Book Review: Abducted by Dana Mentink

Posted December 4, 2016 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, Dana Mentink, mystery/suspense, romance / 7 Comments

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When the high school sweetheart she never expected to see again bursts through the door of her medical mission clinic, nurse Sarah Gallagher can’t hold back her shock.

But Dominic Jett isn’t there to catch up. He’s trying to save a life, and the thugs on his tail will stop at nothing to catch him.

Now abducted and imprisoned on a remote island, Sarah and Jett become pawns in a tug-of-war between a powerful drug lord and a devious madman. And their only chance for survival is working together to find the valuable painting the dangerous men are searching for.

But with someone trying to kill them at every turn, can they locate it in time to keep their reunion from turning fatal?

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SERIES: Pacific Coast Private Eyes #3
GENRE: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired Suspense
RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2016
PAGES: 288

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“They were two people who shared a history, thrown together in desperate circumstances, struggling to survive.”

abducted-book-reviewUm. Wow. Don’t plan to sleep once you’ve started reading this one. In fact, just go ahead and scooch to the edge of your fave reading chair because that’s where you’ll end up from word one until nearly the end of Abducted. The suspense is riveting, and the action scenes could transfer easily to the big screen. There is NO RELAXING… so don’t. 😀

The romance in Dana Mentink’s latest is sweet and heartfelt, though there’s not a lot of spare time for smooching or examining one’s feelings because of the heretofore already-mentioned action and suspense. (THE HELICOPTER SCENE! I still have not recovered. Goodness. So well written.) Sarah and Jett are high school sweethearts who parted ways but their feelings didn’t cease to exist so easily. At the center of their breakup are their core differences, namely in their beliefs about God and their feelings toward Him. As my friend Rebecca stated so well, “He has no use for the kind of God that Sarah clings to, even prays to; her faith always has been, and apparently will continue to be, a stumbling block between them.” Watching this tension play out on the pages of Abducted gave an added dimension of “suspense” as well as sweetness to their story.

Bottom Line:  Fast-paced, high-stakes action combines with stellar suspense, sweet romance, and “real” rubber-meets-the-road faith in Dana Mentink’s Abducted. I love everything Dana writes, but this book is one of my favorites. (Well, this and Fetching Sweetness. And Seek and Find. And… Yeah, ok. I should probably just leave it at “I love everything Dana writes” lol) If you like Susan Sleeman, Dani Pettrey, or Lynette Eason, make sure you grab a few of Dana’s books to read too!

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

My Rating: 4 stars / Loved it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / You may forget to breathe – but it might be more from suspense than romance!

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Dana Mentink is an award winning author of Christian fiction. She’s written more than twenty five mystery and suspense novels. She is honored to have received two ACFW Carol Awards, a Holt Medallion Award, and a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. Please visit her on the web at or find her on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. Dana hosts monthly contests at her blog and on her YouTube channel.

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