Delayed Justice by Cara Putman | Book Review by Loraine Nunley #BookReview @lorainenunley

Synopsis of the book:

Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in harm’s path drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jaime, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.

Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court — and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed — and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.

My review:

Definitely a page turner. This book dealt with a deep and timely topic in a respectful and compassionate manner. Given the nature of the emotional turmoil, it is difficult to do justice to a romance evolving in the midst, but this one was done well.

I liked the differences in Jaime. On one hand, she was a victim of horrible crimes and her anxiety showed it. On the other hand, her vulnerability produced a strength of character that was riveting. I was rooting for her to succeed in conquering her demons and getting justice.

I loved Chandler. The best part about him was his sensitivity to Jaime’s emotions and vulnerabilities. He was infinitely patient, but as his feelings for her grew throughout the story, their relationship was pushed to another level.

The inspirational thread in this story was really good. God is prevalent, but I didn’t feel like I was being preached to. And what would romantic suspense be without suspense? It’s there. 😮 I shuddered every time Jaime had to deal with the villain. Great page turner.

What I enjoyed most about this book:

It’s all good, but I would have to go with the slow developing romance as my favorite thing in this story.

What I didn’t like about this book:

The type of crime committed. My heart aches at such atrocities. The author does a great job of highlighting the issue though.

My rating:  5 out of 5 stars

Would I recommend this book to others? Absolutely. It has suspense, a meaty plot, and great romance. This is the third book in the series and it reads well as a standalone. This is my favorite book of the series.

Note: I received this book complimentary from the author. I was not required to give a positive review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.

Where can I learn more about this author and their books?

Cara Putman, author website

-Loraine Nunley

 

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