Author: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date of publication: August 2016
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.
I have to say that I was mildly disappointed in Sting. It's not a bad read, I just didn't love it. This author is usually a "go to" for me, Especially when I want a good romantic suspense. The problem I had with Sting was I felt like I had read this plot before, especially from her. There wasn't really anything unique about the story. There are 2 twists in the book, and I called both pretty early on. One of them is so glaringly obvious that I almost rolled my eyes after the reveal. The other issue that I had was Jordie and Shaw. The attraction she felt for him was kind of icky. He is a killer who has kidnapped and manhandled her and she finds yourself attracted to him? It was just weird and I didn't buy into it. I found the parts that focused on the FBI agents personal like kind of boring and irrelevant to the overall plot. The ending was suspenseful, but not enough to raise the overall rating of the book for me.
I have a feeling that avid fans will read it regardless of bad reviews. I just hope her next one is better.