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December 28, 2014

Revenge {Paula Rose}

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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As a job coach, it’s up to Olivia Foster to ensure her clients work in a safe environment, understand their positions, and serve their employer’s mission. The death of her brother drives her career choice, and she loves her job. It remains her only focus until one of her autistic clients goes missing. Then Olivia’s employer ends her position and adds her to the suspect list, but she makes plans to bring the missing young man home. Meanwhile, Detective Lt. Phillip Landon is deep into second-guessing his career choice, but his well-honed instincts see major flaws inside this missing person’s case. Surprising contacts, mysterious happenings, and threats can turn deadly. Can he keep Olivia safe, protect his heart, remove the job coach from someone’s target list, and adopt a faith he never knew all while adjusting to the new lives of his old family?

I really have mixed feelings about this book.

I always love a good suspense, and this book did not fail to keep me guessing about what would come next. Each chapter brought another surprise and another reason to keep on reading. Just when you though the cops had predicted what would come next, the suspect would make an unexpected move. I was on edge throughout the book, anxious for what would happen next. 

It almost seemed predictable from the first chapter that the main characters would fall for each other. Waiting for their relationship to take off was another thing I enjoyed about this book. They both were content with being single, and their attraction was a surprise to them and made it a very sweet story line.

However, there were things I didn't like about this book as well. It seemed that some parts were rushed and left me wondering if I had missed something. I also kept getting confused because sometimes the characters would use their first names and sometimes their last. 

In the end, the identity of the suspect was never identified, nor was his motive. I felt like maybe there would be another book to follow this one up so we can get closure for some of these characters.

Paula Rose brings an “average” family into extraordinary situations, brushes with life-size strokes of reality, adding just a touch of humor, and coats with suspense inside Christian fiction. Paula’s research gives readers a panoramic view from law enforcement and lends to character authenticity. She enjoys writing in the romantic suspense, suspense, and mystery genres, but when she’s not writing, Paula Rose is playing amateur photographer.