Saturday, March 31, 2018

Review: Blown Away: Detonate (Blown Away #1) by DL Jackson

Blown Away Detonate by DL Jackson

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Blown Away Detonate by DL Jackson blurb

Blown Away is a sexy, adrenalin-filled spin through bombs detonating and murderous assassins after MacKay and Boomer in an alien space port. It's fun, entertaining and sobering.

It took me a little while to warm up to the story because MacKay set me on edge at the start. She came at Boomer all judgmental and jumping to conclusions before even meeting him and then shut him down rudely when she did. I had to work hard to keep reading to get past that. Thank goodness for Boomer because his attitude and charm was a bright spot in all of that. However, once I got to know MacKay, I discovered she's holding in a world of hurt, and hiding from the world and life. She had suffered a tragic loss and blamed herself for it. It made her put up barriers around herself and hide behind her work. It's a good thing Boomer came along and knocked her walls down.

I loved Boomer. He was all sexy charm and persuasiveness, along with a core of competency and tenacity. He's protective without being overbearing and he's so smooth he even got past MacKay's prickles and literally charmed the pants off her. He's also smart when it came to protecting himself and MacKay when danger came knocking. Of course, the biggest surprise was danger in the form of someone from MacKay's past. They certainly didn't need that on top of the threat to Boomer's life.

I haven't read many stories about ordinance experts though I have watched many TV shows and movies that involved bomb squads. These are such brave people for putting the lives on the line to save others. I like the way Ms Jackson brought the dangers and the risks to life in the way she told the story and portrayed them in what MacKay and Boomer did. She definitely managed to convey the courage and sacrifice these men and women show in a real and compelling way.

I had fun with this story. Even as it highlighted the dangers of ordinance disarming, it was also entertaining and sexy. Boomer's voracious appetite and impressive stamina is something to be admired. I'm looking forward to the other books in the series.

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  1. Oh now I have to admit that I haven't read a book with this sort of story line but like you said I've watched plenty of tv shows and movies about it. It does sound good.

    1. Yes, the book was great. I'm looking forward to the other books in the series.

  2. I love to read romance stories and the book review sounds so cool and amazing. I will get the books in the form of eBook. I would like to get eBooks download online
    and read full story.