From Indiana, With Love

Unlikely Partners, #1

Sandra Sookoo harvests a fantastic suspenseful tale and grows just the right amount of romance. Samantha Arnold is a heroine it was easy to connect with, maybe it was the sarcastic self talk from the start. Sam's gumption is admirable and her fearlessness even when facing danger was delightful. And Mitchell is the ultimate stoic alpha male in need of lightening up, he is the typical all-work no stress Special Agent but by no means a caricature.

This author has a style that makes the reader feel as if they are visiting with friends and family, no matter that the scenario might not be something from their ordinary life. This book is a light and easy read that left me laughing out loud on more than one occasion.

The intrigue kept me absorbed and the dialogue kept me highly entertained. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this new series and if you enjoy a little romance with your mysteries then I recommend you read this story and you'll anticipate the next as much as I do.

The Story:

Who said small-town rural America was boring? Samantha Arnold would agree with whoever it was until the day she visits her local farm for chickens and meets the very urban Mitchell. Special Agent Patton Mitchell hates where his latest assignment has taken him so while he keeps an eye on his mark he is also intrigued by Sam. Soon the quiet country life becomes a blast of adventure as the pair deal with high risk and intruding relations. Can they capture the bad guys and each other's hearts.

Book Blurb for From Indiana, With Love

Samantha Arnold, prep cook and struggling romance novelist, believes adventure is right around the corner, but nothing exciting happens in the small town of Newburg, Indiana. When a routine trip to pick up chicken results in meeting Mitchell, she can’t help but hope things are about to turn.

Special Agent Patton Mitchell despises the farming community. He’s watching his mark as well as the meek and mild Samantha. Her questionable Internet search history has triggered a visit from the NSA, and he’s not above a little flirting to get his answers.

Small town life explodes with intrigue, guns and betrayal to boot. What she thinks of as a madcap caper is a fight for life or death in Mitchell’s book. Between dodging bullets, chasing a would-be terrorist and dealing with drop-in relatives, there might just be a shot at romance—if the bad guys don’t get them first.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2014 3.50