- File Size: 767 KB
- Print Length: 160 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Cynthia Roberts; 1 edition (November 7, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 7, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01LZUXZ1Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,821,571 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was pleasantly surprised.
The story begins by introducing the reader to Jessica Wilton. She has been living in an abusive marriage, and after receiving a threat from her Father-in-Law, flees to her aunt’s house for safety and a new beginning. Landing a job in her profession of choice, and being surrounded by supportive friends and family have Jessica believing that life has finally settled. That the danger is a bad memory, left in the past.
But she was wrong.
Bryan Gallagher is a senator in New York, a former police detective and increasingly drawn to Jessica. When life takes an unexpected and dangerous turn for her, he is determined to stop at nothing to bring her back to the safety that she sought.
I have to say, I love books with a strong, female character and Jessica does not disappoint. She has already proven to be a survivor, has a lot of spunk, and is determined to get what she wants out of life. And while Bryan’s character is equally as interesting and developed, I felt that Cynthia Roberts did an excellent job of keeping the romance towards the background, while maintaining a compelling, suspenseful storyline.
I really, really enjoyed this book! I would start to think that maybe I had the mystery solved, only to be surprised by a plot twist. (Many plot twists, truth be told.) I found myself caught up in the emotions of the moment, needing to know what happened next, leaving me completely unable to put the book down. I was thoroughly hooked. If you find a book that enables you to forget about the world around you, hang on to that author for dear life.
Bottom Line: An excellent read that keeps you guessing.
After putting a bad situation in her past and trying to make her future brighter, Jessica Wilton thinks her life is on the right track once again. She is surrounded by people who really care about her, and a new job position working in her chosen career is rewarding. Though Jessica had not considered getting involved with anyone at the moment, coming in contact with Senator Bryan Gallagher has her thoughts gradually changing. Then the unthinkable occurs when she is suddenly abducted.
Although Bryan is currently a senator in New York, he was previously a police detective and even served as a marine. With Jessica kidnapped and no concrete evidence pointing to those responsible for her being taken, he plans to use what he learned during his prior duties in order to get her back safely. The time he has spent with her makes him care deeply about her welfare, and he is determined that nothing will take her away from him. Now Bryan just has to find proof of which possible suspect on a growing list actually took Jessica and perhaps uncover a motive.
The story begins with background related to what has recently shaped the life of the Jessica, and it let me know she can be feisty and does not let someone get the best of her. I admired her spunk and cheered her on when she had a bold comeback. As she tries to make the days ahead better, I hoped her decisions would end up giving her some happiness. Her Aunt Florence is a delight, and I really enjoyed the conversations these two shared. While there are some very good people in the story, there are also several whom I despised from the instant they were met as their cruel behavior was all too apparent.
As the story progresses, Cynthia Roberts takes Jessica and Bryan on journey filled with dangerous exploits and unexpected threats. The path to them finding joy together is often treacherous, and I really liked how the more perilous scenes kept me engrossed. When their emotions became engaged during a particular situation, so did my own. There are certainly several surprises learned along the way, and I never knew what truths would be exposed by turning the page. A PAWN FOR MALICE is entertaining because of heartfelt emotions and lots of jeopardy.
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I have to say that this is the first book I’ve ever read by Cynthia Roberts but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am a huge fan of suspense thrillers and this book did not disappoint. It keeps you engaged with the suspense and the romance adds just the right amount of where it’s not too much for those who aren’t interested in a lot of it. Jessica is a good strong character and she really gets some serious backbone when she gets away to live with her Aunt. She’s had it rough but I like that she listens to her Aunt and doesn’t seal off her heart because of what she’s been through.
This book moves at a really decent pace and keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. I love that there aren’t any lulls that detract of where you feel the author struggling, because some do, but this author did a great job with the story. It flows and is easy to read. Now there are some spelling errors an example being: desert when it should be dessert. But they are few and far between but when you come across them they are noticeable but the book is still very much enjoyable. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Great read!