Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Review: Protection for Hire by Camy Tang

Protection for Hire
(Protection for Hire, #1)
by Camy Tang
Adult Christian Romantic Suspense
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.27
Published by: Zondervan
Released On: December 10, 2011

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

Tessa Lancaster's skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo's Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa's abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and her three-year-old son.But there's a problem or two ... or three .... There's Elizabeth's abusive husband whose relentless pursuit goes deeper than mere vengeance. There's Uncle Teruo, who doesn't understand why Tessa's new faith as a Christian prevents her from returning to the yakuza. 

And then there's Elizabeth's lawyer, Charles Britton, who Tessa doesn't know is the one who ensured that she did maximum time behind bars. Now Tessa and Charles must work together in order to protect their client, while new truths emerge and circumstances spiral to a deadly fever pitch.Factor in both Tessa's and Charles's families and you've got some wild dynamics---and an action-packed, romantic read as Tessa and Charles discover the reality of being made new in Christ.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Synopsis: Tessa is determined not to go back to her Uncle's mafia gang, but due to her past nobody will hire her. When a rich woman Elizabeth St. Amant asks her to be her bodyguard, Tessa wants to refuse. However, with no other options, she says yes.

But they quickly find out that Elizabeth's old husband wants to do much more than just punish Elizabeth for leaving him. He might have murder on his mind. Tessa finds herself trying to protect Elizabeth and protect her heart against the handsome lawyer Charles. But in a world of secrets, can faith and romance win out?

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I haven't read a book by Camy Tang before. I bought this book a year ago, but never got around to reading it. So glad I finally did and not sure why it took so long.

Camy's writing drew me in from the very start. I loved how she developed her characters and the plot. It was perfectly paced. I read a lot of romantic suspense and rarely have I read one that I enjoyed as much as this one. 

I loved the idea of writing about a Japanese mafia. Seriously, I was drawn from the get-go. This one comes highly recommended. 

So why 4 stars?  I guess I'm just picky. This novel was really great, but once again it just missed that little extra something to knock it up to a 5. This book is truly amazing, however. 

In Summary: Readers will find Camy Tang's book to be beautifully addicting, humorous, and full of both action and romance. A novel readers won't want to miss. 

Warnings/Side-notes: No concerns. I would recommend this book to readers of any age. 

The Wrap-up:  I adored this book and am looking forward to reading the sequel. 


Danica Page

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