Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Never Miss

Never Miss

Title: Never Miss

Author: Melissa Koslin

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction/Suspense

My Review:

"Sarah Jeane Rogers," she muttered. "Elizabeth Jeane Jones." Which ID to use this time? 

The first line of Never Miss by Melissa Koslin entices the reader into a web of mystery and intrigue. From a complex plotline to the fast-paced race to prevent a lethal virus, this book is full of non-stop action and suspense, making it hard to put down.

"Somewhere deep in the back of her mind, she memorized what this felt like, holding his hand. It would never happen again."

Kadance is an enigma. She is a former CIA sniper and comes from a family of assassins. Yet, when we initially encounter her, she is saving Lyndon Vaile's life. While she seems devoid of emotion, she possesses an obvious affection for her cat, Mac.

"You've guessed some of my background, but you don't have any idea who you're dealing with."

Lyndon Vaile is also an enigma. Geeky (cute) scientist who happens to be able to defend himself. Three doctorates before the age of thirty makes him serious, hard to communicate with, and almost too smart for his own good.

"Some emotion that she couldn't quite identify washed over her. She'd forced all emotion out of her life for so long, she could barely recognize it at all."

Both Lyndon and Kadance have trust issues, yet they establish an unlikely alliance. They both possess unique qualities that help strengthen their partnership. Their dialogue is engaging, the story flows smoothly, yet the ending seems a bit abrupt.

I enjoyed this story, but it should not be classified as "Christian" fiction as a strong faith element is missing. Also, at times, Lyndon "cursed," which seemed out of context for his character and is not promoted among those who call themselves Christian. Finally, the romantic scenes, while not overly graphic is sure to make a few people blush and are more than what most Christian readers are looking for. My son will find this book fascinating (he is 16), but not sure with these elements that it will be an enjoyable or even appropriate read for him.

I would recommend this to those who enjoy romantic suspense books. Fans of Colleen Coble, Lynette Eason, Cara Putnam, Patricia Bradley and the like, will enjoy this one!!!

Thank you to Revell for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a positive review but am delighted to be able to do so. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.  


Former CIA sniper Kadance Tolle possesses a special set of skills and a rare pedigree. She comes from a family of assassins, and by saving Lyndon Vaile's life she risks being found by them. Despite the danger, Kadance feels compelled to help Lyndon discover who is after him--and his research that seems to prove that the Ebola virus was manmade and is about to be weaponized. 

With shadowy figures pursuing them and a Mastermind watching their every move, Kadance and Lyndon must scramble to stop an impending bioattack at the State of the Union address. But their warnings fall on deaf ears, and it becomes increasingly clear that there's no one they can trust--except perhaps each other.

Strap in for a breakneck story that will have you up all night, hurtling toward the last page as the clock ticks and time runs out.

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