Distorted Release Day Review!

Happy Release Day Christy Barritt!!

Readers, I have been waiting for this book to come out so I can share it with all of you. It. Is. Amazing. In addition, there is a really cute main character. Does the name Channing Tatum ring a bell? Yeah, that’s who I was picturing. So if you haven’t read this book, I suggest you pick up a copy, picture your favorite person/actor/musician/whatever, and start reading. You’ll thank me later!

About the Book

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Mallory Baldwin is a survivor. A former victim of human trafficking, she’s been given a second chance, yet not a night goes by that she doesn’t remember being a slave to weapons dealer Dante Torres. Despite being afraid of the dark and wary of strangers, Mallory is trying to rebuild her life by turning her tragedy into redemption.

To former Navy SEAL Tennyson Walker, Mallory seems nothing like the shattered woman he rescued two years ago, and he can’t help but be inspired by her strength and resilience. So when a stalker suddenly makes Mallory vulnerable once again, Tennyson steps up as her bodyguard to keep her safe.

Mallory and Tennyson’s mutual attraction can’t be ignored, but neither can Mallory’s suspicion that Tennyson is keeping a terrible secret about her past. As the nightmare closes in, it’s not only Mallory and Tennyson’s love that comes under fire but their very lives as well. Will their faith sustain them? Or will the darkness win once and for all?

My Perspective

Phew. I had to wipe a bit of sweat off my forehead by the time I got to the end of this book. And although it has a little length to it, I read it in one day. It was that good, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to sleep without finishing. The book really captured my attention from the very first chapter, well the prologue actually, with the swoon worthy Tennyson. I’m not sure who the author pictured in her mind as the inspiration for him, but I was picturing Channing Tatum.

Swoon worthiness aside, this was a fantastic suspense book. Here’s the thing about Christy Barritt – she is great at making you take a second thought of what you think is coming. There is such a great mystery that you really have your decision on the who and why going in about ten different directions by the time you find out the answer. She will keep you on your toes and make you want to just ignore the world until the book is finished.

I have to say that I loved Mallory’s character. The world thought she had herself together, but the reality was she still struggled on the inside. Even with those struggles, she still knew what she wanted and for the most part would not back down from her beliefs. And when she and Tennyson started interacting, it wasn’t like some books where Tennyson would have saved her, kissed her, and promised to protect her while proclaiming his love for her. Instead they had a slow relationship that focused on the main storyline first, and dealt with feelings second. And although some may feel the slow progression is unnecessary, I disagree. It added more depth and emotion to their feelings. It made them second guess if these feelings were something they truly wanted to act on. And it allowed me to focus on the situation at hand – finding the one responsible for all that had happened.

This is a great read for suspense readers. Just make sure you have some time on your hands when you begin. I think you’ll find that you don’t want to stop! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

A Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She has more than fifty books published with over one million copies sold.

For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.

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