Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.
When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.
Faced with bombs, assassins and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is after them and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Can they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?
Leap of Faith is a mystery/suspense novella set in Connecticut. The first thing with learned about is Joel’s longing for Kieran. After that, we briefly meet their team at FireWorks Security just before we jump right into the action, and I mean that literally.
Just like with The Power Of Zero series, which I’m a big fan of, the author did an excellent job creating an action-packed story. There’s a lot going on, and every detail is important in the end—from the MC’s backgrounds, their current job, drug cartels, federal agencies to future implication, in and out of their firm.
There’s chemistry between Joel and Kieran, but I like them better as friends. The UST takes more than sixty-five percent of the story, but the wait pays off. Their four-year partnership is obvious and they worked together like a well-oiled machine. I don’t think there was enough time to fully enjoy their new-found relationship.
I tend to fall for the secondary characters and this story is no exception. I loved Dale, Joel uncle, and the mystery surrounding Dr. Leven. I’m looking forward to their stories. Overall, this is a nice start to a series. There’s no cliffhanger, but the path is set for the rest of the books. It’s a quick read too. If you need something a bit different, this is your story.
I’m not a fan of the cover by Garrett Leigh, but I like the font and the models. It does represent action, though.
ebook, 125 pages
Published: April 5, 2017, Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 1635334098 (ISBN13: 9781635334098)
Edition Language: English
Series: FireWorks Security
Book #1: Leap of Faith