The Book Worm: Review: Sting

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review: Sting

Book Review: Sting, by Sandra Brown



When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn't belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother's ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.
Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie's only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn't entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother's scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.



Genre: romantic suspense

Publishing date: August 2016

Mature content: yes

Review: From the suspense point of view, Sting is one of the best books I've ever read. I was glued to the pages for the first half of the book, and then, when what I suspected about Shaw turned out to be right, I thought I had the rest of the story figured out. I couldn't be more wrong. There were many twists and turns more, and a few of those I definitely did not see coming.  




 The only reason I'm not rating it with five stars is because I found that, for such a long book (over 400 pages), some details that would be relevant to make the plot 100% believable were overlooked, such as, for example, the way Jordie receives the phone from her brother (it's explained in two different ways in the book, and though the last one makes sense, the timing at which the phone rings, without mention from other missed calls, is just a too big coincidence to be believable. And the password that Jordie is supposed to have to unlock the stolen money (no spoilers, you need to read it) is very important at one point and then never mentioned again at the end, and I was really curious about it. They were just details, but after a while they added up and bothered me, because it would have been so easy to explain them a bit better.

There's more suspense than actual romance in Sting, but it's a great book and I recommend it.

Happy readings, 


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