Author: Jacquie Johnson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: July 22, 2012
Personal Rating: 4 stars
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About the Book:
Thrust into Jon’s world and expected to play by his rulebook, Alexis grapples with her conscience. On several occasions, Jon’s orders are at odds with what she learned in law school, and she finds herself trapped between her profession’s ethical rules and her own values. When Jon’s biggest client appears to be engaging in questionable activities and he orders her to ignore the behavior, Alexis investigates on her own. Suddenly, she is not only a witness to a horrible crime but a victim in her own right. Going underground, she turns to the one person she can trust, investigative journalist Ryder Prescott, a childhood friend. Together, Ryder and Alexis work to solve a puzzle that crosses socioeconomic classes, political parties, and international borders. Embroiled in a global conspiracy that costs her the only family she has left, Alexis must decide how far she will go to defend truth and justice. Is she willing to sacrifice life, liberty and the possibility of love?
I chose to read this book for this tour as I love romantic suspense. There was definitely the suspense and the romance. It does get a little heated, but not too detailed. I would say on a scale of 1 to 10, this book’s romance scenes are a 6.
This book was very quick paced and a quick read. I found myself immediately engrossed in the story. There were a few times that I felt the plot was a little thin and rushed but did not distract from the story overall.
Alexis was a great main character. I loved her spunkiness and drive, especially when dealing with Jon. Her relationship with Ryder was quick, but very believable as they had been friends prior to this time. Jon was portrayed as a sleezy man and that was very well done. His interactions with Alexis gave me the creeps, but I did love how she stood up to him.
The crime as it was being solved was very intriguing. I was so absorbed with what Alexis and Ryder were going to find next that each page turned very quickly. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
I highly recommend this book to readers of romantic suspense and legal thrillers.
Jacquie Johnson fell in love with books on her mother’s knee. From Dr. Seuss to Carolyn Keene to L.M. Montgomery, she continued her affair until her teenage years when she began reading authors ranging from Tom Clancy to Nora Roberts to Johanna Lindsey. She’s still an avid reader but now carries an e-reader instead of a paperback in her purse. Mysteries and suspense are her favorite genres, but she enjoys romance, historical fiction, and non-fiction as well.
She graduated from Harvard and Indiana University School of Law. After ten years practicing labor and employment law, she retired to homeschool her daughters. She lives in Northwest Indiana with her husband, three daughters, and a spoiled cocker spaniel named Princess.
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