Book Review

Review: Olivia by Brooke Ramsey

Revenge is a dish best served cold. But it might cost you everything you love.

In this heart-racing romantic suspense, a sister desperate for answers and a newly recruited FBI agent desperate to prove himself team up on a high-risk mission.

Olivia King.
Days missing: 1,345 days.

Anna has spent the last three years infiltrating the gang of Diaz Smith—the man responsible for her sister’s disappearance. She’s close to getting the answers she has sacrificed so much for when a newly recruited FBI agent threatens to blow her cover.

Jackson joined the FBI’s narcotics team so that he could put people like Diaz Smith behind bars. When a raid ends with a pistol pointed at his chest, Jackson realizes that the fierce beauty holding the weapon will either be the key to his success or his demise.

Refusing to fail, he devises a plan to recruit Anna as his informant while ensuring she doesn’t end up dead at the hands of Diaz. Everything is going to plan but Jackson didn’t foresee one problem: falling in love with his informant.

The stakes are high and Diaz is watching Anna’s every move. One wrong step could end with another body stuffed in a barrel.

When I first got this book, I had no idea it was a Christian romance, just missed that completely. To be honest, I probably would not have read it had I realized. There are certain keywords that are always a no from me, like wholesome and clean. But somehow that fact slipped by me and by the time I realized it, I was too invested in the story to care. There’s a lot of action and compelling characters so I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. The religious aspect is minimal, it’s mainly Jackson discussing his faith so it wasn’t a huge part of the story but it’s not a topic most characters ever mention so it was slightly distracting.

Nevertheless, I still enjoyed it very much. Anna is one seriously bad*ss babe. She went undercover to solve her sister’s murder and has been playing the part of dutiful girlfriend to a vicious drug kingpin for years. YEARS. Jackson’s a federal agent tasked with taking down the kingpin and when they meet, he witnesses Anna execute one of the bad guys. He’s immediately intrigued and wants to know what Anna is doing. They’re playing a dangerous game with their lives on the line but despite the risks, they’re distracted by one another.

If you enjoy fast-paced suspense with minimal romance, you’ll love it. I received an ARC from Grey’s Promotions in exchange for an honest review.  

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