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Book CoverVeena’s review of Risky Redemption by Marissa Garner
Romantic Thriller published by Forever Yours 07 Nov 17

The twist and turns of this plot line will keep you guessing all the way till the end.

Jack Stone is a retired assassin for the CIA.  He keeps his skills honed by taking on select jobs where the target has betrayed his country and is deserving of justice. Angela Reardon, from the ge- go, seems to be a very unlikely target, but then who better than Jack knows about the masks that criminals wear.

The first meeting between Jack and Angela is hilarious, given that Angela shows up on Jack’s doorstep and it’s obvious that Jack has been enjoying more than a simple massage. It only gets more interesting as Angela evades all the usual tactics Jack employs to get to earn her trust. Soon the shoe is on the other foot as Jack finds himself falling in love with Angela and questioning her guilt.  It’s obvious very early on that Angela has suffered a trauma of a sexual nature. As Jack works hard to break through her wall, he knows that something is very wrong and Jack is the right person to get to the bottom of this.

The story is told in slices of different time slices that go back and forward as the author does a reverse and forward, which keeps the reader on edge trying to make sense of what’s going on.  A lot is hidden from the reader, even as dark and chilling truths emerge along the way. The finale will blow you away since it is so unexpected.  This is not one book where you start to piece the truth together along the way and are only moderately surprised at the end.

Grade: B


Four years ago, Angela Reardon was brutally attacked, and she still bears the physical scars and traumatic memories. While she’s worked hard to overcome her fears and build a successful business, she’s still haunted by her inability to identify her assailant. Now Angela only wants to be left alone-until a shadowy stranger reignites her desire to be loved. But their time together may be brief…because someone wants her dead.

CIA assassin Jake Stone’s targets deserved to die. Until now. Until he falls in love with the innocent woman he’s been hired to kill. Jake can’t fight his attraction to Angela, and he knows that someone else will be sent to finish the job. So can he save Angela and redeem himself by uncovering who wants her killed? When the trail leads him into the carnal underbelly of L.A., the truth is more shocking than even he could ever imagine.

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