BOOK REVIEW: RECKLESS ABANDON by JENN FLYNN-SHON

Reckless Abandon by Jenn Flynn-Shon 

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Writesy Press (January 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098856680X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988566804

About the book . . .

How far would you go for love? Young Adult fiction Author, Shaw McLeary, returns from Whole Foods to discover her husband, Danny, is gone. So is their stash of cash, his clothes, passport, and her wedding rings. He took off in a hurry and left her behind. While trying to piece it all together Shaw witnesses a cop’s murder in her home. Determined not to become the next victim, she flees. She fears dirty cops are involved in Danny’s disappearance. There’s only one person she can trust to help her – JJ Anderson, Private Investigator. Also, her ex-fiancé.

A retired Phoenix cop turned PI, Shaw hopes JJ will be inclined to take her case. Despite his resentment for how their relationship ended, he agrees to help her track down leads on Danny. They chase the clues from Phoenix to Manhattan to upstate New York. In such close quarters Shaw finds it difficult to maintain a professional distance from her first real love. Then what happens if she finds Danny? Can she still love a man who abandoned her or is she too drawn to fixing her past mistake to let go of JJ again? 

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 About the author . . .          

Hi, my name is Jenn Flynn-Shon and I’m the Author of two books (Ripple the Twine, Reckless Abandon), a Chapbook (Trying for the Moon),multiple Zines, and Randomness and Lunacy (a digital-journal blog).
I’ve been writing since age eleven and began penning fiction by age thirteen. My first publication was a poem published under a pen name in Bop Magazine in 1989. Since then I’ve had articles and interviews published online and in print.

I’m a two-time winning participant in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) (2009, 2010), an active member of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers and Arizona Authors Association.

When I make time to relax I love to hang out with my husband at our home in Phoenix, AZ, explore the country on road trips, watch my Boston sports teams, share laughs with friends and family, and read everything from blogs to novels. I make a point to write daily, and I’m a shameless self-promoter.

 

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Reader review . . . 
Shaw McLeary returned home from grocery shopping to discover her husband had disappeared.  What she first took to be a robbery turned out to be just missing money and documents.  In other words, what a husband might take when leaving.  Things go from bad to worse when two men show up at her door looking for he while the police are therer.  Hearing a gunshot, she assumes the worst and runs to the only person she knows can protect her–her ex-fiance.  Will JJ help Shaw find her husband?  Will the proximity rekindle the old feelings between Shaw and JJ?  
This is a fast-paced, action-packed mystery.  The book is exactly the right length, with the plot line being very concise.  There are no “lags” in the story.  It held my interest from the first page to the last page.  I actually read it start-to-finish in one sitting.  
Strong language; sexual situations
 
5 stars


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