Kat Martin takes readers on a crazy adventure in her latest romantic suspense novel, THE CONSPIRACY. This book follows successful businesswoman and entrepreneur, Harper, and handsome private detective, Chase, as they chase (see what I did there?) after Harper’s brother who has gone missing.
The Pros: I didn’t know this was the first book in a series, but I am into it. Ms. Martin plans to write an entire series centered around the men in Chase’s private investigations business. The secondary characters in this book are vibrant, fun, and super hot. I think this book does an excellent job of getting readers excited for the next book in the series, I certainly am.
The Cons: This whole book feels rather two-dimensional. Neither Harper nor Chase have any real depth as characters, and I was having a hard time rooting for them as a couple. Chase is just a difficult character for me to like overall. He is a “good guy” but I just never felt connected with him. Chase is rich, successful, always does the right thing… it’s slightly dull. I also didn’t feel like he has any conflict in his life besides the heroine, who he is somewhat condescending to for most of the book.
I really started to enjoy the plot line in the middle of the book in spite of my irritation with the main characters. I was excited and enjoying things all the way up to the last few chapters and the end. I won’t spoil anything but let’s just say there was a lot of eye-rolling on my part.
Overall, this is a fun, easy, and, for the most part, fast-paced romantic suspense novel. Ms. Martin is clearly a talented author, and I am excited to read future books in this series, THE CONSPIRACY just missed the mark for me.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**
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