Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson ~*~ Giveaway ~*~

Title:  The Mistaken
Author:  Nancy S. Thompson
Published:  October 18th 2012 by Sapphire Star Publishing
(first published October 14th 2012)
Page Count:   409
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

All Tyler Karras wants is to enjoy life with his expectant bride. What he gets instead is a graveside seat at her funeral. With the woman who killed her uncharged and still free, all Ty wants now is revenge.

His brother, Nick, has dangerous connections and suggests a sadistic plan: grab the woman responsible and hand her over to Nick’s associates—sex-traffickers in San Francisco’s Russian Mafia. They offer Ty more than he dreamed possible. In exchange for the woman, they’ll finally let Nick leave the business for good—with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating.

There’s just one problem: Ty kidnaps the wrong woman. Now he must protect Hannah Maguire from the very enemy he's unleashed.

While on the run, Ty and Hannah share their life stories and begin to bond—Hannah out of compassion for Tyler’s crushing loss, and Ty in his overwhelming need for atonement for having derailed Hannah’s life. Alone and desperate, they cling to each other in an intimate moment of human need, but their new bond puts Hannah at even greater risk, for the Russians are holding Nick as leverage to force Ty to complete their deal and hand over the girl.

Caught in a no-win situation, Ty must find a way to save himself, his brother, and Hannah, but with the Russian Mafia, even two out of three makes for very long odds.

My Review:

This is such a sad story. Thompson presents us with life at its toughest. She takes us on a whirlwind journey that I could have never imagined in my wildest dreams. A couple of times I just sat there staring, thinking ‘did that really just happen?’ Thompson doesn’t simply throw twists and turns at you, but rather rollercoasters and train wrecks, without ever having a feeling of impossibility. At one point I couldn’t figure out who in the world anyone was going to get out of this one alive. However, she managed to get us from point A to point B with it feeling like the only possible conclusion, even if it was an emotionally charged ride that kept you on the edge of your seat throughout.

Thompson’s writing is very descriptive, and in intimate detail, both with respect to the characters and the storyline itself. Her writing allows you to immerse yourself fully into this intense world. I found myself completely wrapped up in the story, visualizing what was happening and guessing what would come next. It was a realistic yet thrillingly suspenseful ride that kept me on my toes. I could barely put it down.

The characters in this novel were very well developed, even if I didn’t necessarily like them all as individuals. It was a very intriguing contrast of personalities. I felt for the male lead in this novel right from the prologue. I wanted to help him figure it all out. (And I admit, there were a few times when I wanted to get rid of his wife for him, but hey, she wasn’t helping him much). The supporting cast was also quite well put together. Everyone was developed so that you knew them the same way that the main character did. It made for a very well balanced cast.

Overall this was a phenomenally thrilling ride that was very well anchored in reality. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense with a bit of romance thrown into the mix.

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And now, enter to win 1 of 3 ecopies of The Mistaken by Nancy S. Thompson.
mobi, epub, & pdf formats available.
Entries close @ 11:59pm Oct 14/13.
Winners will be notified Oct 15/13.
Winners have 72h to claim their prizes.


  1. I would love a lot to win one of these e-books and it looks awesome and has got a great review as well. Hope to win.

  2. The Mistaken sounds like a great book. I can't wait to read it.

  3. Thanks for the great review, Jonel!

  4. Great review, Jonel! (as always)

  5. You got me at sex traffickers :-/

  6. This sounds very intriguing!! I would like to win thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much. ;)

  7. I would really love to win a copy of The Mistaken! From what I read of the excerpt, it sounds thrilling! Sounds like I'd have a hard time putting it down (especially if I can read it on something like my Kindle)!!!

  8. I'd love to read and review the Mistaken. Of course, my R&R list stretches to next summer, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy squeezing in earlier.

  9. I would love to read this and win this contest...thank you for the opportunity!

  10. Would love to win and review for my blog: Haunted Book Case.

  11. I would love love love to win a copy of this. It sounds great.

  12. Hi Jonel,

    Great review. I am having trouble bringing up an entry form. When I click on the link to enter a copy of the entry form pops up on the same page but there isn't any way to enter or send my information. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Jana.

      In theory, once you log in on the rafflecopter widget above it should let you enter the various ballots. You'll see the one to follow this blog right away. Once you do that and complete the info on the ballot it will unlock the rest.

  13. I always have trouble with this app. I THINK I've done it right. Book sounds fantastic. If you want to guest blog, send me an email, ok?

  14. A great review. Have this book in my TBR list

  15. It would give me great honor and pleasure to have a copy of mistaken to read and love

  16. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  17. The book sounds very intriguing and I would love to read it, so I would absolutely love to win a .mobi copy. Thanks!!