Saturday, March 17, 2012

Protection For Hire By Camy Tany

I received this e-book from Zondervan Publishing through NetGalley.com for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this e-book.


Book Description:

Tessa Lancaster's skills first earned her a position as an enforcer in her Uncle Teruo's Japanese Mafia gang. Then they landed her in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Now, three months after her release, Tessa's abilities have gained her a job as bodyguard for wealthy socialite Elizabeth St. Amant and her three-year-old son.

But there's a problem or two ... or three .... There's Elizabeth's abusive husband whose relentless pursuit goes deeper than mere vengeance. There's Uncle Teruo, who doesn't understand why Tessa's new faith as a Christian prevents her from returning to the yakuza. And then there's Elizabeth's lawyer, Charles Britton, who Tessa doesn't know is the one who ensured that she did maximum time behind bars. Now Tessa and Charles must work together in order to protect their client, while new truths emerge and circumstances spiral to a deadly fever pitch.

Factor in both Tessa's and Charles's families and you've got some wild dynamics-and an action-packed, romantic read as Tessa and Charles discover the reality of being made new in Christ.



My Thoughts:

Protection For Hire is the first book by Camy Tang I have had the pleasure of reading.  This book is the first in Camy Tang's Protection For Hire Series.  We meet Tessa Lancaster, who used to be part of her Uncle Teruo's Japanese Mafia. Tessa did time in jail for a crime she didn't do but went to jail to protect her cousin.  While there Tessa gives her live to God and is now a Christian.  Tessa is staying with her Mom and trying to find a job in the process but no one will hire her because of her mafia time.  At a homeless shelter she is volunteering she meets Elizabeth St. Amant, a battered wife who needs protection from her husband as she goes through a divorce. 

Protection For Hire is an awesome book.  From the beginning it grabbed my attention and held it through until the end.  The characters in this story are great, found myself enjoying them and really relating to them.  The story lines are great. Throughout the story I found myself laughing out loud and some parts crying.  This story is a suspense/action story with some romance also.  The imagery and descriptions of places is vivid. I could picture everything in my mind. This story also shows the struggles of doing the right thing and doing for your family, forgiveness, and seeing who you really are.   Camy Tang must have done a lot of research into the different worlds she wrote about including the Japanese mafia, investment banking, and martial arts.  Protection For Hire is a great book that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys action and suspense with romance.  I look forward to reading more books by Camy Tang.

Check out Camy's website at: http://camytang.com/

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