UNDER A TURQUOISE SKY
When federal agent Aaron Yazzie is assigned to protect the only witness to a drug cartel execution, he hides Kailyn Eudailey in the safest place he knows . . . the vast, untamed wilderness of the Navajo Reservation.
Transporting Kailyn to New Mexico may not be as easy as Aaron would like. Kailyn is a high-maintenance Southern belle who is determined to assert her independence at every step. Although Aaron's job is to protect her from the dangers that could get them both killed, Kailyn is getting to him. As an undercover agent, Aaron has grown adept at playing many roles. But will he be able to embrace his true identity and God’s plan for his life in order to keep Kailyn alive?
Extraordinary! An edgy romantic suspense that starts out all gritty, page-turning, read-with-your-eyes-closed good and then the author lulls the reader into a false sense of security when Kailyn and Aaron reach the Navaho Reservation until suddenly...Wham! Pow! Bam! Reader shell shock during the hair-raising conclusion.
Definitely grittier than most Christian romantic suspense novels, Under a Turquoise Sky addresses a number of social issues and the author doesn't pull any punches. She writes with unflinching honesty laced with compassion. That's really evident in her tough-as-nails hero, Aaron. Probably one of the most amazing character arcs I have ever read. His faith journey alone is worth the read.
By contrast, Kailyn comes from a family of wealth and power but that doesn't make her any less lost. The two together are explosive! Some of the best parts of the book are their arguments. Infuriating and funny all at the same time. Outrageous accusations, snappy comebacks, biting sarcasm -- whew, these two know how to keep a reader on her toes. But when they see eye-to-eye, oh-la-la, it is absolute toe-curling goodness.
An extraordinary host of secondary characters bring even more depth to this incredible story, and honestly, the rez has a character all of its own too. A fascinating read from beginning to end. My first by Lisa Carter, but it won't be my last.
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My thanks to Abingdon Press and Net Galley for a review copy of this book.