Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Series: Base Branch #2
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Source: Received from author and Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Romantic suspenses are tricky creatures. You have to have a great deal of romance but you also have to create a suspenseful and convincing enough plot that doesn't eclipse the romance and keeps the reader's attention. Like I said, tricky. But I'm two books into this series now and I think Mitcham totally gets how this is supposed to work and she keeps making it happen.
Though maybe not as exciting as Enemy Mine, I still liked the "suspense". I enjoyed the fact that you couldn't see which direction the danger was coming from into at least halfway in. That helped in creating a plot that kept me on edge. I was like "Argh! Who ARE these people?" You'll see what I mean if you read it.
I liked Law in Enemy Mine so I knew I would in this book too. He was great. He had a hard shell and a gooey center. In books like this, I think that's almost a requirement. Too much of either can ruin the story. But Law had a good balance and I really enjoyed reading about him.
Magdalena was a great female MC as well. I love filthy mouth heroines. They are just the best! Probably because I have a pretty filthy mouth myself. But I loved her snarky manner and how she refused to just blow off a friend who was clearly in trouble. Good friends are hard to find and Willow (the friend) kind of forgot that there for a moment. But who could blame her? Again, this is something you'll understand once you read the book.
The action factor received a thumbs up from me. How can you not love books where the men spend half their time kicking as much ass as possible? You can't go wrong with that ever.
All in all, I thought this book rocked as far as rom-suspense goes. I highly recommend you give this series a try. There's no doubt in my mind that Megan Mitcham has a true fan in me, and will in you too.
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Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.
In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!
Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.