Murder! Kidnapping! Smuggling! Espionage! Exotic locations! A beautiful security consultant determined to recover priceless artifacts. A handsome FBI agent determined to find priceless human cargo while protecting his lovely fiance who, incidentally, can take care of herself!Jill Elizabeth Nelsons Reluctant Smuggler is an action-packed romantic suspense that takes you to exotic locations and puts you in situations that, hopefully, youll never experience. This thriller presents both sides of Mexico the lovely, welcoming tourist destinations and the cruel underground of gangs and drugs. WARNING: Plan to read the whole thing when you start! This is fast-paced novel that has a lot going on but dont worry about getting lost. Nelson is an experienced storyteller. Her setting descriptions are so realistic. Ive never been to Mexico or the Yucatan, but I had no trouble imagining myself there with Desi and Tony. Speaking of her characters, I like that they are real, with the same doubts and fears that we would have in the same situation well, almost. (Im a big fraidy cat!) I wont go into details, but Desi Jacobs and her fianc, Special Agent Tony Lucano, FBI, fight all kinds of nefarious characters at home and in Mexico. And with the prayer support of their family and co-workers, they well, youll have to see for yourself what happens.I loved it!
fulfilling a contract. Not so with Reluctant Smuggler. Instead, this book is filled with twists, turns, delightful surprises, and a very satisfying ending for those who have been with the series from book one. Desiree is thrown into all kinds of situationsboth physical and emotional that must be dealt with before she can grow and the book can conclude.While Desiree and Tony are on parallel paths, they approach them from distinctly different perspectives. I could see myself in many of Desirees struggles about balancing career and getting married, the honing down to whats truly important. The settings were lush. I could sense the sights and smells of the different locations in Mexico. The book was almost as good as a plane ticket down there to see it all myself. The setting supported the book and plot without taking over. And I loved seeing the growth in many of the secondary characters, too. They werent merely props inserted into the book to make the main characters look good. Over the course of the series each of them grew as well.I'm sorry to see this series end!
I just finished reading Reluctant Smuggler last night, and I must say I enjoyed it cover-to-cover. Since I hadn't read the first two books in the series, I was afraid I might be lost, but no problem. I just have a keener desire to read them now. There is an overwhelming message to never lose faith in God's plans, no matter what things look like. Lots of action, lots of snuggling, but not everything is roses. People die, including some surprises. There are other losses as well, and suffering is addressed at several levels. Some miscommunication, lots of humor and some wise-cracking. My guesses at the bad guys and how things are stolen were sometimes good, and sometimes way off base. A good mystery.