Last Change Rescue, book 1
Category: Romance Suspense
Overall Rating: 4
- Captivation: 4
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4
- Enjoyment: 4
- Literacy: 4
Book description: A covert operative of Last Chance Rescue (LCR) Enterprises, Eden St. Claire has made secrets her life’s work. Seven years ago, an evening of emotional vulnerability and pure pleasure almost destroyed her. Now Eden wears her beauty like a mask, concealing any hint of vulnerability or the demons of her past.
A daring rescue of an innocent girl on a Greek island leads Eden to a new partner. Jordan Montgomery has been looking for Eden–though he knows her by another name, from another time. But his search for her is overshadowed by a case that’s gone international. A powerful, ruthless, organized network is stealing women and children around the world. And a lover, a traitor, and a killer all wait for Eden’s next move.
Captivation: This book grabbed my attention from the start, and held it pretty consistently throughout. There were a few slower moments, where I wanted to skip pages (I held strong and didn’t), but very few.
Sizzle: The author did a fantastic job providing just enough physical romance in this book to grab a romance-novel-addict’s attention without being too much to make it unrealistic or take-away from the ultimate plot.
Romance: The relationship development in Rescue Me worked well. It is a fiction, not intended to be super realistic, however, it had just enough drama and imagination to hold my attention without adding an ‘inconceivable!’ feeling.
Enjoyment: Wow, did I like this book. It’s not a 5 star because I was frustrated with the male lead character’s jerk-ness, however, without that, the book wouldn’t be what it was. The two characters had serious faults and the author did a great job highlighting both the positive and negative. At the same time, building the plot and relationships without making me think their personalities would make it impossible.
Literacy: Well written, standard errors or moments of confusion (having to re-read a few sentences to understand potential intent). Professional and well-done.
Overall, I really liked this book. It will be on my read-again bookshelf with a note to only read when I don’t mind shedding a fewof tears (no public reading for me). If you choose to read, prepare yourself for a few truly traumatic and emotional moments, and some good non-overwhelming suspense.