Saturday, June 7, 2014

{YA Review} The Recruit (MTG Agencies #1) by Fiona Palmer

{YA Review} The Recruit (MTG Agencies #1) by Fiona Palmer

The Recruit
Jasmine Thomas may not be completely normal, but she’s a pretty typical seventeen-year-old girl. She hates the rich mean kids, loves her best friends, and can’t wait to get out of school each day. Her spare time is spent at The Ring — a boxing gym where she practically grew up — learning karate, boxing and street fighting. So, yeah, Jaz can kick some major butt.

Life seems pretty normal until the day Ryan Fletcher enters her gym…mysterious and hot with heaps of bad boy charm. Sure, she checks him out. Who wouldn’t? But what doesn’t show on his gorgeous abs are secrets and lies that dominate his very grown-up world. Now Jaz has to figure out just how far she is willing to go to know more. Could Ryan really be offering the life-fulfilling life path she’s always dreamed of? (Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook. May 2014 by Escape Publishing. Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Escape Publishing and Fiona Palmer

{Rating} 4/5 -- I really liked it!

"Bloody Hell, I knew I shouldn't have come," mumbled Jaz as the sweaty, skimpily-clothed bodies danced around her." (page 1, line 1)
A girl who can kick ass, a boy with secrets, an opportunity and a whole lot of unanswered questions. 

I liked Jaz. She's a kick ass fighter, there's nothing she won't do for the people she loves, she's a protector, a girl that will stand up for people, even people who are terrible to her. I was so excited to see that Jaz takes the time to think about the opportunities she has been presented, to think about how it will impact her life, the people she cares about, the very real danger she'd be in, instead of just jumping in.

Ryan. We get to see him protective, vulnerable, as a savior, as a teacher. I get the feeling that we've barely scratched the surface with him, that there's a lot more that we haven't learned yet.

The supporting characters, Jaz's awesome friends, are smart and independent and a great addition to the book. I have suspicions about what is going on and I'm excited to continue reading this series and see if I'm right.

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