Reckless Grace by Diana Munoz Stewart is the second full-length novel in the Spy Makers Guild series. Planning to pick this up, then prepare for a suspenseful and exciting journey. A treat for lovers of romantic suspense.
Title: Reckless Grace: A Spy Makers Guild Novel
Keeping secrets is my job. Uncovering the truth is his. **This is a creatively reimagined version of an early work The Price of Grace. It is told in first person, present tense with completely new chapters. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Diana Muñoz Stewart
Published by Kiss and Tell Books on August 15, 2023
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Gracie As a highly trained operative in a family of spies, I learned a a long time ago what happens when you fall in love and reveal your secrets. Devastation. Trusting no one is the only way to survive in this world. So, no matter how charming he is, Special Agent Leif McAllister won't convince me that he's left the FBI and wants to join my family's less than legal operations. Dusty Special Agent is my title and Leif McAllister is technically my name, but “Dusty” is what everyone calls me. Been told I can talk a stone to dust. That kind of verbal fortitude makes my job easier. People trust an open book. Even if it's filled with lies. Most people, anyway. Gracie Parish, my best way into her family’s illegal activities, just won't trust me. No problem. I’ll use everything I’ve got--fair, unfair, and so-good-it’s-wrong--to penetrate her defenses, discover the truth, and prove my case. As the red-hot attraction between Dusty and Gracie explodes, Dusty's investigation ignites a deadly threat and long hidden lies. They’ll have to decide quickly how far they can trust each other, because now it’s not just Gracie’s family secrets in jeopardy. It’s her life .
Keeping secrets is my job. Uncovering the truth is his.
**This is a creatively reimagined version of an early work The Price of Grace. It is told in first person, present tense with completely new chapters.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
The series follows a group known as the Guild run by matriarch Muthka Parish. This group focuses on helping those who can’t find justice through the legal channels. Muthka adopts children whose upbringing is less than ideal and trains them to become spies.
This instalment was quite intriguing. The heroine, Gracie, is a computer geek and is the owner of a nightclub. She’s been second guessing her involvement in the Guild. Her second guessing led to her sending an anonymous email to the FBI. A decision which led to Special Agent Leif McAlister aka Dusty infiltrating the Guild, hoping to bring down Muthka Parish. However, after meeting Grace, he knew he would do anything to protect, even if it meant walking away from the investigation.
Reckless Grace had enough suspense, drama, action, and romance to keep die-hard romantic suspense fans entertained. Danger, secrets, and betrayal pervaded the story. It’s hard knowing who to trust when someone is trying to kill you. A fact Grace will soon learn when someone made several attempts on her life.
Grace suffered several losses throughout her life. Losses which would break a weak person. Grace, however, was anything but weak. She is a resilient and smart woman with a kind heart.
Dusty’s backstory provided insight into his determination to put an end to the Guild’s operations. However, the deeper he got involved, the more he recognized how much he misunderstood their agenda.
In the end, Reckless Grace delivered a well-blended tale of romance, suspense and intrigue. There were a few dark elements, which fortunately were not overwhelming. There were parts where the pacing lagged, but that did not take away from the story.
Fans of the genre looking for a well-balanced romantic suspense will enjoy this latest offering from Stewart.
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