Action, suspense, steam and everything in between!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: ☃️⛄️☃️⛄️☃️
Character development: 👩🏼🦰👱🏼♂🧑🏻👩🏽👦🏻
The setting: Savage Lakes, Minnesota
The Hero: Ciaran, a high school senior, works for his Uncle’s company Rogue. His job is to protect Saylor Torre.
The Heroine: Saylor, also in high school, her father is a criminal and when he took off with the money he stole, he put a target on his family (Saylor, her mother and younger sister). Saylor is hiding out at Rogue headquarters with Ciaran and his uncle Matt while her mother and sister were being moved elsewhere.
When I read #MNGirl I was very pleasantly surprised at the intricate plot, the awesome world building and fantastic character development. The one thing I was a bit up in the air about was the company, “Rogue” which seemed a bit too much to be believed. It was portrayed as a sort of witness protection program but was run by Matt and his parents and grandparents before him. So a family run witness protection business. It didn’t really ring true, but in this book we got more explanation on the business and it makes it all more believable.
“Rogue has created a society built on the idea of protecting those who are not safe anywhere else. We have hubs all over the country, and we have extensive training in military combat, surveillance, and cyber warfare. It’s why we excel the way we do. It’s why the United States government gives us the cases they know no one other that Rogue can handle. When witness protection isn’t enough, the government reaches out to us. Rogue is well-oiled machine that leaves nothing to chance and has a contingency plan for all situations.”
In this book the romance between Saylor and Ciaran heats up quite a bit. This is not a young adult romance, though these characters are in high school they could easily be in a job setting or in college and have a very similar plot. The romance is super steamy and the characters deal with extremely tough situations. Ciaran and his friends carry guns and take the protection of their targets and each other very seriously.
I am really enjoying the plot, and all the characters. I can’t wait to see what happens with Ciaran’s friends Kai and Silas. Kai is getting to know Saylor’s best friend from New York and it looks like a romance is brewing between them. But Silas is a dark horse and broody as well. He grew up with the mistaken impression that Saylor’s mother ruined his parents marriage. Though he recently found out it was actually his mother that ruined his father and Saylor’s mother’s relationship. She also did some awful things before leaving. So Silas is coming to terms with that and slowly becoming a more likable guy. I can’t wait to see who he ends up with and hopefully that will be as good a story as this one.
This book was the end of Saylor and Ciaran’s story and Silas’ story is next. I thought this ended a bit abruptly, but I am sure the next book will take off right where this one left off just like this one did from the first book. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.