Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Innocent by Mary Martinez


Innocent
Beckett #2
by: Mary Martinez
ASIN#B008SV1T4E
$3.99 eBook
Canyonland Press
Romantic Suspense
Released: August 2012





“All Jessica wants is a home and a family. So how did she suddenly find herself falsely accused of a felony and then kidnapped by a hit man?

Jessica Beckett loves her job teaching high school algebra. That is until Coach Brinley makes her life miserable because she actually has the audacity to fail his three staring football jocks. Maybe if they’d done their homework they would have passed. She refuses to be intimidated. He on the other hand refuses to admit defeat and manipulates the boys into accusing her of sex in exchange for passing grades.

Gabriel Despain loves his job as FBI agent. But falling for his partner’s sister has complicated a great partnership. It would be a lot easier to ignore his feelings if Jessica hadn't found herself in trouble. Now he must keep her safe. And if he can't remain objective, they both might get killed.”



We found out a little about Jessica and Gabe in Disappear, the first book in The Beckett Series.  Jessica is the youngest and smallest Beckett but she quickly proves that size and age can be deceiving when it comes to spunk and determination, and determined she is to land her first love, Gabriel Despain, her brother’s partner.  Gabriel Despain is plagued by a pint sized firecracker, who he is totally in love with and refuses to get into a relationship with.

I liked the first book, but this second book I really liked.  I was thrilled with the huge difference in the crime story part of the book.  And I always seem to fall for books that revolve around a big huge supportive family.

I did find myself wishing for more character insight.  I would really have like to have known more about Gabe’s past haunts that really only get highlighted a tiny bit.  I never really learned why Gabe is so deadest against having any type of relationship for Agents, why does he feel that way, what happened to make him feel like that?  But overall I would recommend this series to anyone who likes Romantic Suspense.

Drue gives this book a
 


 

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