Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Book Review: "Wrong Number" by Rachelle J. Christensen

The Blurb:

Tidmore did the job, and the body is hidden in the manhole on 32nd street like we talked about. By the time they find him, we’ll be in the green. The intruder will clear the way.” The words were followed by a gruff cackle. Aubree’s heart raced. If Devin was playing some kind of trick on her, it wasn’t funny. She cleared her throat. “I think you have the wrong number.”

When Aubree Stewart receives a mysterious phone call on her way to work, she doesn’t know what to think. At first she assumes it’s some kind of prank. But the call isn’t a practical joke, and Aubree soon finds herself swept up in a world of danger, intrigue, and murder. With help from the FBI, Aubree races to protect herself and what’s left of her family, but the one thing she forgets to protect is her own heart.

I have a confession to make. I actually got to read this book last year. **Snicker** And though it was really great when I read it, Wrong Number is even better now. I loved that from the very first page Rachelle draws the reader right into the heart of the conflict with an expectant mother, so right off the bat there are tons of complications going on. There are so many twists and turns that you never know what’s going to happen. My favorite part is that the plot is unpredictable. That’s so refreshing because I’m one of those people who generally figures out who the bad guy is in the first third of the book, and this time even my best guess was way off.

Wait, no. My favorite part is really the romance, because I'm a hopeless romantic and I can't help but love that stuff. Sorry. (I believe I've acknowledged in past posts the fact that I'm a total dork, but just a reminder, I already know.) This is one of those books that you pick up to read and only set down long enough to take care of necessities, then you go right back to reading. Because of the suspense and the romance. 

If I was going to change something, I think I would have liked to see more of the FBI agent Jason, find out his story and a little subplot there, but luckily, I’m told that might be a possibility in the future. Plus, you can only cram so many subplots into one book before things start to get messy. So, yeah.

So, those are my thoughts, minus spoilers that would ruin things from the get-go. You can read the first chapter of Wrong Number here, or just go ahead and order your copy, because once you’ve read it, you’ll be itching to keep going.

Rachelle’s doing a lot of signings around Utah and Idaho, so check her blog or website to find out where you can meet her and buy a signed copy.

And don’t forget to check out the Office Box and Wrong Number Giveaway by either scrolling down two posts, or clicking link on my sidebar.

Ooh, and one last thing. Check out this awesome trailer.

**The author of this blog did receive a free copy of this book, however it was not as compensation for this review. I would have done the review even if I'd bought the book in a store (which I will) and the author would have given me a copy even if I wasn't going to review it. However, my friendship with the author had very little to do with my opinions on the quality of writing, plot, or story.


Mary Campbell said...

I've been seeing this book everywhere on blogs. Sounds intriguing. I hate when things are predictable and I love a good romance. The trailer is good too.

Nisa said...

I'm impatiently waiting for my copy to arrive! I'm so excited to read it!

Rachelle said...

Thanks so much, Nichole! I'm so excited that you liked it again, hee, hee! I appreciate you!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm quite excited to read this book. I've heard nothing but good things.