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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review: The Choice

A Short Review:

Title:  The Choice
Author:  Lorhainne Eckhart
Publisher:  Smashwords
Publication Date:  June 21, 2011  Smashwords
Genre:  Adult, Some Wiccan
Pages:  322
Source:  librarything
Rating:  3 stars

Goodreads Description:
Marcie Hollis is a Wiccan, who’s always played by the rules. That’s until she meets Dan McKenzie, a man who she believes to be the knight in shining armor she’s been searching for all her life. However, Dan’s not who he appears to be. He lures Marcie into his world of lies, greed and high-grade marijuana. But fate intervenes on Marcie's illicit trip for Dan to New Orleans, when she's robbed in a crowded airport. The thug not only makes off with her suspicious backpack, he knocks her down, her head slams on the concrete floor, and she loses her memory right in the path of DEA agent, Sam Carre.

After a six-month investigation into the activities of a big time drug dealer crumbles, the same day damming evidence is found stuffed in Sam’s locker – evidence suggesting he’s the notorious leak on the team, Sam jumps on the first plane home. Arriving in a crowded airport in New Orleans - his reputation and loyalty are in question. But even though Sam’s tired, disillusioned and haunted by a past that gives him no peace, he stops to help an attractive stranger when she falls in front of him. Then in an act of chivalry, he takes her to his home until the police can identify her. When questions arise about Marcie, and what she’s involved in, the answers lead them to the exact felons Sam investigated in the Pacific Northwest.

When her illusive memory returns, this complex case pushes them both to explain the unexplainable, and leaves Sam with a haunting question. Was she set up, or was this a game she played? Sam’s forced to make a choice, walk away from the attraction that connects them, or risk losing everything.

The Choice started out fast paced from page one.  There were times that the story dragged along but other than that it was a good story.  Marcie is going down the wrong path and being controlled by a drug dealer/grower, Dan.  She makes a run to drop off drugs and ends up getting robbed.  In the process she developes amnesia and gains the help of a DEA agent, Sam.  He is going through struggles in his own life and in his work.  It seems as if their paths are meant to meet.  There seems to be a struggle for generations of good and evil and now Marcie and Sam are caught in the middle of it.  I found Marcie to be naive and a little to easily persuaded.  I read an ebook copy and there were some confusing parts throughout the book.  This was because quotations marks were missing, apostrophes missing, a few wrongly used words that spell check wouldn't have caught (just used in the wrong context). 

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