Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Book Review: 'An Opportunity Seized' by Donna Gallagher


A romantic mystery with a touch of suspense.
An Opportunity Seized caught my attention with its name. I immediately thought that this was a workplace/office mystery. After reading the book I am still not sure what the title has to do with the story.
Toni is an heiress, the daughter of a mining magnate, who just wants to be normal whereas Jason is ex-military and co-owner of Haven Security. Jason is the bodyguard hired by Toni’s father.
While guarding her he develops feelings for her. She falls for him, too. A relationship that was almost impossible to begin with is tested when a mining accident threatens the whole family.
One thing I liked about the relationship was that though both of them were immensely attracted to each other, they also get to know each other on a deeper level than just chemistry. This part of their relationship is shown clearly after the mining accident.
Readers who enjoy frequent sex will be pleased with this short story. It wasn’t the hard core erotic variety but there is enough to make a reader who isn’t used to reading it to possibly become either uncomfortable or start blushing like crazy.
That being said this is still a mystery. I think the beginning was a little slower than the ending. The ending seemed a little fast paced, which I loved.
This is a romantic mystery, heavy on the sexual elements. It worked for me because there was enough of the mystery plot to offset some of the romance.
The ending was a full of surprises. The twists and turns and the new information that were revealed kept me reading to the very end.

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