Review: If I Want You by Rachel Brimble.

by 1/27/2018 0 comments
I just finished up my first read of 2018, and it was a new novel by Rachel Brimble. If I Want You is unlike other novels of this genre in my opinion. It focuses on the disappearance of a little girl, but the history of the heroine is at the genre of this abduction.

My Rating: ❀'s
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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The novel opens with Tori witnessing the abduction of a little girl, which brings back her memories from her own abduction as a child. I loved how this character was portrayed. Rather than being weak, she is strong. Nor is she entirely closed off to others, though she does hold them at arm's length. She is determined to do everything in her power to bring back Abby Brady, and I admired her tenacity. She stood up to the police, followed her own leads and never let her past break her. She even let overprotective Mark Bolton into her investigation, and into her heart.

Mark was divine. He had a lot fear in him which is partly what made him so overprotective of everyone he loved, but I think his character was naturally irreproachable which made him all the more compelling. A strong, sweet and honest man with some overprotective instincts is very dreamy after all. Even when things were not always going well for him and Tori romantically, he was honest with both himself and her and never really wavered from either his feelings or intentions towards Tori. So, yeah, divine.

I was gripped from the opening pages by these characters and plot. How was Tori involved? Was it likely her abductor had returned? How could he be plotting against Abby and Tori? How did he know anything about what Tori was doing, who she was seeing? It gave me a lot of pause, knowing he might be around. And the letters left for Abby gave me serious creeps. The writing certainly kept me in a state of suspense, especially those last chapters where so much was happening. Rachel Brimble threw in quite a bit of twists and turns there! A fabulous romance with just enough steam and a very gripping crime story to be sure.

I would like to thank the author for providing me with a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Happy Reading,

Jewels E


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