Friday, January 22, 2016

Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Uneven ExchangeBook Description:
Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet’s life runs hot and cold.
At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. Hoping for answers, she decides a trip to Mexico might soothe her soul.
Jake Taylor only pretends to be a confirmed bachelor.
Jake has been entranced by Alexandra’s determination and exotic beauty since the moment they met, but she has no idea how he feels. He considers confessing his love, but fears jeopardizing their friendship and business. He’s caught in a web of pretending he doesn’t care, and doesn’t see a way out of it.
Alexandra is recruited for a dangerous mission.
Following her trip to Mexico, her resemblance to a member of an assassin’s family leads Alexandra to be recruited by the DEA. Her training leaves her distracted, and her business begins to suffer. Jake notices her sudden change, and feels her slipping both personally and professionally beyond his reach. Should he finally take the chance…before it’s too late? After all, he has nothing to lose.
However, when Alexandra returns to Mexico for her mission, things go terribly wrong. Will she be able find the strength to fight and escape the peaceful haven that has now become her prison? Or will Jake lose Alexandra forever…

My Thoughts:
Very good read.  Alex is completely in love with Jake, and the reverse is true.  Only problem is neither knows the other feels the way that they do.  Alex goes on a vacation and gets recruited by the DEA because she looks like an assassin's sister.  As she trains and begins to get into her role, her design company begins to suffer.  Jake notices he is losing his business partner and friend, but doesn't understand what is going on.
I liked both of the main characters.  They were great.  I also liked that the book while they were the main characters, had other wonderfully developed characters that you get attached to.  Alex is an awesome lady and I love her spirit.  Jake is a bachelor and yet he doesn't want to be what he is intentionally portraying.  Either way, Alex is in danger and the story goes full throttle to the end.
Great suspense in this.  Absolute 4/5.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Thank you for your wonderful review, Ashley! Woot!!!

  2. Dear Ashley,
    Thank you again for the fantastic review!
    Blessings! S.K. Derban