Author: Sara L. Jameson
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Publisher: Scrivenings Press
When opera singer Riley Williams agrees to sub as a musical-theater performer on a luxury Rhine/Moselle River boat cruise, she gets more than she bargained for. Not only does she have to come up with 250 Broadway songs, she must dance with the male passengers. Dance—the subject she nearly failed in her conservatory courses, and the cause of her recent flop in an opera house. To make matters worse, she overhears two terrorists at a café in Antwerp, Belgium, discussing the transfer of deadly Agent X to the highest bioterrorist bidders.
Interpol Agent Jacob Coulter, an anti-terrorism desk analyst in Brussels, Belgium, insists on serving as an undercover agent after his best friend Noel is murdered by terrorists from the cell he infiltrated in Brussels. Shortly before Noel dies, he manages to tell Jacob snippets of the terrorists’ plans. Plans that seem to involve the same river boat cruise Riley is on. When Interpol learns of Riley’s encounter with terrorists at the café, Jacob’s supervisor insists he work with her to identify the terrorists and retrieve Agent X. But their relationship is fraught with distrust because of Riley’s suspicious past and a romantic attraction neither of them wants.
Reviewer: Elisha Varela
Sara Jameson's mystery novel was interesting. The mystery was what kept me reading. I loved that my assumptions were correct and that the novel was easy to understand. It was not boring.
I liked this book. But would I honestly read it again? Probably not. I didn't like Jacob Coulter.
He was the epitome of trust issues. Yes, he had a traumatic experience leading to his trust issues. But what I didn't like was the back-and-forth with Riley. He trusted her. He didn't trust her. He trusted her. And so forth. Usually, I fall in love with the main guy, but Jacob was another story.
As for Riley, I wanted to slap her so many times to knock some sense into her. She forgave so easily. Yes, the Bible says to forgive, but she should have made him sweat a little. I think that's why Jacob would do it over again (trust her, not trust her) because she was so forgiving.
I liked that the characters knew about God and trusted Him, but it wasn't doused in religion. I also liked that this book was clean.
I received this complimentary copy from the author through Interviews and Reviews. All opinions are my own.
Reviewer: Lori Parrish
Five stars for some excellent writing! It was a great debut novel with a little of everything a reader could want.
Jacob and Riley made a great team. I loved getting to know each character too. Riley is my favorite, mostly because of her gorgeous red hair. Her spunk and determination made me admire that as well. Attitude goes a long way!
The romance part was my favorite simply because it was so well written. I was swept away from page one until the end. I loved every minute of it. The characters were all enjoyable, and I loved the many twists and turns that kept me glued to the page.
I was looking for something different, and this book caught my attention. The cover is absolutely gorgeous!
I sure wasn't disappointed. I didn't want to put it down. It was so good! I enjoyed guessing who had done it. The author did very well with this. I loved " visiting " the many places that were in this book. I was left wanting more!
I received a copy courtesy of the author through Interviews & Reviews for my honest opinion.
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