Code Name: Revenge (Jameson Force Security) – book review

Code Name: Revenge
by Sawyer Bennett
Release Date:  April 19, 2022
Publisher:  Big Dog Books LLC
Book #9 in the Jameson Force Security series
Number of pages: 201
Kindle Edition
Source: Amazon Purchase
Romantic Suspense
Ages 15 and up
CW: violence
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When Kynan McGrath approached me about joining Jameson Force Security, I jumped at the chance. Just call me Dozer Burney, one half of the genius duo who keeps the team at the forefront of security technology. The move from NASA to Jameson also put me back on the east coast, closer to those who mean the most to me.
Jessica Anderson has been my best friend since college. A single mom who found herself mixed up with a dangerous man years ago, she’s been living a safe, quiet life in Miami after helping police put him behind bars. We both knew her safety, and that of her daughter, was reliant on him staying locked up. So when I see an alert that he’s escaped from his maximum security prison, I know where he’s heading to exact his revenge.

Now it’s a race against time to get to Jessica before he does.

Protecting her with my life is easy, because there’s one thing I’ve never admitted to anyone, not even myself—I have been in love with Jessica Anderson since the day I met her. And if we both make it out alive, I’ll make sure she knows it every day for the rest of our lives.

I found this story to be a bit different from the other books in this series. Neither of the main characters are considered field agents, although Dozer does work for Jameson Force Security. He’s the tech guy. An extremely intelligent and clever tech guy, this security firm only hires the brightest and best after all. But still, Dozer has never been in the field. When his best friend, the woman he is secretly in love with, and her daughter are put in danger Dozer finds he has what it takes to be a field agent.

Jessica and Dozer met in college, along with their other best friend who is now deceased. He was also the father of Jessica’s daughter. Dozer easily stepped up to be the shoulder Jessica and Thea could lean on but didn’t want to rock the boat by ever admitting his feelings. Which is admirable, but also a bit narrow-minded.

There is suspense and action in this story, but it’s more about love and friendship and family. There wasn’t the heat I was expecting between this couple. I definitely thought they belonged together and there was a warmth about their scenes together, I just get the usual fireworks I’m used to with this author. At first, I was confused, but I almost think it was intentional. Like I said before, this story is a bit different than the other. We still have the high stakes mission; it just plays out a bit more sedately.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back romantic suspense, this story is perfect for you. I loved seeing the team come together for one of their own and have his back no matter what.

3 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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2 Responses to Code Name: Revenge (Jameson Force Security) – book review

  1. Louise H says:

    Fabulous review, so thoughtful and balanced

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