Book Review: Positive by Tia Fielding

Posted: September 28, 2013 by sidlove in 4.5 Star Reviews, Book Reviews, Guest Reviewer
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Reviewed by Cindy

PositiveTITLE: Positive
AUTHOR: Tia Fielding
LENGTH: 204 pages
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
BLURB: Even after a decade, the life that journalist Brent Walsh and Milwaukee homicide detective Shawn Mackey have made together is far from boring. But when a new case cuts a weekend getaway short, they aren’t quite prepared for how it will impact their personal lives. Suddenly there’s too much to juggle: Shawn will be working the case of the sharpshooter who is trying to infect random people with HIV, Brent needs to cover the story but fears a conflict of interest, one of Shawn’s colleagues is attracted to him, and Brent sincerely needs to mend the painful break with his childhood best friend, Ollie, and heal their broken hearts.

Though the case comes to a close, it’s not the end of their troubles. Shawn and Brent still face a past of old white lies, a present possibility of inviting another man to their bed, and a future with children, not to mention health issues and national fallout from the case. It’s enough to make them want to run away—until they realize they have to face those challenges head-on so they can get on with the life of love they’re hoping for.


Brent and Shawn are an amazing couple that I grew to love. They’ve made it through things that would have destroyed most relationships…but there are still a couple bumps in the road to navigate.

Things are working though, until Shawn gets a case that hits a little too close to home for both him and Brent.

What they end up with is a suspect you can feel sorry for and a conflict of interest that threatens both their jobs.

Throw in an attractive co-worker and a broken friendship that desperately needs mending and you have all the makings of an excellent read.

I loved the relationship between Brent and Shawn. It wasn’t perfect but it was real. And their reactions as the case unfolded were spot on.

There are a couple of twists that made me smile and an unexpected but not unwelcome sex scene that got everything exactly right.

The story pulls you in and keeps you hooked until the very end.

My only complaint would be that I would have liked to be kept in anticipation a little longer but other than that, I loved every word.

Cindy’s Rating:

LINK: Dreamspinner Press  ::  Amazon

  1. suze294 says:

    Sounds one for my ever expanding buy list!

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