The first two thirds of this book were well-written and provided and interesting story of a police duo that both hated and loved each other. The last half of the book appeared to be added because the real story was too short.
Delays in planning a wedding, a second wedding, the unexpected death of a main character all seemed to be distracting from the original story that focused on the capture of a drug dealer that had chosen to use a large church as the base for his current operation. These tactics may be common for romance novels (I do not read many of these), but they seemed unnecessary in the crime story upon which the book began.
I found the tension between Sonja and Max believable and felt for them as they sought to define their relationship in the midst of an undercover police operation, though the decision to marry seemed to come too quickly and easily for a healthy Christian couple. I enjoyed the details given for the two or three worship services - including the brief outlines provided for the pastor’s (a minor character) sermons. I do wish I could attend that church.
The bottom line is that the book started out well; but ended strangely, particularly if the author was seeking to demonstrate a healthy relationship between a Christian couple.
This review is based on a free electronic copy of this book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.