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Reluctant Smuggler by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
Synopsis from the Back of the Book:
For security consultant Desiree Jacobs, the assignment was simple: make off with an ancient Mayan artifact and hand it over to the good guys in time to plan her wedding to ultra-fine FBI agent Tony Lucano.
Yet, in a world where no one is as he seems, Desi must decipher who the good guys are – before she ends up in the hands of a ruthless enemy.
Suddenly, artifact recovery turns into archaeological espionage, and the woman who finds all the answers must now ask questions: Who’s looting priceless antiquities underneath the nose of the baffled Mexican government? And what does a violent gang of drug and human traffickers have to do with missing artifacts?
Even with Tony on her side, Desi will need way more than luck to survive against the odds. She’ll need the truth – not just to set her free, but to liberate many innocents caught in the snare of calculating evil.
Finally Desi and Tony are getting married… Or are they? As usual, trouble has followed Desi and is not looking at letting go of her. How can she and Tony get on with their lives when they are pulled into danger at every turn. This was a good suspenseful read. Not only was there external conflict between them due to their jobs, there was internal conflict as they question whether their love for each other is enough to have a life together.
I really liked Desi. Having read the first two books in this series, I have been able to watch her grow. Still loyal and strong willed, she has begun to be a little more thoughtful about how her life is intertwining with Tony’s.
Tony is working on letting God be the one to take care of Desi and it is still a struggle for him. He is still protective of her, which is such a great quality in him, but he is learning to temper that need so that Desi can still be herself.
What I enjoyed most about this book:
Much like the first two books in this series, this book continues with strong characters and a fast paced suspenseful plot. I have really enjoyed getting to know Desi and Tony. I will miss both of them and their adventures.
What I didn’t like about this book:
This book takes place in both Mexico and the United States. I preferred the part of the story line that took place in the US. That was probably because that is where Tony and Desi’s relationship was in the forefront.
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Would I recommend this book to others?
Yes. This is the final book in the To Catch A Thief series. While it is a standalone story, I would recommend reading the series in order to watch Desi and Tony’s relationship develop.
Where can I learn more about this author and their books?
Good books are meant to be passed on and so I am passing along my copies of the To Catch a Thief series books by Jill Elizabeth Nelson, which include The Reluctant Burglar, The Reluctant Runaway, and The Reluctant Smuggler. They are gently read copies in good condition. To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to readers with USA mailing addresses only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The winner will be notified via email and will have one week to respond back to me with their info. Good Luck and Thank You for stopping by!
The comment question for this giveaway is: In this series, Desi has a few trips that don’t go as planned. Have you ever had trip plans fall apart?
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To Catch A Thief series