Review – Reluctant Runaway

Desiree Jacobs, the owner of HJ Securities is back and up to her old tricks in Reluctant Runaway, the second book of the traditional romantic suspense series by Jill Elizabeth Nelson.

Continuing in the unique job where she masquerades as a cat burglar to test the effectiveness of her client’s security systems, Desi grabs the reader’s attention as she opens the book in one of her criminal modes. She demonstrates her prowess as a thief and gives the reader a few uncomfortable moments worrying about her safety during this escapade.

This time around, we follow Desi on the hunt for missing Anasazi Indian artifacts. This case comes to Desi’s attention when her best friend’s niece, Karen Webb, disappears and is accused of the theft. Desi gives her all to find Karen, no matter the risk. Her search is peppered with danger and exciting scenes, and ends with a thrilling closing.

FBI agent Tony Lucano, Desi’s love interest, cautions Desi to let the authorities investigate this crime, but Desi being the spunky character she is, ignores Tony’s warning and throws herself into the investigation. Along the way she discovers Karen’s involvement in a strange religious group. Desi believes the group to be a cult that will ultimately lead to solving Karen’s disappearance.

Tony and Desi’s already rocky relationship is filled with turmoil when they are thrown together in Albuquerque. The danger of Desi’s profession strains the relationship as does Tony’s inability to open up to Desi. Desi rushes full steam ahead to solve the case and Tony follows hoping to keep her safe. All along the way their faith is equally tested.

The story is filled with exciting plot turns and the romance builds as you read. Desi is a strong character that captures reader’s adventurous side. Once again, Nelson provides a complex and interesting plot filled with lots of tension. Be sure to pick up Reluctant Burglar and read that one first, so you can thoroughly enjoy each book in the order Nelson intended.

Reluctant Runaway (To Catch a Thief Series #2)
Reluctant Runaway (To Catch a Thief Series #2)
by Jill Elizabeth Nelson
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Review – Reluctant Runaway
Reviewed by Susan Sleeman
A complex and interesting plot filled with lots of tension.
Desiree Jacobs, the owner of HJ Securities is back and up to her old tricks in Reluctant Runaway, the second book of the traditional romantic suspense series by Jill Elizabeth Nelson.

Continuing in the unique job where she masquerades as a cat burglar to test the effectiveness of her client’s security systems, Desi grabs the reader’s attention as she opens the book in one of her criminal modes. She demonstrates her prowess as a thief and gives the reader a few uncomfortable moments worrying about her safety during this escapade.

This time around, we follow Desi on the hunt for missing Anasazi Indian artifacts. This case comes to Desi’s attention when her best friend’s niece, Karen Webb, disappears and is accused of the theft. Desi gives her all to find Karen, no matter the risk. Her search is peppered with danger and exciting scenes, and ends with a thrilling closing.

FBI agent Tony Lucano, Desi’s love interest, cautions Desi to let the authorities investigate this crime, but Desi being the spunky character she is, ignores Tony’s warning and throws herself into the investigation. Along the way she discovers Karen’s involvement in a strange religious group. Desi believes the group to be a cult that will ultimately lead to solving Karen’s disappearance.

Tony and Desi’s already rocky relationship is filled with turmoil when they are thrown together in Albuquerque. The danger of Desi’s profession strains the relationship as does Tony’s inability to open up to Desi. Desi rushes full steam ahead to solve the case and Tony follows hoping to keep her safe. All along the way their faith is equally tested.

The story is filled with exciting plot turns and the romance builds as you read. Desi is a strong character that captures reader’s adventurous side. Once again, Nelson provides a complex and interesting plot filled with lots of tension. Be sure to pick up Reluctant Burglar and read that one first, so you can thoroughly enjoy each book in the order Nelson intended.

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Susan Sleeman


Susan Sleeman

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational and clean read romantic suspense books. Her first book, High-Stakes Inheritance was an ECPA bestseller. Award nominations include The Christmas Witness for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and Thread of Suspicion for the 2013 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Best Book Award.

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Jill Elizabeth Nelson JILL ELIZABETH NELSON’s first and only marriage is going strong after 25 years. They have four grown kids who live in or near her rural Minnesota town. By day she masquerades as housing manager for a senior apartment complex. By night she morphs into a wild and crazy writer who can hardly wait to jot down all the cool things her characters are telling her. On her writer’s journey, she’s worn the hats of journalist, columnist, essayist, poet, story-teller and book reviewer. Her current chapeau is the one she’s coveted all along-novelist. Her Guide and Mentor in all life’s travels is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory!
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