Friday, November 2, 2012

Betrayal on the Border by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Book Description:
Former army communications specialist Maddie Jerrard may not remember the details of the deadly mission on the Texas-Mexico border, but she knows one thing. She's not responsible for the massive ambush that left only her and investigative journalist Chris Mason alive. Yet with suspicion—and danger—targeting Maddie and Chris, and a killer on their trail, partnering up is the only solution. But as Maddie and Chris get closer to uncovering the truth, they'll have to trust each other to make it through alive.

My Thoughts:
Loved it!  Maddie is on the run.  She is a former army specialist whose whole unit got ambushed and killed on the Mexican border.  Only she and Chris, a famous reporter survived.  Since leaving the hospital after her recovery someone has tried to kill her multiple times and she can't even remember what happened that night!  She knows she didn't betray her unit and country so it had to be Chris...right?
I felt so bad for Maddie.  She is strong, tough, and completely alone.  She is wonderfully trained thanks to the military and she has had to call upon them to stay alive.  Chris is a strong, steady man whose determination to find the truth makes Maddie want to trust him but she just can't risk it.  I liked the fact faith was not shattered but shaken in this book. Woven through the story it fits and isn't forced.  Plenty of suspense and a spark or two of romance!!
A definite 5/5.  I'm keeping this one!

Thank you to netgalley for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.