Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Digitalis by Ronie Kendig

Step into the boots of a former Marine in this heart-pounding adventure in life and love. Colton “Cowboy” Neeley is a Marine trying to find his footing as he battles flashbacks now that he’s back home. Piper Blum is a woman in hiding—from life and the assassins bent on destroying her family. When their hearts collide, more than their lives are at stake. Will Colton find a way to forgive Piper’s lies? Can Piper find a way to rescue her father, trapped in Israel? Is there any way their love, founded on her lies, can survive?

My review:
I have been looking forward to this second book in the Discarded Heroes series by Ronie Kendig, and it was worth the wait. I started reading it last night and got totally caught up in the story. I was surprised when I looked at the clock when I was getting close to the end, and it was 1 am. And yes, I finished it, so this book definitely gets the "read-in-one-sitting" status I give books such as this.

This book also deals with PTSD, but in different ways than the first. In some ways, this book was even better than the one that precedes it. It focuses on another member of the Nightshade team, Colton Neeley, and we learn much more about him. I love the work that Ronie puts into developing her characters. You learn a lot about them.

In this book, there is a lot of action and suspense just as the first, but even more, and there is also a lot more of the romantic element. Don't let that scare you away guys. This, just like the first book, will definitely capture male readers' interest. There is a lot of action, guns - all the stuff that the average man is interested in, yet women should and do enjoy these books also.

I have never used stars or numbers when reviewing books, but if I did, this would get the highest star, which is usually 5 stars. Ronie has hit a home run with this, and I am looking forward to reading more in this series and finding out more about the other members of the Nightshade team.

About the author:

Ronie Kendig grew up an Army brat, married a veteran, and they now have four children and a Golden Retriever. She has a BS in Psychology, speaks to various groups, volunteers with the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and mentors new writers. Ronie can be found at http://www.roniekendig.com/ .

Check out the website for the series: http://www.discardedheroes.com/

Digitalis, and the first book in the Discarded Heroes series is available from Barbour Publishing.

Thanks to Barbour for the review copy.


Rel said...

Great review, Mark - I'm in wholehearted agreement!

Loved it :)

Ronie Kendig said...

Mark, you are so awesome to post this review...well, to even read my books. THANK YOU so much for doing all this. You're greatly appreciated. And I am so glad you liked Digitalis!