Thursday, February 14, 2013

Deployed by Mel Odom

Deployed (Called to Serve, #1)
Book Description:

Lance Corporal Bekah Shaw joined the United States Marine reserves to help support herself and her son when her ex-husband, Billy Roy, decided they were no longer his responsibility. But when her team is activated and sent to Somalia on a peacekeeping mission, Bekah struggles with being separated from her son and vows to return safely.Once a successful Somalian businessman, Rageh Daud has lost everything. Determined to seek revenge on the terrorists who killed his wife and son, he teams up with a group of thieves, killers, and others displaced by war. Despite his better judgment, Daud becomes the protector of a young orphaned boy--who becomes a pawn between the warring factions.To defeat the terrorists and bring peace to the region, Bekah and her team must convince Daud that they are on the same side.

My Thoughts:
This was a good book.  Bekah is a single mother, waitress and Marine reservist.  She has been deployed twice already but shortly after some significant trouble at home, she is activated and sent to
Somalia.  Rageh Daud grew up under a man who taught him everything he knew, but none of it was of the respectable nature.  He since went to college, married and had a son.  While he was a respected businessman, all that changed when he lost his wife and son.  Now he is exactly what his father trained him to be.

This book was exceptionally well researched.  I liked Bekah.  She wants to take care of herself, her son and her granny and became a reservist to do just that.  Her ex husband was a louse and I could have happily seen bad things happen to him and other certain characters!  The author writes the book from different character's perspectives and I enjoyed getting to know all three of them through their actions and thoughts.  The message that God has a plan for each of us is woven quite well into the storyline but isn't 'in your face'.  I think the author did a great job with this book.
I rate this one a 4/5.  It was good and eye-opening.  I will definitely read the next in this series.

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


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