Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review + Blog Tour: Resolutions by Teri Riggs

DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…

As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…

On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.

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Note: Resolutions is a private black ops agency specializing in the near-impossible extractions of kidnap victims, hostages, and all forms of intelligence other agencies have failed to retrieve.

*This book contains explicit violence*

 If I have ever complained about a heroine not being ballsy enough, which I know I have, then Resolutions takes the cake with Eve Taylor. She is a take-no-shit DEA agent at the heart of a dangerous drug lord's investigation and when she is taken captive by said lord, you think she might crumble and need a prince charming to save her but she does not. Now, there is a prince in this story named Dillon Mckenna, AKA Mac, but at the end of the day Eve is a partner in kicking-ass, not some damsel in distress. These two have history and I'm not even talking about on the job history, so when he is part of her rescue things get a little dicey. At the end of the day, however, they both end up learning a lot about themselves and just how well they compliment each other.

I don't have one iota of negativity towards Eve what so ever. She embodies everything I love in a female lead. Tough, focused, and doesn't need a man to help with her with anything, she completely takes control of situations and gets the job done. I loved that. No romance story would be complete without the "other" so of course we needed Mac to move the story along, but I loved how she put him in place at times when she needed and didn't let his Alpha-male attitude stop her from doing the things she deems right. She is the best at what she does, she knows it and she acts accordingly. I love a female character that has some good decision making skills and Eve certainly does.

Those characteristics in Eve are what propelled this DEA/drug lord/cop drama from borrowing and over-told to interesting enough to keep me glued to the page every second of the way. I am a little tired of men in these stories thinking they have to protect women and they shouldn't do this kind of job, but Eve solved that problem for me by letting Mac know exactly how she feels about all that nonsense. Their back stories combined with their tangible passion for each other made this story great and their journey to being where they are at the end of the book made it all worth it for me. - My Opinion- Buy it!

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About the author: 
Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer. As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own. Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head? When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories. On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending. Her girls loved it.

After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in. It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.

Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world. And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.

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