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.