Promotional Stop with Review & Giveaway: The Recruit by Fiona Palmer

Escape Publishing

Welcome to my promotional stop for The Recruit by Fiona Palmer!

The RecruitThe Recruit
(MTG Agencies #1)
by Fiona Palmer
YA Contemporary Romance
ebook, 170 Pages
May 1st, 2014 by Escape Publishing            


From one of Australia’s Queens of Romance comes the debut in a brand new YA series about secrets, strengths, and what lies beneath the surface.

Jasmine Thomas may not be completely normal, but she’s a pretty typical seventeen-year-old girl. She hates the rich mean kids, loves her best friends, and can’t wait to get out of school each day. Her spare time is spent at The Ring — a boxing gym where she practically grew up — learning karate, boxing and street fighting. So, yeah, Jaz can kick some major butt.

Life seems pretty normal until the day Ryan Fletcher enters her gym…mysterious and hot with heaps of bad boy charm. Sure, she checks him out. Who wouldn’t? But what doesn’t show on his gorgeous abs are secrets and lies that dominate his very grown-up world. Now Jaz has to figure out just how far she is willing to go to know more. Could Ryan really be offering the life-fulfilling life path she’s always dreamed of?

My Review

I really enjoyed reading The Recruit. It was different and interesting with an intense and driven female protagonist. It was a little different than what I was expecting. I was expecting more of a climax and more suspense like the last of the summary points to. There is some, but this is more of a Contemporary Romance with a twist. 

I really liked Jasmine and her group of friends. I also liked the dynamics of the high school, which is so uncharacteristic of me. Normally I don't like the extra drama, but I liked how the characters and author handled that setting and that it wasn't over-dramatized. I also really liked The Ring, which is the boxing gym that much of the story takes place at. Then there was Ryan, who kind of had that dark and broody bad boy vibe. He's about five years older than Jasmine, but it all worked. 

The MTG Agency plot was interesting. We just graze the surface in this first book. I think there will be a lot more going on in the following books in the series, at least I hope there is. There is potential here for some good spying and suspense with still that element of romance that was present in this book. I'm curious to see where the series goes. The only thing I didn't like was all the language.

I would recommend The Recruit to those who enjoy YA or NA Contemporary Romance with an element of action and suspense and a strong female protagonist. 

Content: Some innuendo and lots of language.

Source: From the publisher/NetGalley, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Fiona Palmer has been writing bestselling rural stories for years and is now indulging in her love of YA. It’s not a big change considering she already writes about strong women who fight for what they want. She is a full-time writer and mum from rural Western Australia. Her two kids remind her often that she’s not seventeen anymore but writing at least lets her relive it.


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