Standoff by Patricia Bradley

Book Summary:

The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It’s the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for park ranger Luke Fereday, lately it’s being used to move drugs. Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers. 

John’s daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father’s murder, but things are more complicated than they first appear, and Brooke soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her. Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who’s going to keep him safe when he realizes he’s falling–hard–for the daughter of the man he failed to save? 

Award-winning author Patricia Bradley introduces you to a new series set in the sultry South that will have you wiping your brow and looking over your shoulder.

My Thoughts:

This plot of this book sounded interesting to me. I was looking forward to a suspense book set around park rangers, it seemed a little out of the ordinary which was intriguing. This book missed the mark for me. I found the writing to be hard to follow and the plot to be very predictable. There were so many characters and changing points of view with each chapter that I found it to be confusing. I didn’t like how the author provided so many hints as to who the villains were so early on in the book. I also felt like the characters were not well developed. They didn’t draw me into the story or compel me to root for them. Brooke especially was hard to like and understand. It seemed hard to reconcile that she would so easily pick up life as usual after the death of a parent. There were some plot twists and action filled moments which were great. The book had a very danger filled and fast paced conclusion which answered all of the lingering questions. I’m not going to give spoilers, but I was happily satisfied with the romance at the end of this story. All in all, this book wasn’t for me, but romantic suspense fans may want to read the blurb and give it a try!

*I was given a copy of this book by the Publisher however I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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