Book Review: Finding Amy by Carol Braswell

Finding Amy winterTitle: Finding Amy
Author: Carol Braswell
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Age Group: Adult (18+)
Rating: 4 stars
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

What begins in Montana as routine for Texas Ranger Carson Garrett, quickly turns into a ‘run for your life’ chase in order to protect the two women and child he is returning to Texas.

How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

                When Texas Ranger, Carson Garrett is assigned to locate and place in protective custody the wife of a man suspected of illegal activities with a Columbian drug lord, it turns into more than routine. The estranged husband has put out a hit on his wife and the only person who knows where she is hiding is her twin sister, Amy Summers.

Protecting the sister she loves may be the thing that destroys her…

                It is a race against time for Carson to find Amy, convenience her of the imminent danger and get her to lead him to Jamie so he can escort both women and Jamie’s four-year-old child back to Texas.

Even if they make it can love on the run survive?

                Besides the obvious problems of running from a man who is trying to kill them, Carson and Amy have an instant attraction to each other and it is clouding his usual sharp judgment and causing them both to make costly mistakes.

A determined hitman, a diabolical plan. There is only one way to stop them both…

I had no expectations when I started reading Finding Amy, but in the end, I was not disappointed. The story is both romantic and suspenseful, and while the romance is a large part of the book, it’s not the sole important part, and a lot of the attention is aimed toward the suspense and background story as well. The writing is decent, and the pacing is fast. If you enjoy romantic suspense, read on.

Carson Garrett is a Texas Ranger (instant bonus points) and he’s assigned to locate  the wife and child of a man suspected of illegal dealings with a Columbina druglord. But the wife and child have gone into hiding, and no one knows their whereabouts, no one except her twin sister, Amy Summers.

So as to complicate things, Carson has to find Amy first, convince her to trust him, then let her lead him to her twin sister, Jamie, and then bring the two women and Jamie’s four-year-old kid back to Texas, to place them in protective custody. Easier said than done. Especially when they’re chased by a hitman.

The moment Carson sees Amy, he experiences emotions he never thought he could. He tries to ignore the instant attraction between them, in fear that it might cloud his judgement and cause him to make mistakes. And the last thing they need, with so many lives at stake, are mistakes…

The suspense plot was good. The women being chased by a hitman – plotline was a bit cliché, but the execution was great, so it didn’t bother me that much. I also thought Jamie was a bit cliché-ish, but she didn’t play such a major role, so I could live with that.

Carson and Amy however, were a match made in heaven. I liked both of them as individuals, and together I liked them even more. Carson is brave and courageous, intelligent, and willing to risk his life for others – a noble trait. Amy is witty and resourceful and puts her loyalty to her family above everything else.

If you like romantic suspense, then you shouldn’t miss out on Finding Amy. An enjoyable read, with good writing and interesting characters.


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