True to You – book review

True to You
by Jennifer Ryan
Release Date:  February 27, 2018
Publisher: Avon
Book #2 in the Montana Heat series
Number of Pages:  384
Kindle Edition
Source:  MCL
Romantic Suspense M/F
Rating:  XXX
Read 8/30/18 to 8/31/18

The bits of Escape to You that involved Dawson King aka Flash were quite intriguing.  The work of an undercover officer has always fascinated me.  The way these men and women have to immerse themselves into the lives and culture of those they are embedded with is nothing short of amazing.  And, I’m sure, mentally taxing. So knowing he was going into an extreme undercover situation in the last book and that this book would be his story had me more than ready to get a chance to read this book. 

As you might tell from the above paragraph, this story is a continuation of the previous story…in a way.  Each book has a conclusion to the personal story and that part of the overall storyline.  Which means this book can actually be read as a standalone without a problem.  Jennifer Ryan did a good job of writing this in such a way that it won’t seem like you’re missing huge chunks by reading this without the others, but also not giving a bunch of overwhelming background information that will only serve to confuse.

The instant chemistry between Flash and Cara is palpable and gave me great hope for this story.  Because of the reasons Flash has gone to work for Cara, and because he’s a good guy, there isn’t much done about that chemistry for a while.  She’s not a very trusting person and he doesn’t want to start something he knows won’t end well and may hurt her.  But they get along so well and their draw is undeniable, so eventually they give in.  It’s a beautiful thing when they do. Flash was so careful to use his words so, in the future, Cara could look back at their time and know he really cared. That what they have is real.

Even with the chemistry between the hero and heroine and the great storyline, I found something to be missing with this one.  Quite honestly, it could have just been my frame of mind at the time.  Looking back, I cannot point at any one thing that held this story back in any way.  All I can think it could be was I wanted a bit more of the supporting characters because they were great but we didn’t see them much.  Regardless, it was a great story and I’m glad I read the book.

3.5 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is 25 and living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin, is 21 and in the Army stationed across the country in Washington where he lives with his beautiful wife, Kirsten. They're expecting our first grandchild this fall! I was lucky enough to have the option of leaving the work force a few years ago, but recently went back part-time to learn a new trade working at a small family owned coffee shop.
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