The Reluctant by C.S. Splitter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is an adult action aqdventure thriller novel.
Action, adventure, suspense, and thriller in one story told with a liberal dose of humor.
Tom’s problems are not unique. His business is failing and his wife has to work too many hours to make ends meet. He is under some rather large financial pressures and wants more from his marriage and his life.
He finds his respite in the air as a private pilot. Unfortunately for Tom, he is behind on payments for his plane and is forced to take odd jobs from a local crime boss. Tom is no criminal, but the errands he is running are just slightly on the wrong side of the law and the money is almost good enough to allow him to make his plane payments.
Just as things begin to come under some semblance of control, he meets a woman who just might represent the adventure he seeks. He soon discovers that appearances, and beautiful women, can sometimes be deceiving.
“The Reluctant” is the first in the Crayder Chronicles series and yet is a stand alone story with a satisfying conclusion of its own.
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This story is about Tom Crayder a failing consultant and unlikely events that change his life. When I’m reviewing a bout, I typically go in cold. I may read the summary but by the time I actual read the story I may have forgotten what the story is about. I like reading cold, because my view on the story is untainted. I’m also not looking for events that the summary may elude too.
With that said, I literally had no idea what I’d gotten myself into when I began reading. So without given spoilers I’ll give you the play by play as I read. It went something like this. Well, this is interesting and new, wow what a feat, I wonder what’s going to happen, gosh he’s such a guy, tell me he’s not going to do, OMG he is going to do it, he got what he deserved, I wonder where this is going, really, wow, hmmm, not likely, okay, can’t wait for the next one.
I don’t have to like the main character of a story in order to enjoy this. And yes, I really didn’t like Tom much. My poor husband paid the price of me reading this book and coming home late. But really it was a very interesting story.
So do I recommend reading it. Yes, I liked it. It brought me back to some of my favorite male authors I’ve neglected as of late. You if you like thrillers, mysteries or crime novels, this is for you.
My book boyfriend is Jake. He’s not t he main guy of the story but Tom’s just not my type, lol. Now the picture I’m adding probably resembles a younger thinner Jake. But I can’t pass up a chance to post a picture of a hot guy.
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