Wednesday, March 11, 2015

REVIEW BLAST: A MIGHTY GOOD MAN by Rebecca E. Neely

 

Book Info-
Title- A Mighty Good Man
By- Rebecca E. Neely
Genre- Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Blurb-
‘Hank’ Jerry…Her personal and professional life on the skids, a family emergency forces her to return to the small town, and the aunt, she left behind.


Jack ‘Gent’ Darcy…Fresh out of prison, he’s bent on cutting ties with the Creds, but when you're a war counselor in a national gang, they don't let you just walk away.


Injured and on the run, Jack lands on Hank's doorstep, and makes her a proposition she can’t refuse: write his story about life inside one of the most powerful gangs in the country. It’s simple – she’ll get her career groove back, and he’ll bury the gang, then disappear – his version of freedom.


Only problem is, they can’t help falling for each other, and they’ve both got something to hide that could blow up in their faces. With time running out and gang enforcers closing in, will the trust they’ve forged survive the ultimate test?


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3.5-4 Stars

The story of Hank (female) and Jack.
Hank has returned to the small town to help out her aunt's restaurant while her aunt is in the hospital.  Normally, Hank is a freelance writer (magazines, etc.).
Jack is a man on the run.  Fresh out of prison, he's being chased by men from his former gang.  He's done with that life and wants to start fresh.
The two meet when he is literally running away (on feet) as she is outside the restaurant taking a smoke break.  He's limping and bloody, and she makes a split decision to help him.
Turns out, Jack is a good cook, so hiding him in the kitchen as the cook is a great idea.
When Jack figures out that he's read some of her articles, he wants her to write his story.  She agrees, eventually.
And of course, there is chemistry!  The lines of work and pleasure blur. 
Quite a few action sequences in this story.
I generally liked the main characters, but the 'bad guys' were cliché.  One 'thinks he's smart' guy partnered with a bumbling idiot, and some boss that makes demands over the phone.  The talk of love so quick was also a little unbelievable, as is an entire town (including close family and friends) demanding the couple stays together after approximately 2 days of knowing Jack - and knowing he's fresh out of prison with gang-affiliations.
This is why I am rating the story as 3.5-4 stars.  If you can get out of your head and not think about tv shows and such about gang activity, you'll enjoy it.  The love scene was pretty hot!
Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.



 
Rebecca E. Neely was born and raised in a small town in western Pennsylvania. Her father, an English teacher and a writer, instilled in her a love of words, and literature, especially short stories, at a young age. Her mother, a voracious reader, gave her Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild as a Christmas gift when she was nine, and Rebecca’s been hooked on reading stories of all stripes ever since.
Rebecca enjoys finding, and reading new authors via her Kindle. Live music inspires her, as do the family and friends she’s blessed to have in her life.
In a former life, she earned a B.S. in Accounting, and worked in that field for about a decade. Since 2001, Rebecca has freelanced, writing a wide variety of copy for local magazines, and businesses all over the country. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers (WPRW), and is honored to serve as a judge for several writing contests each year.


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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me, and my book, A Mighty Good Man today! I really appreciate it, and your review - so glad you enjoyed 'Hank' & Jack's story!
    Sincerely,
    Rebecca

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