Outfox by Sandra Brown
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: August 6th, 2019
ARC from the publisher
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Sandra Brown is an author who has been on my radar for a long time. When I read the synopsis for Outfox, I knew this was where I was jumping on. I’ve been reading a lot more Thrillers lately, and the thought of a Thriller-y read mixed with Romance, my favorite genre, was something I couldn’t let pass me by. But hold the phone…there was a lack of romance here for me. Yes, there was some attraction, but there was very little build up. The romance was just kind of…there. BUT – I didn’t care, to be honest. I was so invested in the cat and mouse game between Drex and Jasper, that that was all I wanted. I was so hooked on Drex and his relationships with his two FBI buddies, Gif and Mike, that I just wanted more of that. And it delivered! The way they had each other’s backs and went to the wall for each other had me loving their dynamic. And Jasper taunting Drex in all of their conversations with double meanings and sly grins left me so satisfied, and to be honest, a bit giddy. Even just writing this review, I have a huge smile on my face thinking of the banter. Drex’s butting heads with the FBI superior, Rudkowski, had me laughing aloud so much; I loved it every time Drex goaded him. Whether he rose to the occasion or not, it was fun to see. Talia’s character really was the only one that fell flat for me. And I think it’s because the other characters were so stellar that she just couldn’t compete. It wasn’t that I didn’t like her; I did. She was a nice person and a loyal friend anyone would be lucky to have. She just paled in comparison to the big personalities in this book. While this was more Suspense than Mystery, there was a HUGE twist at the end that I don’t think anyone saw coming, and it makes me want to reread the entire book to see if I can see any foreshadowing that I was oblivious to before.
I thought Outfox was a highly entertaining read. Once I picked it up, I just didn’t want to put it down. If you’re a fan of Criminal Minds, you are bound to love this book. Instead of a mere 42 minutes spent catting and mousing, you’re going to get an entire read that will keep you enthralled until the very end!
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