Cooper Sullivan is the cop in charge of investigating a murder outside of a Los Angeles night club. The famous romance author, Sydney Essex, has been found strangled in the parking lot. When the young officer returns to the scene of the crime the night after the murder, he gets involved in a fight in order to protect a woman, who he realizes afterward, is the victim’s sister. Soon he finds himself torn by his attraction to the irresistible blond teacher, and his need to maintain a professional distance.
Laney Essex is distraught over her sister’s death, so the high school English teacher returns to the bar where the crime occurred to find answers. To her dismay, she is only left with more questions, many centered on her developing relationship with Cooper Sullivan. Is the pull she’s feeling towards him reciprocated, or is the handsome detective only showing her professional courtesy, or, perhaps, even pity?
When Laney receives a threatening phone call from Sydney’s murderer, it quickly becomes evident that the man who killed her sister is after her, too! Can Cooper figure out who the killer is before it’s too late? And if he does solve the case, will it just be another file stamped “CLOSED” in red and locked away in a drawer, or will the sparks that have been flying between the two finally ignite?
This story begins when Cooper Sullivan gets the lead on a high profile murder of Sydney Essex the author. She was strangled in a bar while her sister Laney was on her way to meet her. Cooper goes back to the scene of the crime to get more clues and ends up having to save Laney from a random guy coming onto her.
From that night on Cooper can't seem to keep a professional distance between himself and Laney. All he wants to do is comfort her, and maybe a little bit more as well.
Laney who just lost her sister isn't sure what to do. But she also knows she wants this cop who makes her feel safe all the time. These two have a lot of things to get through, but hopefully they will get through it before the killer ends getting Laney too.
The Heart Teaches Best was a lot different than what I was expecting. It was a nice interesting plot, that was very easy to follow. And the characters were pretty interesting as well. The only thing however was I couldn't connect to the characters really. I just couldn't feel what they were feeling, I was just a spectator, not really having any emotion at all for the characters.
That is kind of a downside to the book, but other than that it was a nice interesting read that I did like!