Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Book Review: Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills

Storyline: Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills is a romantic suspense, with a bit of a different twist.

 

The protagonist, Paige Rogers, is the librarian in Split Creek, Oklahoma, a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere.

 

We immediately assume she’s different than most of the folks around her—for one thing, she carries a Beretta pistol in her car. For another, she severely hates the Republican running for governor’s office, Daniel Kreary. And despite some obvious advances from the town’s handsome football coach, Miles, Paige repeatedly speaks of her disinterest. She spends her days working at the library and helping her friend Voleta balance her checkbooks.

 

Then we discover she’s an ex-CIA operative who was on the same team as Kreary. They went through a horribly botched mission that left Paige in the hospital. She discovered that Kreary had sold out to the enemy. After finding out that she knows his secret, Kreary blackmails her into leaving the CIA, taking on a new identity, and living in this tiny little town.

 

And now, he’s after her again.

 

My Take: I’m a fan of anything suspense. This was a bit more romance than I usually enjoy. But it was a decent read. There were just a few things I disliked.

 

One—I dislike it when couples in books kiss before they’re engaged, especially Christian couples, without extenuating circumstances. A kiss is a sacred thing, not something we should throw around to anyone.

However, I enjoyed watching her relationship develop with Miles. You really gotta love somebody to get on a Harley with them!! :0)

 

Two—Paige wonders about her role as a CIA operative and a Christian. At one point in the book, she thinks about her former methods of getting information from men with disgust. But a couple chapters later, the author has her in a short, tight dress and flirting with a man for information. To me, this was an unbelievable step for Paige to take—especially since a few pages before, she’s irritated with her friend Voleta because Voleta’s wearing tight, revealing clothing.

 

So technically, there were (I felt) a few flaws in the storytelling. But I did appreciate that the story made me think about the danger CIA operatives—and others—go through to keep our country safe.

 

I think this was a pretty good book. I’d definitely recommend it. It has some endearing small-town scenes in it, a pretty good plot, and a

couple of surprising twists. Enjoy your reading!

 

Rating: Four out of five stars

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