Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Concealed Identity by Jessica R. Patch

January 11, 2017 Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Jessica R. Patch, mystery/suspense, romance 37

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about the book

DEEP-COVER ASSIGNMENT

After Holt McKnight’s criminal informant disappears, the DEA agent must go undercover to get close to the missing man’s sister, who may know more than she’s letting on.

But when Blair Sullivan’s attacked, it’s up to him to protect her—without blowing his cover.

Blair isn’t sure she can trust her new neighbor, Holt. After all, the last charming and handsome man she fell for was her late husband, and he turned out to be the brother of a ruthless drug lord.

Yet when it’s clear the target on her back is somehow linked to her past, she has no choice but to accept Holt’s protection.

Even if getting close is the last thing her scarred heart can handle.

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GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2017
PAGES: 224

“She hoped he was the real deal. The alternative was unthinkable.”

Concealed Identity has everything I want in a romantic suspense! Great characters, fantastic chemistry, little bits of humor, high-stakes action & suspense, and … of course KISSES. #smoochysmooch

Holt. Be still my heart. Holt hereby and forevermore claims a spot in my book boyfriend collection. And not just because he reminds me of Henry Cavill with his “dark scruff that did little to hide the deep dimple in his squared chin”. I mean, also, Blair did say he was “built like a superhero made of steel” … But if anyone is still coherent after reading that description, I will also add that Holt earned his way into my book boyfriend collection as soon as he laughed. And flirted a little. And was in general tenderly protective.  SWOON.

The action and suspense elements to Concealed Identity are top-notch. We start out right in the middle of an intense action scene and it stays high-stakes pretty much throughout the book. Blair is not a wilting Southern belle, either. She’s made of some steel herself and, even though she’s shaken, the threats just make her more determined. I mean… hello … if even just ONE of the things that happened to Blair happened to me? You wouldn’t be seeing me for quite a long time because I would dig myself a bunker and hide my head in the sand like an ostrich. I’m not even kidding. And this hold-your-breath-don’t-blink moment near the end? Well… I can’t tell you about that yet, can I? No spoilers after all 🙂

Bottom Line:  From the hunky hero to the feisty heroine to the heart-pounding suspense, Concealed Identity shines. The subtle touches of humor (including the store names in the small town of Hope) will give you additional reasons to smile, though with Holt hanging around and grinning you won’t need much encouragement.  The underlying message of restoration – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – adds even more dimension to an already fantastic story. This is one of my fave reads already this year, and I’m looking forward to Beckett’s story too!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / Excellent!

KissingBook Level: 3 / will forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her watching way too much Netflix with her family and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter at www.jessicarpatch.com. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.

You can connect with Jessica at her website, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

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Jessica Patch is giving away a copy of Concealed Identity to one of my readers! Comment on this review and then head over to our interview post to claim five extra entries on the Rafflecopter form!

What about you? What do you think would be the most difficult part of concealing your identity?

Carrie

37 Responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Concealed Identity by Jessica R. Patch”

  1. Winnie Thomas

    I have NO acting ability, so I’d have a very hard time concealing my identity. I’d get too distracted and give myself away.

    This sounds like a fantastic book, and I must put it on my wish list.

  2. Marilyn

    I have an identical twin so perhaps we have been mistaken for each other.
    Marilyn

  3. Dianne Casey

    I think concealing my identity would be difficult. I think I would give myself because I would forget to change the way I do things or some of my mannerisms.

  4. Rachel Dixon

    Uhoh….is James gonna have to fight Superman for your affections now??? 🙂

  5. Ellen L Gray

    I would never be able to do it. I think it would be so difficult for me to remember all the pieces of who I am supposed to be that I would never pull it off.

  6. Kim

    Carrie, you just keep adding to my mountain! This book sounds awesome!

    I could never conceal my identity. I can’t act, I lie horribly, and I would never remember the cover story. Oh and those nervous giggles? Yep! Me too.

  7. Rebecca Maney

    When I was younger it would have been my blond hair . . guess I could have just dyed it. Now it would be my red glasses, because I am “blind as a bat” without them.

    Sounds like a great story.

  8. Deana Dick

    I would have to get a wig and change my eye colors. But if concealing my identify kept me alive I would do anything I needed to do.

  9. Janice Moore

    I love books where identities are hidden! When Carrie loves such a book and characters, there it goes on my “want to read list”!
    It would be hard to conceal my voice (pitch/accent on a consistent basis. Also, the frizz in my hair with humidity would be a giveaway…

  10. Jocelyn

    I think I’m one of those invisible people that most folks don’t see. I seem to slip in between the cracks. So hiding my identity wouldn’t be a problem 😉

  11. Lisa

    This book sounds awesome!! I love mystery/suspense/police procedural/thriller. About 40 years ago, I helped some friends do a little “undercover” work & I really liked it. There’s a part of me that thinks I could have pulled it off.

  12. Connie Saunders

    I have too many mannerisms that are hard to disguise so I don’t think that I would be very successful assuming a different identity!

  13. Linda Moffitt

    My Looks I’ve always looked the same my whole life and I have a very memeorable smile with Big Dimples

  14. Michelle Connell

    I would always have too many books with me, a dead giveaway for sure!

    Another new author to check out!!

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