Wednesday, June 15, 2022

NERVES OF STEELE by Susan Sleeman, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

" . . . my black diamonds are missing from the safe. They're worth a million dollars, and I hold you personally responsible for the loss."

Not exactly a vacation. That's where Peyton Steele was heading when she received the disturbing call from Alex Armstead, owner of Armstead Jewelers. Having just acquired the account on behalf of her family's security business, Peyton was dumbfounded; they had installed top-of-the-line equipment, including cameras . . . how could those diamonds have disappeared?

Grant Logan had been employed by Armstead Jewelers for just over twenty-four hours. As the store's security manager, he was just as disturbed as Peyton was over the mysterious theft. Tasked with working together, the two former law enforcement officers put their skills to the test on behalf of their employer, only to have the case take a violent turn. . . very early on.

As Peyton struggles to maintain her confidence and composure, Grant's presence begins chipping away at her preconceived notions about the future. Was it possible to find contentment without striving to prove herself all the time, especially in front of her family? Perhaps God's plans might include a handsome security manager after all. Though in the meantime, Peyton is going to discover that she really does have "nerves of steele".

Hold onto your book cover! This story moves at a fast and furious pace, while exploring the complex dynamics within the Steele family and those that dare to love them.
*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to provide a positive review. 3.5 stars


 BackCover Blurb:
One mysterious break-in…

As a middle child, Peyton Steele has always needed to find a way to standout. But coming to the attention of the head of security for her client’s jewelry store when millions of dollars in jewels go missing is not the way to do it. She thinks the state-of-the-art cameras she’d recently had installed will make it easy to find the thief, but she’s stunned when the video doesn’t show the theft taking place.

Propels her into a level of danger she’s never known.

The lack of video evidence is not acceptable to store security manager and former detective, Grant Logan. He’s given up his law enforcement career to spend more time with his daughter, and he’s up for a promotion as security manager for the entire jewelry chain. To gain the job that will give his young daughter everything he wants for her, he has to prove his abilities by finding the thief at all costs. He’ll put everything on the line to gain this new job, but how far will he go? Despite his growing interest in Peyton, will he risk both of their lives to succeed?

Edge of Your Seat Books, May 1, 2022
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