's divorced and the mother of a very active three-year-old son. Maggie may not have much time for a social life, but she's recently begun an e-mail correspondence with a man named John. — What Maggie knows? — She's finally stumbled on the big ... more »crime story that will truly establish her career -- if it doesn't end her life. A serial killer who moves from one city to the next. A murderer who chooses a female reporter and writes her letters?before he kills her. As if things aren't complicated enough, Nick Sorenson, the paper's new photographer, seems to be taking an unusual interest in this case. And in her.
What Maggie doesn't know?
Nick's an undercover FBI agent tracking the killer and keeping an eye on Maggie -- at work and through his e-mail persona, "John." Maggie doesn't realize that she's falling in love with a man who's not what he seems to be. A man whose deceptions may save her life.« less
I understand that romance books are an escapist fantasy, but this one stretched the limits a little bit. Not only does the FBI agent fall in love with the woman he is on the job to protect, but he conceals himself from her multiple times. One layer is his fake job as a photographer, another is his fake persona on the internet where he befriends her. There's some level of action and you get the happy ending, but the characters didn't feel "real" to me. The fantasy for many working women here would be the older neighbor who is happy to watch your active 3 year old boy at any time of the day or night!