When I started this book, I really couldn’t get into it. I was having a hard time connecting or sympathizing with the heroine, and I know that’s a deal-breaker for me. So I put my ebook down for a few days and then picked up the audiobook. Thank goodness I gave this book a second chance because the narration was excellent; the whole story came alive for me, including the tough-to-love heroine.
Is there anything better than romantic suspense novels dealing with cult elements? Is that weird to say? There is something incredibly fascinating and creepy about cults. The cult our heroine Mercy Callahan escaped was first introduced in SAY YOU’RE SORRY, her brother’s book. This book dives even deeper with the corrupt and sociopathic leaders coming into play.
I’ve always said that Karen Rose writes the perfect books if you want a really in-depth suspense plot balances with an equally interesting and intense romance plot. The length of her books (usually 500+ pages) allows her to dive deep into the psyche of all her characters, both good and bad. The romance between our hero Rafe Sokolov and Mercy took a little bit of a back seat in this one, and if I hadn’t read SAY YOU’RE SORRY, I might not have believed in them as a couple. Luckily the secondary characters and plot were fantastic. No spoilers, but there are two people I was rooting for even more than Rafe and Mercy (not in a romance way though).
Overall, the book explored found family and the people who are there for you through thick and thin. The friendships and fast-paced moments kept my adrenaline pumping and my heart warm. The romance plot could have grabbed me more, but Rafe was pretty swoony, so I will let that part slide.
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**