Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Review: Maggie's Man by Alicia Scott

Title: Maggie's Man (Family Secrets #1)
Author: Lisa Gardner writing as Alicia Scott
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Source: FirstReads
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Three siblings searching for the truth about their family are about to find more than they bargained for.

When shy and reserved Maggie Ferringer was called for jury duty, she never expected to be kidnapped by an escaped convict. But when Cain Cannon, disguised as a prison guard, pulls a gun, she has no choice but to be taken hostage. Cain claims that he’s innocent of killing his girlfriend six years ago and now he wants revenge on the people who put him behind bars.

Soon, Maggie becomes more than just a hostage to Cain. As they slowly begin to share the secrets of their respective pasts, Maggie discovers that she wants to fight for Cain’s freedom—because he just might be the kind of man she could love.

Unfortunately I didn't connect well with Maggie - she was far, far too "good".  Constantly lecturing Cain (the escaped murderer) about morals and how he should treat people, there were times I wished she would do something mean or wrong just to make her more human.  Cain on the other hand, was the perfect tortured hero, falsely accused and wanting to make things right, knowing that it might mean hurting people to get it done.

Cain's part of the story was great.  I loved his character as well as his backstory.  They both combined to lead him down the path he is on, taking Maggie along with him for the ride.  I was surprised at how quickly they fell for each other, and sometimes it seemed like they both forgot Maggie was a hostage.  I think a little more realistic heroine would have made this book fantastic.

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