Title: Leap of Faith (FireWorks Security: Book One)
Author: Jackie Keswick
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 125 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
At a Glance: Jackie Keswick delivers with this action-packed suspense thriller, and I can’t wait for the sequel. This was an absolute page turner for me.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.
When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.
Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?
Review: A hostage situation gone wrong finds Joel Weston watching over his long-time working partner, Kiernan Ross, and he prays it’s not a suicide watch—Kiernan has seen more than his fair share of devastation working undercover for the DEA. Both men are loyal partners and friends who each struggle with their feelings for the other. When a disagreement with his DEA bosses costs Joel his job, he takes Kiernan to Lissand, Connecticut, where he settles to work out his demons and begin a career at FireWorks Security, a firm owned and run by the Weston family. When Joel needs a distraction, and decides they both need a break, he goes out on a meet up with the team. The distraction, however, leads to Kiernan saving Joel’s life after a series of deadly yacht explosions.
Joel is seriously injured and under Kiernan’s watchful eye in the hospital. When one too many dangerous and suspicious situations occur, Kiernan’s ready to move Joel somewhere safe. With the help of Dr. Dale Weston and Dr. Marius Leven, they get Joel out of the hospital. But not without someone following them, and Kiernan puts his life on the line to get all three men out of harm’s way.
Who are these people? What do they want? Kiernan didn’t see anything unusual; he was too focused on saving Joel. Joel can’t remember what he saw at the marina. When no backup shows up at the hospital, does it mean that FireWorks has been compromised? What will happen when Joseph Weston, Joel’s father, comes back to town? And what about Dr. Leven, what secrets does he keep hidden?
Jackie Keswick delivers with this action-packed suspense thriller, and I can’t wait for the sequel. This was an absolute page turner for me. Kiernan and Joel have great chemistry at the beginning, as partners and friends, but throw in a little jealousy and things really start to heat up.
Leap of Faith offers an in-depth look at most of the characters. Dr. Leven is interesting, and I hope there’s more of him coming in future books. Joseph Weston was a very dynamic and take charge character as well. The story is descriptive in the action and has a plot that will keep you riveted. This is an excellent read for those who crave an intense mystery.
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