Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock

Twisted Innocence (Moonlighters, #3)Twisted Innocence
(Moonlighters Series #3)
by Terri Blackstock
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback, 320 Pages
February 3rd 2015 by Zondervan


Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he’s a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.

Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller—the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he’s innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can’t trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.

Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.


My Review

I had heard good things about this author and so jumped at the chance to review her newest, Twisted Innocence. I liked that even though this is the third book in the series and it would definitely be beneficial to read the first two books, I still followed the story just fine not having read them. It also had some romance, lots of family involved in the story (which I always like), and some decent suspense. I also liked seeing the different storylines come together as various characters found that their situations intersected.

There were a few things that I didn't like in the story, unfortunately, since I really wanted to love this one. Holly does some things very uncharacteristically of a mother and, I felt, for her character. Then there were other pieces that didn't quite work for me. The love between two of the characters was much too fast and I also felt unlikely under the situation.

Let me also talk about what I did like. I liked the characters. I loved how close Holly and her sisters and brothers were. They had each others' backs for the most part and had a lot to deal with between their past and current situations. There's a scene where one of the sisters who is raising her three children on her own and watching her sister's four or five-week-old baby and just about has a meltdown. It was completely crazy, but so realistic and it cracked me up. You see how great these women really are and the good men as well through some pretty tense situations. The story got fairly intense towards the end, as you would expect. Lot's going on there too. It also had a great message about change and wiping the slate clean in reference to starting over and letting go of past mistakes.

If you've read Blackstock's other books or enjoy reading Christian suspense then I'd give this series a try. I wanted to connect more with the story, but still enjoyed reading it.

Content: Some violence, as would be expected for the genre, but not overly graphic and I would consider this clean.

Source: I would like to thank Zondervan for my complimentary review copy through Litfuse for this tour, which did not affect my review in any way.

Terri BlackstockAbout the Author

Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of "Intervention," "Vicious Cycle," and "Downfall," as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

In Terri Blackstock’s third and final book in her Moonlighters series, Twisted Innocence, readers are in for a story of suspense and redemption. Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.

Celebrate the series' final release by entering Terri's Nook giveaway!


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Nook GlowLight
  • The entire Moonlighters series
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 8th. Winner will be announced March 9th on the Litfuse blog.


1 comment

  1. I'm a bit behind in this series I just read the first one last year. :) This one sounds good so I might need to grab up the second one and this one. :)


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