Monday, June 8, 2015

ARC Review:Easy Target by Kay Thomas

Book Description
AEGIS: an elite team of ex-military men who will do anything for their country…and their women

Fighting to clear her brother of murder, freelance reporter Sassy Smith is suddenly kidnapped and thrown into a truck with other women who are about to be sold…or worse. When she sees an opportunity for escape Sassy takes it, but she may have just jumped from the frying pan into the fire. 

Former Marine Bryan Fisher (aka Hollywood) is no stranger to dangerous situations, or to his best friend's little sister. When he rescues Sassy, Bryan is determined to keep her safe…if he can keep his hands off of her. Because Sassy is all grown up and not at all like the girl he used to know. But he's got bigger problems. And with enemies coming at them from every corner, Bryan and Sassy will need to work together if they're going to survive. 

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What I thought about Easy Target
Sassy Smith escapes her kidnappers and is lucky enough to be rescued by the one guy she's been in love with since she was fourteen, Bryan Fisher. Sassy, Bryan and a huge group of their friends from AEGIS are involved in a very complicated drug and human trafficking case that spans from Mexico to Africa.  I have not read the first two books in this series, but I was able to follow the Sassy and Bryan story quite easily. 

Sassy is quite like her name.  I liked that she wasn't afraid to take care of herself when she was in trouble and that happens more than once in this tale.  She is very sharp when it comes to getting herself out of jams, only not so sharp when it comes to dealing with Bryan.  He doesn't help the situation either.

Bryan left town after graduating high school, mostly to get away from Sassy,his best friend's little sister, thinking Trey Smith wouldn't want him messing around with her.  But now that they are back together, those feelings haven't washed away over the years and he wants her.  She wants him.  The only thing getting away is their own misguided thoughts of honor, friendship and commitment.

I really did like Sassy and Bryan's story. Although it was predictable, it was still fun to read these two dancing around each other. There's also a lot of action in this, from escaping a gang rape to a train crash and numerous explosions.  These action scenes were well written and exciting.  I recommend reading the first two books in the series to get a better grasp on the details of the drug and human traficking storyline.  I would read more from this author based on reading this title.

ARC provided for review. 

About the Author

Kay Thomas didn't grow up burning to be a writer. She wasn't even much of a reader until fourth grade. That's when her sister read The Black Stallion aloud to her. For hours Kay was enthralled—shipwrecked and riding an untamed horse across desert sand. Then tragedy struck. Her sister lost her voice. But Kay couldn't wait to hear what happened in the story—so she picked up that book, finished reading it herself, and went in search of more adventures at the local library.
Today Kay lives in Dallas with her husband, two children, and a shockingly spoiled Boston terrier. Her award-winning novels have been published internationally.

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