TITLE: A Helluva Holiday
SERIES: Lost And Found #4
AUTHOR: Jerrie Alexander
PUBLISHER: Jerrie Alexander
RELEASE DATE: October 2016
GENRE: Romantic Suspense/Mystery
SOURCE: Author via The Romance Review
Reading Challenge: COYER Blackout
A HELLUVA HOLIDAY by Jerrie Alexander is a short holiday read, featuring the members of Lost and Found Inc. In this installment, the members come together during the Christmas season to assist Clay Hudson, a lifelong friend of Nate Wolfe. Clay sought Nate's help because the woman he loved and her sister had unwittingly engaged in a business deal with the notorious drug lord Carlos Vega.
For a short read, character development was good. I was able to establish a connection with Clay and Carol. It was fun watching their interaction. I was glad to see them coming to terms with their feelings and accepting that they truly belong together.
This installment packed a punch for such a short story. It was no less than what I had come to expect from the author. There was action, mystery, and romance. It was a page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat, that was until I got blindsided by the manner in which the story was wrapped up.
The ending was disappointing, to say the least. After such a
buildup I was expecting a lot more. Instead, I was left hanging. There were issues surrounding the investigation that had not been resolved, which left me with more questions than answers.
The story had the potential to be a five-star read, but due to the issues mentioned it fell short. Overall, it was not a bad read, the plot just needed some tightening up. It leaves one to assume that the author was in a rush to meet a deadline and not much attention was given to the ending.
If you are looking fun and short read and don't mind the issues mentioned, then you will enjoy A HELLUVA HOLIDAY.