Sunday, September 26, 2010

Invincible by Joan Johnston

Review of Invincible by Joan Johnston

To Be Released: October 26, 2010

4 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Bella Benedict’s five grown children are scattered around the world like a handful of precious jewels. Now she’s dying and she has one last, secret wish. To bring her children home. And to give them what she once had: a marriage of passion.

Wealthy playboy Max Benedict has no interest in long-term commitment. He had his heart broken once and that was enough. Instead, he travels the world, working as a sometime spy for the CIA. When he’s asked to investigate a foreign threat against the president, he doesn’t think twice about accepting—until he hears who he’ll be working with in London.

FBI Special Agent Kristin Lassiter is under investigation and on the verge of losing everything—her savings, her job, her beloved father. So when Bella Benedict approaches her with the offer to pay her mounting debts, she’s tempted to accept. But there’s a catch—a big one. Bella wants Kristin to win the heart of her son Max, the very man who destroyed Kristin years ago. A man unaware he fathered her nine-year old daughter. If Kristin succeeds, she’ll get the money she needs—and the priceless Blackthorne rubies Bella has offered to sweeten the deal.

The only problem is, can she win Max’s heart without falling back in love with him?
Some forbidden desires are invincible.”

Invincible by Joan Johnston was a surprising story about getting in touch with the person you use to be. Invincible really painted a picture of complicated relationships reaching and overcoming their breaking points. I really enjoyed the different points of view that Joan Johnston gave readers so we were able to see all the planning that went into the matchmaking. All the characters are so vital and different, as a reader it was spectacular to be a part of their world.

I love the whole idea of Bella determined to help her children get their happily ever afters is truly inspiring and imposing. I love that she is going to devote the time she has left to helping her children be happy and that she also seems to be making up for the years past. I really thought that Joan Johnston brought real relationship problems to life in Invincible. It allowed us as readers not only to see the main characters Max and Kristin relationship problems, but also other characters and their relationships. What I loved most about this story was the fact that it felt real, the problems, issues, and everything felt as though it could have happened in real life.

I gave Invincible by Joan Johnston 4 smirks because I did not want to stop reading it and was even a little disappointed that I have to wait for the next book to come out. I really am looking forward to reading about the rest of the Benedict’s love lives and am secretly hoping Emily will be a part of one of the stories in the future.

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