Sweet Reward
Christy Reece
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Sweet Reward (A Last Chance Rescue Novel)
Christy Reece
Ballantine
Paperback
368 pages
December 2011
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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Another Last Chance Rescue story

Iíve read several of Christy Reeceís Last Chance Rescue stories and should theoretically be familiar with the main characters, although actually I find them not distinct enough to avoid muddling them as they appear in the story. There are many LCR people in this book, and I wasnít really sure who was whom--all these individuals, who have previously had books about them, have merged into identical characters.

The main characters, however, are easy to keep up with as Sweet Reward focuses heavily on them. Jared Livingston is a loner with a permanent scowl who works for LCR. When heís sent to meet Mia Ryker, who works to rescue stolen children, itís because they think her child abduction case might be related to that of his ex-wifeís. When it seems that this is not the case, he assumes that's the last he'll see of Mia, a woman he found very attractive.

But Mia returns to Paris to Last Chance Rescue: it looks as if the cases were linked after all. Working alongside Jared, itís hard to keep her distance--but she needs him to trust that she knows what sheís doing. The stakes are high, with several missing children, murders and more. Can Jared and Mia find something special?

I enjoyed Sweet Reward but with some reservations. It feels formulaic and too similar to several of the previous books. The plot is rather weak (and coincidental), and the central villain comes across as unbelievable. I like the character development we se with Jared, but the story isnít individual enough and the plot too shaky.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. © Helen Hancox, 2012

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