Saturday, September 19, 2015

Review: Stop at Nothing (Protect and Serve #1) by Kate SeRine

When a high-profile investigation goes wrong, FBI Agent Kyle Dawson is transferred back home where he is forced to confront his demons…and the only woman he ever loved. Three years ago, Kyle and Abby Morrow shared a wild, passionate summer—then Abby broke his heart.


Kyle never stopped loving Abby. So when Abby uncovers evidence of a human-trafficking ring, leading to her sister’s kidnapping, he swears he’ll stop at nothing to bring her sister home and keep Abby safe. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse and blindsided by their own explosive desires, they must set aside the past before it’s too late.

This is the first book that I've read by this author and I'll probably try another book by her in the future. Probably ... I had a few issues with this book and I need to see if it is what happens in all of her books. 

When I picked up Stop at Nothing, I was really excited. Romantic suspense has to be my absolutely favorite genre and to find a new author is like finding a pile of money sitting on your doorstep when you wake up. Anyhow ... I was excited. I immediately fell in love with Kyle Dawson. I liked his passion and drive and his smart-ass attitude. There's something sexy as hell about a witty smart-ass and I can't seem to get enough of it. I felt this way about him throughout the entire book, it wasn't just in the beginning (which sometimes happens). I hate it when a character starts to change and loses all of the qualities that I love about them. To be honest, I really liked most of the characters. I thought that all of them were really well written and I either loved them or hated them immediately. SeRine was able to elicit strong emotional ties to her characters from me and that was refreshing. I like being invested in a novel and all of that. 

Soo ... there was one thing that really chapped my ass. Well ... two things ... the first being that I had a bit of a hard time differentiating between Kyle's brothers. I know that there can be some struggles with telling brothers apart in a book but this wasn't just when I was getting to know them. It was during the entire book. I just had a hard time keeping them straight and who did what and who was who and who was dating who. They were just too similar for me. I mean, yeah ... siblings are similar. Obviously that happens but when reading a book,, I prefer them to be different enough to be able to tell them apart. 

Next up ... when I received this book, I didn't know that it was part of a series. After I started reading, I began to wonder if this book came in the middle of the series. There were a couple of parts in the book that felt like it either needed to be expounded upon or had already been explored in a previous novel. Come to find out, this is the first book in the series. I don't know if these few confusing situations will be explained more in future books or if they were just a glimpse of a background that we will never hear anything else about.

These two things were kind of big issues for me and I should have given this one 3 stars but I loved the characters so much, I thought it really deserved 4. I'm a reserved excited about the next book in the series, I want to read it but at the same time, what if these issues are present in this next book? It will ruin my views on this one and do I want to chance that? Only time will tell. 

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

Available: November 3rd, 2015

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