Title: For All to See Series: Bureau #1
Release Date: April 1st 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
Welcome to our blog tour stop for Megan Mitcham’s new romantic suspense For All to See.
For All to See is an evenly paced romantic suspense novel about Madelyn and Nathan’s efforts to prevent Madelyn from becoming another victim of a serial killer who killed Madelyn’s best friend. Madelyn is a school teacher. Although she’s involved in the community, she doesn’t have many close relationships because she doesn’t trust easily. Nathan is one of the FBI agents on the case. He’s protective, but not bossy or overbearing. I loved both the main characters in this book. They were easy to relate to, even though I haven’t experienced their personal traumas. They were well-motivated and multi-faceted.
I appreciated that their relationship took time to develop, despite their initial reactions to one another being a bit over-the-top. The story is told from both perspectives in third person. It was helpful to see what each character was feeling about the progression of the relationship.
Readers who like extremely detailed sex scenes will like For All to See. I would have preferred more danger and less play-by-play on the sexual encounters, but I know each reader has different tastes, so I can’t say that this detracts from the story or not. A few scenes in the book are told from the perspective of the killer. I didn’t feel that those scenes contributed much to the story, because Nathan says almost the same thing about the killer that the killer said about himself. However, I liked that the author hid the killer’s identity during those scenes. The suspect list was really short, and most of the possible suspects were eliminated early on, but hiding his identity still helped contributed to the mystery.
The best aspect of For All to See was definitely the characters. The aspect I liked the least was the writing itself. I often felt like the sentences could have more than one meaning because of the word choices. For example, my first interpretation of the first sentence of the book was that Madelyn had been dragging a heavy door on the way to a bar. Of course, that’s absurd, and it meant she was opening a heavy door. But, that’s not how I read it. Also, I noticed some problems with the dialogue, like a character replying in a way that didn’t fit what the other character had said.
Overall, I enjoyed reading For All to See. It has a satisfying ending that wraps everything, including the relationship, up neatly. I would recommend it to readers who like to try to figure out the killer, while getting to know interesting characters with tortured pasts. It was fun to watch their romance bloom amidst distrust, danger, and sexual tension.
Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.
In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!
Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.
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