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Release Day Review: Race Against Time by Sharon Sala

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Race Against Time by Sharon Sala


Sometimes fate brings you together…only to tear you apart. 
Growing up in the foster system, Quinn O’Meara made a point of never getting involved. But when she discovers a crying baby amid a fiery crime scene, she knows she has no choice. Suddenly in way over her head, Quinn turns to the police, unintentionally positioning herself in the crosshairs of a deadly human-trafficking ring.
The last time homicide detective Nick Saldano saw Quinn, she was still the young girl he’d shared a foster home with. The girl who’d loved and cared for him when no one else had. Now here she was, gorgeously all grown up — and in terrible danger.
Unwilling to lose her again, Nick insists on keeping Quinn close, especially when the bond they once shared heatedly slides into desire. Quinn finally has someone worth holding on to, but what kind of future can they have when she might not live to see tomorrow?

  

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Afbeeldingsresultaat voor 3 black star

**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

"Finding you again feels like an apology from the Universe for separating us the first time."

This book started out really strong, I was really excited for all the action and suspense. I enjoyed the first half of the book more than I did the second. I was looking forward to seeing how two kids who shared a foster home would reconnect again. I liked Nick and Quinn's personalities a lot, I especially loved when they realized they knew each other. Nick is protective and sweet. Quinn is independent and always been on her own. Nobody but Nick had her back, and when they were reunited she finally had someone who cared about her again. This book is told from multiple POVs and it worked pretty well in my opinion. There were a couple of subplots that were important to the story, and it flowed well with the main plot. The suspense was done really well, and it was unpredictable so that was a huge plus for me. I really loved the ladies in this book, they were very strong and brave and took action in very difficult times.

However there were a couple of things that didn't add up:
At 29% the main character Nicks mentions that his aunt and uncle who adopted him have four kids including him (so that is three kids). At 85% there are only two kids left. The same goes for the grandkids, at 29% there are four of them and at 85% NONE. As for Quinn, something very traumatic happened to her which still affects her to this day, however the thing that freaked her out (BIG TIME), doesn't really bother her a day or two later. As a reader these things stand out, and makes it harder for us to fully connect with the characters. I am not a nitpicky reader at all, especially with ARCs, however I assume authors to have gone through their books a couple of times when they are writing it. I hope these things will be corrected before the book is released. Also Nick and Quinn's relationship developed very fast, and came across as a bit unbelievable.
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor about the author
Sharon Sala

Sharon Sala is a long-time member of RWA, as well as a member of OKRWA. She has 100 plus books in print, published in five different genres – Romance, Young Adult, Western, Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. First published in 1991, she’s an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, five-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five time winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, and five time winner of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence, winner of the Heart of Excellence Award, as well as winner of the Booksellers Best Award. In 2011 she was named RWA’s recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her books are New York Times , USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly best-sellers. Writing changed her life, her world, and her fate.


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