Author: Angela Smith
Publisher: Crimson Romance
Publication Date: June 23, 2014
A recovering alcoholic, Jake Inman has found a new, healthier addiction: training for his successful triathlon career. But when his manager is murdered and beloved goddaughter kidnapped, another obsession takes hold: doing whatever it takes to find Brandon’s killer and keep Amy safe. Jake turns to a private investigator for help in solving the case, and though he finds temptation in her whiskey-colored eyes, he knows he must resist his attraction, or risk losing his heart.
After a devastating case, Winona Wall has turned her back on her skills as a private investigator, preferring a quiet life as a part-time bartender. That is, until Jake storms into the bar, demanding her help in tracking his missing godchild. Unable to resist Jake’s charm, she reluctantly agrees. But even after Amy is found unharmed, Jake insists Amy’s mother was more involved with her kidnapping than the police suspect. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Winona must trust her instincts in order to save them all—and avoid falling in love.
Final Mend is the story of Jake, a recovering alcohol who has now a successful triathlon career. But everything changes the day that his cousin and only family left is mysteriously murdered and her 7-year-old goddaughter Amy goes missing.
Then Jake looks for Wionna and beg for her help in order to find Amy.
Wionna is a retired private investigator with a dramatic past. She's now a half-time bartender and volunteers in the animal refugee in the little town she lives in with her newly found long lost brother.
Then Jake arrives and messes with Wionna's world. He would do anything to find little Amy. Jake suspects Amy's mother Lillian has something to do with her kidnap but nobody believes him so he hired Wionna to investigate her.
And that's how everything starts. It's a short book but still I felt like I was reading it very slowly, I couldn't progress a lot, had to take some rest or so. Anyway, Wionna is a strong independent woman and i liked her as a character even though we don't get to see her abilities as a private investigator, since she's retired I can understand that but I was hoping she would fin out more stuff or so, she wasn't very useful in that way.
I liked Jake, he was willing to fight for what he wanted, and that was his little goddaughter Amy, the only persona he cared about after Brandon's (his best friend) death.
The other characters were also nice, but I felt like they missed something. I like Chayton even though he wasn't in many scenes and I really liked Garret. They all missed a bit of personality, I often confused Regean and Naomi.
Anyway, it was an entertaining book with a good story even if it was a bit predictable. Not a lot of crime and mystery, but more drama and love. It was a nice reading and I have nothing else to say.
During her senior year in high school, Angela Smith was dubbed most likely to write a novel, and that has been her dream ever since her mother read Brer Rabbit to her and her sister so often that they were able to recite it back to each other before actually learning to read. She’s always enjoyed stories about the adventure of love, and getting involved in the legal field developed her love of suspense. A certified paralegal, work gives her perfect fodder for her romantic suspense stories. When not caring for her small farm or spending time with her husband of two decades, she enjoys off-roading, crafting, reading, and dreaming of the places she’ll visit one day.