Requital by Christa Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Four Cranky Stars
Doctor Leslie Phillips just married off her best friend, who never wanted to get married. Now she’s alone and facing a life of being single, which was never in her plans.
Someone from Leslie’s past turns up dead and her life is turned upside down when she is named in the Will. She’s left something that doesn’t belong to her, and it’s nowhere to be found.
A notorious New York City crime family claims it belongs to them and they want it back at all costs, including corruption, sabotage and murder.
Special Agent Jason “Mo” Morrison is assigned the task of protecting her from the repercussions of the situation she has been put in - but can he protect his heart? Things aren’t always what they seem, especially when lines are crossed and trusts are broken.
Will Leslie and Jason survive the firestorm with their lives and hearts in tact? Or will the crime family win and change everything?
In Reprisal (book one) we left Sydney and Gabe overcoming a tragic situation only to find a love to last a lifetime. Only one problem with that... Syd's best friend Leslie feels cheated from obtaining her happily ever after.
1. Leslie is very expressive about how low she feels at Gabe and Syd's wedding. How did you feel about her actions at the wedding and reception?
Cranky 1 - I thought she was over reacting and it just did not seem like her character from what we were able to know of her from the first book. She tried to not let others know what she was feeling by sitting alone and drinking and this was not what she needed to be doing. She needed to be celebrating with her family and friends so I was upset with her behavior.
Cranky 2- I felt that she was acting out of character. In book one she is strong and quite frankly a ball buster. In this scene she can't even find it in herself to be happy and celebrate her friends. It kind of pissed me off.
2- Jason "Mo" Morrison is a complex individual. In book one he's aloof and guarded, in book two his true persona comes out. What did you think about the chemistry between him and Leslie?
Cranky 1- Mo and Leslie's chemistry was hot, once he was able to break down some of the walls she had built from her past hurts. She needed Mo to be the domineering male that he is for her to have overcome being hurt in the past.
Cranky 2- I agree. Leslie erected so many walls that I think she lost sight of what she truly wanted. Mo was just the man to shatter her walls. Their chemistry had me fanning myself.
3-There was so much going on in this book. Almost non stop action. What were your thoughts about the book?
Cranky 1- The action was non-stop and it did keep you on the edge of your seat throughout a majority of the book. There were times that a break in the action would have helped the reader digest what was all happening as there were times when we went from one action scene to the next and it did become difficult to keep up.
Cranky 2- I felt at some points there was so much going on that it was hard to keep up. At one point they were at Syd's apartment then the next thing you know bullets are blazing and a high speed chase occurs. Almost too distracting.
If you like fast-paced action, dominant men, complicated heroines, you'll like this book and the series.
Both Cranksters agree that this book deserves 4 stars.
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