Friday, April 17, 2015

Royal Rescue

Title: ROYAL RESCUE                          
Author: Tammy Johnson
Publisher: Love Inspired
April 2015
ISBN:  978-0373446636
Genre:  Romantic suspense


Hidden away for more than fourteen years, Thea James was presumed dead by most—killed in the fire that burned the royal palace. But Ronin Parrish knows the truth…and so does the person who murdered Thea's father, the king.

Ronin takes his new duty as Thea's bodyguard seriously. After all, she's the only one who can clear his father of the king's murder. It doesn't matter that the princess's beauty and strength draw him to her. To a commoner like him, she can never be more than a mission. Now he's in a race to restore the princess to her rightful place on the throne before the unknown killer prematurely ends her reign.

ROYAL RESCUE is a typical Love Inspired Suspense. I enjoyed the read, but the whole thing was rather predictable on one hand (maybe since I know their formula), and on the other, a departure from reality. A princess for some random country and everyone royal, ex-royal, or connected to the royals (servants, security, guards) are all in the United States.

Ronin is angry, strong, and smart. Street savvy. Thea was a little harder to figure out. Strong, yes. Yet weak at the same time. Scared. Definitely. Regal. Yet—was she living in safe house before the drama started or free to come and go and do as she pleased? I wasn’t quite sure. The characters were both Christian and I didn't see any growth spiritually. Nor was there much of a faith message.

If you like romantic suspense, and particularly the Love Inspired suspenses, you will probably love ROYAL RESCUE. Princesses are  popular and this fits right in.

4 stars. Available in paperback  and ebook. 224 pages.

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