Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Review: Finding Grace by Rhea Rhodan @RheaRhodan

About the Book:

Two haunted souls seeking peace find each other instead

Kidnapped by human monsters, Grace Thorne was ripped from her quiet intellectual life and left deeply scarred. She’s hidden herself for five years, but there’s no escape from the nightmares of the past, or visions of the future. When one foretells tragedy, she gambles her fragile defenses on a haunted man to prevent it—only to discover love is the biggest risk of all. 

Jack Daggery doesn’t need a mirror to know why people avoid him, not that he cares. After years working deep undercover, immersed in betrayal and death, all he wants is some peace and the quiet security company he co-owns. 

Dagger has no idea why the foul-mouthed little server of questionable gender bothers him. But he does know that living with the ghosts of his past was hard enough without being tormented by the mysterious thorn in his side—or finding how much he needs her. 

Book Details:

Print Length: 340 pages
Publisher: Rhea Rhodan; second edition
Publication Date: February 27, 2015

Grace Thorne has a horrific and painful past that she tries to conceal away from the rest of the world. Hiding in plain sight and deliberately looking male, she knows it is time to move into the real world when a vision hits her that needs to relayed to proper authorities. The proper authority happens to be a large, menacing man at a party. When she passes on her intel, the man isn't sure whether to believe the purple-haired guy that relayed the message but he and his security team err on the side of caution - and it pays off by thwarting the plan. 

Grace is then found the next day by the police who run her fingerprints, opening up her horrific past. She was abducted and savagely abused before being dumped along a road to die. Except, die she didn't. She emulated a phoenix that day but was reborn into the darkness that haunts her. Broken and battered, Grace has managed to stay off the grid until that fateful party. Then the head of a security firm approaches her and wants her on their team. Her abilities besides being psychic include computer programming and patent development. She agrees on one condition - no one can know she's a woman.

Dagger is a tough, scarred, hulk of a man. He's a former deep undercover agent who has seen his fair share, and then some, of violence, deception, and death. He just wants to run the security firm he co-owns and live a quiet (well, as quiet as a top notch security firm) life. All is looking good until the androgynous server from the party walks into work. Dagger is confused by his feelings toward him but doesn't over analyze - too much. When Dagger learns the truth about Grace and that there are still people out there wanting to get their hands on her, his protection mode quadruples.

I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this book!! Once I started reading Find Grace, I could not and would not put the book down. I was complete immersed in the story that brings Dagger and Grace together. The story had banter, emotion, suspense, sadness, action, and best of all - love. The story has the best pacing - not too fast, not too slow and I was drawn to the complexity of the characters, their interactions, and the plot that drives the entire book. The book kept me interested with its twisted backgrounds of the characters, strong female and male leads, and storyline that brings them all together.

Dagger and Grace had some of the absolute best chemistry I have ever read. The author did a fantastic job bringing them together as co-workers and slowly building a romance that neither one of them saw coming. Their interactions were realistic and their feelings developed slowly, never rushed. Dagger and Grace are very complex characters. The author created them both so broken and then smoothly brought them together as compliments and healers of each's wounded souls. I loved the emotional depth that both characters brought to the book. 

I enjoyed every single page of Finding Grace!

I bought this book myself.


(This book actually deserves way more than 5 stars!)

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