Finding Justice #2
By: Rhonda Bollero
Releasing June 6th, 2017
In Abandoned (Finding Justice #2) by Rhonda Pollero, Emma McKinley is determined to learn what happened twenty years ago when her father assassinated the President of the United States, which is why she's moved to the town where the assassination occurred. Except with someone sending her mysterious letters and the threats she's receiving, there's only one person she can turn to. But in turning to the sheriff, Conner Kavanaugh for help, Emma will have to tell him everything about her past. Will the sheriff still be willing to help, or will he turn his back on her just as so many others did long ago?
This story had all the makings of a 5-Star read such as the wonderful characters, great plots twists that had me wanting to know what else the hero and heroine would go through to achieve their happy ever after, and then I got to the end and the trouble the main characters face. It just didn't work for me, especially with the bad guys being so meticulous when it came to the assassination of the president, and yet, so careless when it came to silencing one of the main characters. However, in saying that, I really enjoyed the rest of this book, especially the way it started, because what happens sets the fast-pace of the story and had me wanting to discover more about why the heroine's dad did what he did. Yet, it was chapter one where things really became exciting due to how the hero and heroine meet. Certainly, Emma shows Conner she can take care of herself.
Both the main characters are really good and I loved the dialogue whether it was intense due to their back stories or teasing when they're actually getting along. Certainly, the moment the hero and heroine meet drew me into this story even more, as Conner thinks he's doing the heroine a favor, and yet, she has this very stay-away-from-me-I-don't-need-your-help vibe and I liked what she did to warn him away, although it could have gotten her into serious trouble considering his profession.
Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave the way she's able to handle everything thrown her way including the things being sent to her, which make her even more determined to discover the truth of her father's motives. I also liked how she proved her worth as a lawyer, because her skills show she's a fighter and never gives up on anyone or anything. Yet, what I liked most about the heroine is how she helped various townspeople turn their lives around. It reveals her kind and caring nature and illustrates that she likes to see the best in people, despite what has happened in their pasts. And besides, she has the means to help them, so why shouldn't she? While Conner, he's confident, a good guy that would do anything to help someone, and I liked how he gained Emma's trust, even though it isn't easy because of the secrets she's keeping. I also liked how far he was willing to go to protect the heroine, as she needs the support of someone when things begin to happen that are beyond what Emma can handle.
Overall, Ms. Pollero has penned a really good read in this book, although I was disappointed by the ending with the bad guys. However, I loved how things worked out for the hero and heroine, because Emma needed Conner after her loss and I loved how she was willing to help him solve his problems when it came to his brother's imprisonment and the custody battle with his ex-wife. I would recommend Abandoned by Rhonda Pollero, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the opposites attract trope or books by authors Anne Calhoun, D.D Ayres, Incy Black or Cate Beauman.
There is nothing more dangerous than desire . . .
Emma McKinley is a bright young lawyer with a very dark secret: She's the daughter of an assassin. Twenty years ago, her father shot and killed the president and Emma has been desperate to understand why ever since. She's changed her name, moved around . . . but the past keeps hunting her down. First came an irresistible job offer, luring her back where the assassination occurred. And now Emma is receiving mysterious newspaper clippings about the shooting as a terrible reminder-and a deadly threat . . .
Sheriff Conner Kavanaugh has been burned before. But from the moment he meets Emma, there's something about her he can't resist. Something is haunting her-that much is clear. And as the threats against her mount, he'll do anything to protect her and win her trust. If the past doesn't catch up to them first.
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