My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
This is an impressive debut and there are lots of very good things going on and I enjoyed it.
But, it’s also a bit busy, there are lots of characters being introduced as it’s the first book in a series, and there’s some huge time jumps at the beginning which didn’t work as well for me.
It also, again for me personally, lacked a bit of interaction between Noah and Mac in the earliest part of the narrative which would have given a strong foundation for why they were so apparently in love with each other.
I took a while to buy into this all-encompassing emotional connection they’d supposedly gained during Noah’s time in WITSEC because we’re were just told it, not shown it.
However, once the plot hit the present day, it really picked up into a very well done FBI/criminal procedural with an element of romantic suspense.
There’s probably still a few too many loose ends left dangling even though it’s only book one, but there’s no cliffhanger and the villains of this particular piece are concluded with.
Mistakes are few and far between, it’s pretty well edited except for a bit of overuse of the phrase “the man” instead of using their name. It drives me nuts but that’s my own personal quirk and I’m sure others won’t care at all!
Lots of potential pairings are left on the table for further books and it looks like there will be a main series storyline running through alongside each book’s plot.
I’m looking forward to more.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.