Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blogging for Books: The Doll by Taylor Stevens

So many books, so little time. That's the story of my life. Ha! Story, no pun intended. Anyways, I have so many books that I want to read and there is not enough time in my day to get it done.  Especially with kids, they are constantly interrupting my reading time. I mean, seriously, what do I look like, the Mom? Haha. So, I finally finished my second book that I received from Blogging For Books.   I chose The Doll by Taylor Stevens.

 Haunted by a life of violence and as proficient with languages as she is with knives, Vanessa Michael Munroe, chameleon and hunter, has built her life on a reputation for getting things done—dangerous and often not-quite-legal things. The ability to survive, fight, adapt, and blend has since taken her across the globe on behalf of corporations, heads of state, and the few private clients who can afford her unique brand of expertise, and these abilities have made her enemies. 
   On a busy Dallas street, Munroe is kidnapped by an unseen opponent and thrust into an underground world where women and girls are merchandise and a shadowy figure known as The Doll Maker controls her every move. While trusted friends race to find her, everything pivots on one simple choice: Munroe must use her unique set of skills to deliver a high-profile young woman into the same nightmare that she once endured, or condemn to torture and certain death the one person she loves above all else.
   In this high-octane thriller Munroe will have to fight fast, smart, and furious to overcome a dangerous nemesis and deliver her trademark brand of justice.

So in all honesty, it was kind of hard for me to get into at the beginning because the author called everyone by their last names and I prefer first names, or so I realized as I was reading. It just seems more personable. But then, once I got everyone figured out, it was full of action and I was really into it. 
I have seen movies about sex trafficking and I find it very interesting that this is happening in our world right under our noses. That is part of the reason I wanted to read this book. 

I really didn't see it ending the way it did but I loved it. The last chapter confused me though, and perhaps I missed something or it was leading into another book. I noticed after I finished the book that the author's other 2 books are about Munroe also, and now I'm thinking that if I would have known that, I would have read them first so I could have known a little more about her background and things would have made sense a little more. I think that this is a stand alone book, but I prefer to really know the background of the characters when I read.

I plan on checking out other books by Taylor Stevens. She is a very good action writer and ended up loving Vanessa Michael Munroe's character.

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