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Product Details

  • Series: Love Inspired Suspense
  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037344432X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373444328
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Abt80 on March 6, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
This was an excellent book. Susan may Warren is my absolute favorite author. But since this book was published as a love inspired suspense book, I was expecting a lesser book. It was just as good as any of her others. In fact, some of the secondary characters are connected to her other books that are set in Russia. This should be a ten dollar book. Buy it. You won't regret it. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deborah VINE VOICE on May 23, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The second book in the Missions of Mercy series introduces to new characters as well as brings back those from the first book as well as Warren's other series. I was actually quite intrigued with Ronie's alter ego Vonya. She sounds like a mix of Lady Gaga and an indie band. She really was into her music and I enjoyed seeing her slip into the Vonya character and be someone that no one else was expecting. Actually Ronie seemed to have three personalities. There's Vonya, then Veronica as the rich quiet girl she portrays to her family, and then Ronie, her true self. It's a lot of effort to keep up these three personalities but she seems to slip easily into all of them.

I did have one huge major qualm about this story. There is a scene where Wick goes out to find Ronie when she's dressed as Vonya. Ronie was trying to spy on a suspicious character when Wick catches her in the act. She initially refuses to go with him so he throws her over his shoulder like a caveman as she's pounded on his back to let her go. I absolutely hated this. I hate when men do this and it's supposed to be used as a romantic device. Do women really enjoy being thrown over a guy's shoulder like a sack of potatoes? All this is showing is that Wick can do this simply because he is physically stronger than Ronie. She cannot do anything because of her size and what's worse, is that she DOES find herself attracted to him after this. Again lots of eye rolling and groans.

As I said with the previous book, this format of the story does not really showcase Warren's best talent. It's a quick read with a lot of romance and some suspense. Try her other books first and then come back to this as it's more like a quick snack than a hearty meal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renee on May 28, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
As a romantic suspense enthusiast from way back when, I jumped at the chance to check out Susan May Warren's Love Inspired Suspense Series: Missions of Mercy. Susan's a prolific author, but I've only read one of her books. So I was eager to see what she would bring to the table for the romantic suspense genre. Here are the pros and cons of what her LI series has to offer . . .

First, the pros:

Exotic locations: check
Heart-stopping suspense: check
Plucky, resourceful heroines: check
Tough heroes with big hearts: check
Just the right amount of romance and humor as befits the danger: check
Perfect length for me to finish while proctoring exams: check
Strong inspirational themes: check
For a bonus, these guys are ex-military: Two checks!

Now, the cons:

As far as I could discover, she's only published three in this series.
Which definitely left me wanting more!

My favorite aspect of the Missions of Mercy Series is that the books are written from a Christian worldview. Kudos to Susan May Warren for making faith an integral part of her characters' lives. And the spiritual issues they wrestle with are not superficial. They matter in the real world. As I wrote earlier this week, when the man with the gun facing down a relentless physical enemy can also operate in the spiritual realm-now that's a great story!

This second book in the series, Mission Out of Control, features Brody "Wick" Wickham, a former Green Beret turned security agent. Wick's mission is to protect the beautiful rock star Vonya, whose edgy performances shock his sensibilities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Sutton on May 1, 2011
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Mission: Out of Control was another satisfying romance from Susan May Warren. Loved the Vonya character and the real Ronie underneath the stage makeup and the fear. The hero--her bodyguard--was very manly and heroic. I could picture him in my mind's eye as he worried for her and protected her from the unknown threat to her safety. And those kisses...wow! I loved the insight both characters gained as they got to know each other and faced their fears together. Sparks flew when they first met, and those sparks never let up. One of the things I love most about Warren's romantic suspense novels is the layering of her characters. I love how she used their common affection for blues music to knit their hearts together. Warren's characters are always so complex, easy to empathize with, and exciting to root for. The twists and turns in this novel were well done. Nothing is easily overcome, and that always makes her stories a delight for me to read.
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Veronica "Vonya Wagner is a beautiful celebrity used to having her way--and the spoiled daughter of a U.S. Senator. Against her father's wishes, she's going overseas on tour, to countries that have threatened her father's life and the lives of those important to him. Veronica insists she'll be safe, but like it our not, her father hired a bodyguard to go with her.

Brody "Wick" Wickham is a former Green Beret turned security guard. He thinks Vonya is foolish, and a diva and he isn't far from wrong. But he isn't familiar with her third persona, Ronie, a caring person who goes out of her way to donate every penny of her earnings to causes she's passionate for.

With a young boy that Ronie cares for in danger, Ronie vows to lose Brody. She's hiding a dangerous secret, but when Wick discovers what's at stake, how far will he go to keep them both alive?

MISSION: OUT OF CONTROL is the second book in Ms. Warren's Missions of Mercy series. I must say that neither Vonya nor Veronica is someone that I can relate to. But her third persona, Ronie, tugged at my heart strings and made me sit up and take notice. Brody, from the beginning, was a wonderful hero, strong, considerate, and willing to do the right thing, despite his initial opinions (shared by me) of the heroine.

Readers will be caught up in the deep point of view story, swept into the action, and sitting at the edge of their seats as they thumb through the pages of this book. Don't pick this book up to read it unless you have the time to finish it, because the tension and suspense doesn't let up. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book.
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