Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Claiming Grace by Susan Stoker

Susan Stoker
Claiming Grace
Book 1 of 2 in the Ace Security Series
March 14, 2017

My Review

4 out of 5 stars

This is a good mix of contemporary romance and suspense. Grace has been emotionally/mentally abused by her parents all her life, just a warning if this could be a trigger for you. Grace and Logan are both very likeable characters, well written and believable. Logan was caring and protective without being over the top and domineering.

The realism was one of the big positives of this book. At one point the brothers would love to hack into a surveillance system but acknowledge that is the stuff of spy stories and films. The final resolution of Grace's situation was also portrayed in a very believable manner. I had to smile at one point when Grace mentally refused to behave like a female horror movie character by putting herself into a dangerous situation, again a normal or real choice.

The writing is of a high standard, the dialogue very natural and the plot was both very well thought through and executed well. The pace was good whilst the plot had lots of unexpected little twists and turns. The supporting characters were all fully rounded and believable (if not all likeable), although I would have liked to have has more scenes later in the book between Grace and Felicity (her best friend). This didn't spoil the book but I felt her best (and for a long time only) friend was a little absent from the story.

The chemistry between Grace and Logan is there from the start, feelings carried over from their teenage years. Again the author didn't rush the couple into bed and love straight away but allowed time for their relationship to be rebuilt. When time was 'skipped', in order to move the story on, this was made clear and the story flowed well because of this. The love scenes were 'warm' and very genuine, and thankfully didn't abruptly end or fade to grey.

An entertaining read.

For Logan Anderson, moving on from a traumatic past means moving back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Colorado, to start a personal-security business with his brothers. But it's not long before Logan runs into Grace Mason, his best friend from high school…and the woman who never answered his letters during his Army years.
Grace was pleasantly surprised to see Logan return to Castle Rock, despite their falling-out ten years ago. Everyone always assumed they would end up together, including Grace, who had eyes only for him. But as Logan eventually escaped their town, Grace got pulled further into her family's controlling grasp—and farther away from the man she loved.
Now, united by scars both visible and not, the two must fight to free Grace from the suffocating hold of her family. But the Masons won't let go easily—and they'll do whatever it takes to keep the couple apart.


Buy links:

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About the author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

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