Monday, August 1, 2011

Pursuit 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
 Pursuit (Jessica Ford, #1) 
 5 of 5 stars false  
When rookie lawyer Jessica Ford gets the call from her boss, John Davenport, the senior partner at the illustrious law firm for which she works, she can tell he is well on his way to being drunk. He needs Jess to meet First Lady Annette Cooper, for whom Davenport is a personal lawyer, at a Washington, D.C., hotel. Jess is thrilled: this high-profile assignment must mean that she's earned her boss's trust and she's on her way to bigger things. But unfortunately, bigger isn't always better.

Jess doesn't remember much --- only that in the course of the late-night meeting with Annette Cooper, she ended up in the backseat of a car, speeding off into the darkness. All Jess knows is that the car crashed en route, and the other three passengers were killed, including the First Lady. Badly injured, Jess is the only survivor of what is trumpeted around the world as a tragic accident.

Although she has no memory about the events leading up to the accident, Jess is still bothered by one question: Was it really an accident? The Secret Service agent on the case, Mark Ryan, gets the feeling that Jess is hiding something. As his suspicions grow, Jess's world starts falling apart. First, she is brutally attacked in the hospital, barely escaping with her life. Then her boss dies under questionable circumstances. In fact, everyone who might possibly know the details about the First Lady's last few hours starts turning up dead. And then Jess understands: If she remembers that night, she'll be dead too.

Terrified and certain that the First Lady's death was no accident, Jess has only Mark Ryan to turn to ..


Jessica is a new lawyer, her boss calls her drunk and because she is still a flunky she gets up in the middle of the night to track down the first lady. After she finds her and gets her in the car, somebody chases them and everyone but Jessica ends up dead in the car accident. While in the hospital someone tries to kill Jessica, a secret service agent Mark believes her and tries to keep her safe. When Marks car blows up when both of them were supposed to be in it, they find out that it is the Secret Service trying to kill them. Mark and Jessica have to find out what the first lady was running from, who is really trying to kill them and deal with their attraction to each other. Jessica is a normal woman; she works hard helps to support her mother and sister. She isn't outrageously beautiful; she wears glasses and isn’t stick skinny. Mark is a hot agent with an ex-wife and a teenage daughter, he has relationship issues. He is very good at his job, outside of his daughter that is the only thing that matters to him, until Jessica. Pursuit is a fast paced, what is going to happen next and who really did it book. The story line is actually believable, with just enough irrationality thrown in to keep things interesting. I loved how the relationship between Mark and Jessica developed; they are so different from each other. The mystery of who was trying to kill them kept me guessing right up to the end. I loved this book and can't wait to read the next one.

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