What a great book! And such a sweet author too 🙂 If you are reading this post you probably like books and read quite a lot. Saying that you know a lot of books start to sound very repetitive over time (I’m not the only one who feels this way right?). This one though was a very refreshing book in many ways and a great reminder that even when our dreams do not turn out like we expect there is still hope and new dreams to explore.
Here is one of my favorite quotes from the book:
“But if he was honest with himself, there was a bit of relief in that. Being Superman had been a big load to carry.”
This quote gave me a great reminder that God cares, and (even though you’ve probably heard this before) God really is there to help carry our burdens. Special Assignment truly conveys reliance on God for all things, unlike many “Christian” books that offhandedly mention God (you know what I am talking about?). I think Melissa and Scott’s story is a very good mystery, with a hint of romance, and quite a dash of adventure. I give this story a five out of five stars for the unique story plot, the great mystery that kept me guessing, and the characters who were not wishy-washy but stood up for what they believed in. This is my first time reading a book by JL Crosswhite, it was well written, a joy to read and will definitely not be my last book by JL Crosswhite..
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About the Author:
JL Crosswhite’s favorite thing is discovering how much there is to love about America the Beautiful and the great outdoors. She’s an Amazon bestselling author, a mom to two navigating the young adult years while battling her daughter’s juvenile arthritis, exploring the delights of her son’s autism, and keeping gluten free. A California native who’s spent significant time in the Midwest, she’s thrilled to be back in the Golden State. Follow her on social media to see all her adventures and how she gets inspired for her books!
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From the Back Cover:
She’s trying to save her company. He’s trying to salvage his reputation. Only one of them can be right.
Vice president of operations Melissa Ellis might have met the first challenge she couldn’t overcome. Her company is hemorrhaging money, and her boss blames her. The deeper she digs, the more trouble she finds. She turns to the one person who can help: the confident and dangerously charming Scott Blake.
Naval aviator Scott “Superman” Blake is recovering from the accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Driven to salvage his reputation and regain his career, he must prove it wasn’t pilot error. When Melissa asks for his help, he jumps at the chance to spend more time with her and salvage his name. But if he’s right, he’ll take her company down.
When their investigation turns up a bigger problem than software glitches, Melissa is caught in the cross-hairs of their unknown enemy. As they work together, their casual flirtation turns to something much deeper. Can they make a relationship work, or will it crash and burn?
As the stakes rise and the clock ticks, can they figure out who’s behind the danger before someone else dies. Or will they lose everything, including each other?
Special Assignment is book 3 in the Hometown Heroes series, but it can be read as a stand alone. I personally have not read the previous 2 books, but I will be reading them since I liked this one so much.