Paige Rogers, former CIA agent is now head librarian in the town of Split Creek, Oklahoma. Now instead of securing America from the bad guys, she is securing library fines from overdue books. And just when she is settling into her new life, her past come back to haunt her. Paige begins to fight not only for her new home, but the feeling that have begun to develop for the high school football coach, Miles Laird.
I really like Paige. She was a refreshing character, smart, funny and complicated. She struggled through most of the book to find God's peace. I like that she bakes pies on Thursday and makes the Split Creek book club feel welcome and comfortable. Being a former spy she is used to living on her own, depending on no one but herself, so living in a small town presents its own challenges for her.
The one thing that did annoy me about Paige, was the fact she gave into the bad guy way to easily and then just expected the bad guy to keep his word. As a former CIA agent I would have expected a backup plan at the very least. For me, this made the story a bit less plausible.
Our hero, Miles Laird, took me longer to warm up to. I didn't find him all that interesting for about the first third of the book. It was only after he began to find that the pieces of Paige's history weren't adding up and he did some background investigating that he began to come alive for me. We learned that he used to own and run a security firm and why gave that up and come to Split Creek. It was then that he began to step up and we could see the hero in him.
The storyline itself was incredible. The author put together a wonderful story full of suspense with a touch of romance. There were a couple of plot twists that I didn't see coming, so that always thrills me when that happens.
I really enjoyed this book. It was entertaining as well as intriguing.
My 17 year old sister loves the Call of Duty books. I read this on her recommendation. It is a great easy read that grabs your attention and pulls you in to the end. Don't be expecting a deep literary masterpiece but it is a very enjoyable read.