Tuesday, June 2, 2015

review || FOR ALL TO SEE { blog tour }

For All to See by Megan Mitcham

Publisher: Megan Mitcham (4/1/2015)
Series: Bureau, book 1
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Pristine waters and purified evil.

Two by two, dark-haired beauties vanish only to reappear as hanging, plundered corpses. The Virgin Islands boast diamond-white beaches, lush green mountains, a rich cultural heritage—and a brutal killer.

Three years on the “Field-Dresser” case and Special Agent Nathan Brewer is days away from catching the bastard—if he can convince a certain brunette to trust him. Only the woman is more likely to take a casual stroll on the surface of the sun.

After fleeing her troubles in the United States for the quiet life of a school teacher on the island of Tortola, Madelyn Garrett never imagined she’d be fixated upon by pure evil.

In a fight for her life—with a dwindling number of friends—she must rely on her cunning and Nathan’s skills for survival.

about Megan || Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked! 

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.

{ review } .
Megan has done it again...

I'm a huge fan of her BASE BRANCH series, and was excited to see this new venture of hers. If you couldn't tell in the previous series, Megan does suspense well -- and that certainly carried through into this new Bureau series.

In book one, FOR ALL TO SEE, we have Madelyn and Nathan. As the synopsis states, Madelyn left the US, leaving problems and fears behind. In her new home of Tortola, she has made friends and has been welcomed by the little community. Nichole is her closest friend, and when she goes missing, Madelyn's carefully planned world goes awry.

Not even twenty-four hours into Nichole's missing persons case, the FBI gets involved. With them comes Nathan Brewer; he believes that Nichole fits the missing persons profile of a serial killer he's tried finding in the past, and he wants to capture the killer once and for all.

When Madelyn first meets Nathan, he's a large force standing against the wall in the local chief's office. He's quiet, seemingly brooding, and imposing. He also has the sexiest voice she's ever heard. However, points against him, his partner is hands-y and quite frankly, Madelyn isn't a fan. She also doesn't appreciate his investigative style when they first meet.
"You sat--I'm sorry," she said, raising a hand to the sky, "--stood in that meeting and asked one question. You didn't even take notes. Who cares that a backwoods cop told you to sit and listen? Do you take orders from him?"
...to which he showed off his exemplary memory and rephrased every little thing she'd mentioned in the previous room. But her sass... that's what I started to appreciate most about her.

Nathan, though, finds Madelyn to be intriguing. He likes her spunk and her fast mouth. He refused to read her file, but the more he sees her, the more he wants to see her smile and learn what has kept her so guarded. He wants to know what prompted her to leave home and never look back. But he wants to hear it from her.

For the first time in a long time, he fears for her life. The killer he's after is known for taking a second person shortly after the first, and the second is a person very close to the first victim. All hands point to Madelyn -- and Nathan finds himself wanting to keep her safe for more reasons than just putting the killer behind bars.

I really enjoyed the relationship between Madelyn and Nathan. I loved that everyone called her Maddie, but Nathan kept her as Madelyn. I loved that Madelyn's pup (err, large dog) was a strong judge of character and didn't care for many people, but he accepted Nathan immediately (much to Madelyn's chagrin at first, of course). Their relationship grew due to the investigation, but it was real and true. Madelyn has trust issues, which were certainly earned, and they certainly play a role towards the end -- but Nathan only ever has her in mind.

I'm super excited to see where Nathan's friends go with the rest of this series. Ava and Keen... Hmm. I cannot wait to read their story. You get enough of a little tease in FOR ALL TO SEE to make you beg for more...

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  1. Great review! I love the mix of romance and suspense and this sounds like a very well crafted story overall! And even a dog with a personality! I find it's those little things that really make relationships in books seem more real. Glad you liked it!

  2. Thank you, Mignon! I'm glad you enjoyed For All to See!