Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review of Point of No Return!

Point of No Return by Susan May Warren is the first book in the Missions of Mercy suspense series. When an American boy disappears with the daughter of a warlord in the Republic of Georgia, tensions begin to rise. When that daughter is the bargaining chip needed to keep the warlord from starting mass bloodshed, Chet Stryker is put on the job. Little does he know that the boy's aunt is his former girlfriend, Mae Lund, who is determined to find her nephew by herself. Can the two put aside their differences and save the world without falling for each other again?

I like that every page of this book is packed with action. Mae is not the typical heroine- she's a smart, feisty woman who knows how to take care of herself. Her wit is perfectly matched to spar with Chet, so reading their conversations was quite interesting. Both characters have to live with past choices and learn to move past them. The themes of sacrifice were also beautiful elements. Also, some of the surprises were truly shocking, so I didn't feel like this was a same old, same old kind of romance.

At times, the romance got a little too, well, romancy for my taste. I'm okay with romance, but sometimes there's a line between sickly sweet and the building of love. Also, a character has a relationship that should be saved for after marriage. No details, and the character says that that was the old life before God reached in.

Specifics (from amazon.com) :
~Paperback: 224 pages 
~Publisher: Steeple Hill (January 4, 2011)

Note: Thanks to Litfuse and the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes.

Blessings,

1 comment:

Sierra said...

I know.sometimes I just get overloaded!It sounds exciting with a good plot though.My type :) Sierra

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