• Alexis Newlin

Book Review: Standoff by Patricia Bradley

Hello friends!

Happy Memorial Day! I want to start this post off thanking all of those who fought for us to live free in our country. I am thankful for the sacrifice they made for us and it will never be forgotten.

Alrighty, now onto the book review:

This month, I got to read Standoff, by Patricia Bradley. This is another great romantic thriller that is a part of the Natchez Rangers Series. This book is long, but the story is worth it. It was such an enjoyable read and I plan on picking up the other series in the book.

About the Author: Patricia Bradley is the author ofJustice Delayed,Justice Buried,Justice Betrayed, andJustice Delivered, as well as the Logan Point series. Bradley won an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award in Romantic Suspense, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and a Touched by Love Award, and she was a Carol Award finalist. She is cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc., and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Bradley makes her home in Mississippi. Find her at www.ptbradley.com.

About the Book: The Natchez Trace National Parkway stretches 444 miles from Nashville to Natchez, the oldest town on the Mississippi River. It's the perfect road for a relaxed pleasure drive. Unfortunately for Luke Fereday, it's also perfect for moving drugs.

Sent to Natchez to infiltrate the organization at the center of the drug ring, Luke arrives too late to a stakeout and discovers the body of his friend, park ranger John Danvers. John's daughter Brooke is determined to investigate her father's murder but soon finds herself the target of a killer who will do anything to silence her.

Luke will have his hands full keeping her safe. But who's going to keep him safe when he realizes he's falling--hard--for the daughter of the man he failed to save?

My Review: This book has an explosive start that teaches you to not get too attached to any characters. She does an excellent job building suspense throughout the story. The main character is very likable and relatable to me; I love Brooke's ambition, fearlessness and willingness to stop at nothing to find her fathers murderer.

Luke is an amazing character. The author does a great job of showing how conflicted Luke is- his fear of love and feeling that his job is too dangerous, yet being madly in love with Brooke and wanting to take a chance with her despite all that.

These two make such a great team. I love the relationship between Brooke and Luke and I find myself rooting for the both of them throughout the entire book.

There are many twists and turns with this book, and like I said, the author is not afraid to take out characters so don't get too attached.

I also love the imagery she uses in her story telling- I could picture the city of Natchez perfectly- large trees, vast river, heavy humidity. Without giving too much away, it was hard to view the city as a major place for crime, but I may be biased as I live in California.

Overall I loved the book, this is definitely a book you should pick up.

Happy Monday y'all! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!


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