Paperback, 344 pages
Published August 26th 2015 by Limitless Publishing
Book Description for Uneven Exchange:
Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet's life runs hot and cold. At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn't even seem to realize she's a woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. Hoping for answers, she decides a trip to Mexico might soothe her soul.
Jake Taylor only pretends to be a confirmed bachelor. Jake has been entranced by Alexandra's determination and exotic beauty since the moment they met, but she has no idea how he feels. He considers confessing his love, but fears jeopardizing their friendship and business. He's caught in a web of pretending he doesn't care, and doesn't see a way out of it. Alexandra is recruited for a dangerous mission. Following her trip to Mexico, her resemblance to a member of an assassin's family leads Alexandra to be recruited by the DEA. Her training leaves her distracted, and her business begins to suffer. Jake notices her sudden change, and feels her slipping both personally and professionally beyond his reach.
Should he finally take the chance...before it's too late? After all, he has nothing to lose. However, when Alexandra returns to Mexico for her mission, things go terribly wrong. Will she be able find the strength to fight and escape the peaceful haven that has now become her prison?
Or will Jake lose Alexandra forever...
One of my favorite things in a book is a strong female character. Alex certainly fit that. Not only was she strong in her faith in God, she was strong in her belief that she could infiltrate a known terrorist with only a short time of training. While there were times she questioned what was going to happen to her, she never faltered in doing what she felt was right. I did feel like her ties to some of the other characters was off. They were supposed to be close friends and yet the chemistry seemed off in some way.
The mission was the main storyline. I felt like there were parts left unfinished, maybe that was the plan. There were also times that I found the storyline jumping from point to point. There were a few characters I felt got a little more page time than needed and they just dragged the story on. There was a couple romance storylines also but I felt like they were added to the book just so that it would fit into a broader list of genres.
I enjoyed reading Uneven Exchange. If you are looking for a book about a strong in faith woman going from interior decorator to DEA agent this is the book for you.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the second world war. Derban's mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, Derban's life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. S.K. Derban has always remained passionate about writing, and is thrilled to finally share her work with others.
Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. When writing, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life, from her faith in the Lord, to her love and knowledge of the arts.
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