Saints & Suspects by Jordan McCollum (Review)

Both Saints & Spies and Saints & Suspects will be 99 cents until April 19! Saints & Suspects will also include exclusive bonus content including Irish slang fun, recipes and tons of deleted scenes, but only during the launch period! And yes, even though I received a review copy of this, I still went and bought my own Kindle copy. :) You can see my review of the first book, Saints & Spies, here. Check out a fun guest post here and read my review below...

Saints & Suspects
(Saints & Spies #2)
by Jordan McCollum

LDS Romantic Suspense
ebook, 410 Pages
April 10th 2017 by Durham Crest Books

Summary

Saving her country from terrorists could cost Special Agent Molly Malone her heart.

If misfortune should ever follow you, may it never catch up.  — Old Irish Proverb

Molly Malone didn’t think things could get worse. Her first undercover assignment as a new FBI agent isn’t going well, and the Irish terrorists she’s trying to get close to won’t take the bait. To cement her cover, she’s forced to team up with her ex, Special Agent Zach Saint — and play an engaged couple in love. Swallowing her hurt and anger to salvage the mission is almost more than she can bear, but if she doesn’t, she’ll lose her chance to get close to the terrorists and confirm their plans. Her Irish luck alone won’t get her through this one, but can she put her life and heart in Zach’s keeping again?

Zach Saint doesn’t want Molly in the middle of danger, yet that’s exactly where he finds her. Determined to help, he agrees to a fake engagement where he can stay close and keep her safe. Events quickly spiral out of his control, however, when he realizes two things: his feelings for Molly never went away, and a lethal terrorist attack is imminent. Working together is difficult and learning to trust each other again nearly impossible. But, if they want to bring down the terrorists and have a chance at a future together, they’ll have to do both — and the clock is ticking.

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My Review

SAINTS & SUSPECTS is another highly enjoyable read from this author with a mix of slowly building romance and suspense! Recommended to those who enjoy light romantic suspense, inspirational romantic suspense, and LDS romantic suspense.

I fell in love with these characters in the first book, so I was ready to find out what happened next in their story. Having read the first book definitely added to my enjoyment of this second one, but I would say that it wasn't necessary. You could pick up this book and follow the story just fine.

This was such a fun read! I was in part frustrated with Zach for him not seeing what Molly needed, which wasn't someone who wanted to protect her, but someone who would believe in her and the job she needed to do. Although, it was really sweet and rather charming how much Zach didn't want Molly in harm's way. I also enjoyed the chemistry between these two. A little hot and cold, but it fit the situation as they tried to figure things out.

The suspense aspect of the story was fairly slow. I did think it could have used a little more intensity or sped up slightly. Otherwise, it felt very plausible and I didn't feel anything didn't make sense. All the characters acted consistently and how I thought they would, which I have found to be an issue for me in some other suspense books. The story was very believable.  

In the end, was it what I wished for? I really enjoyed this one! As I said, I already loved these characters and it was fun to see where they are a year or so after the first book. I'm excited for the next book to see what will happen next!

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author and purchased my own copy, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Have you read any of the other books by this author? Her dialogue is always really good, as are her characters, and she always has believable plots. I feel like I can always count on those things, so she's become a reliable author for me.

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