Saturday, August 24, 2013

Book Review ~ "Venom" by K.C. Grant

VenomVenom by K.C. Grant
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Library Check Out
Genre: LDS Romantic Suspense

Book Description: Samantha Evans is determined to make a name for herself in the cutthroat world of advertising. Newly hired by a prestigious ad agency, she volunteers to work on location in Mexico City as a personal assistant to the beautiful and driven creative director Katrina Edwards. At first the association seems promising. But Ms. Edwards seems preoccupied in a way that makes Samantha increasingly uneasy. In fact, many in the group seem like they are not being completely open about the project including David Ayala, the mysterious and moody photographer for whose attention the two women find themselves competing. After several strange accidents and numerous appearances by an unknown man, Samantha discovers the truth: not everyone on the team is in Mexico to create a stellar advertising pitch. When her sleuthing leads to her abduction, she is brought to the pyramids of Teotihuac√°n and comes face-to-face with the venomous evil of the South American crime boss known as “The Serpent.” Now Samantha must not only fight for her life, but she must also discover if she can trust the man she’s come to love.

My thoughts:  Samantha Evans is floundering. She feels like she doesn't live up to her families expectations. She moved away from her home and family in Utah to accept a job in an advertising firm in California. She is alone and trying to navigate her way in life.

When an opportunity comes to travel to Mexico on a work project, she finds a way to go. She doesn't fit in with the group and once again is in the beautiful country of Mexico and feeling alone.

Unfortunately, she beings to notice that not everyone seems to be focused on the job and there is more going on than the surface reveals. She begins to put two and two together and faces conflict and being abducted.
She wonders who can she trust, she is hoping that it is Dave, the handsome Mexican photographer hired to capture the beauty of Mexico.

I liked Sam. She is a solid lead character with a good head on her shoulders. She tries to make the best of every situation and keep a positive outlook. I liked the inner turmoil she has in her attraction to Dave.

The description of Mexico and ancient buildings makes me wish that I could see them in person. It sounds fascinating. I loved the capturing of the spirit of the Mexican culture. K.C. Grant has done a great job at bringing to life who the majority of Mexican people are, instead of the bad things that we hear more about in the news.

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