24/7 by Yolanda Wallace

24/7 by Yolanda Wallace is a wild ride through Mexico. Ms. Wallace as always delivers an entertaining read that is fun and well researched. Thrill seekers this is your book.

24/7 begins in a bar in the DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth for you non-Texas travelers) airport. Finn Chamberlain is awaiting her departure to Cancun. Finn is a travel writer/photographer for Bon Voyage magazine. Finn while she resides in San Francisco she rarely spends anytime there. Finn prefers to wonder the Earth and her job is the perfect outlet to do so. Finn is your typical introvert, she would rather be in the background, and tend to keep to herself. All the relationships she has had have been quick, all about sex, and nothing about attachment.

Luisa Moreno is a five foot eight badass. Luisa was a former officer in the Mexican Army and is now headed to Mexico City to become a member of the Mexican Federal Police. She resigned from the Army after finding out that her commanding officer was on the take from the drug lords that run rampant in Mexico. Luisa exudes confidence and is a commanding presence. Finn is instantly drawn to her. This is 100% lust a first sight, and yes our leading ladies take a bid leap right into the sack in a hotel in the great state of Texas.

Finn and Luisa make a connection that is solid and continue to make time for each other even though Finn is in Cancun and Luisa is in Mexico City. I thought this was really sweet, usually I am 100% turned off by insta-love, but in this case it works. The book spends quite a bit of its time building up to the action packed adventure that will bring the book to its crescendo. There is drama, murder, mayhem all rolled into one. Police versus the drug lords and a whole lot of beach vacationers caught in the crossfire. The romance is sweet but it is not the main focus of the book. To me it felt more of a police procedural with side a side-or love, but its good and it’s really fun.
3.5 out of 5 stars

24/7
by Yolanda Wallace
Link: http://amzn.com/B01BU2MYWS

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Wayward Destiny by Heather McVea

Julie Dempsey is a burnt out children’s’ book writer. She has struck success with the adventures of a rhino. Now she wants her bread a butter character to perish so she can begin writing adult fiction.

The book begins with Julie pissing off her editor and walking in to her home to find her partner of five years hooking up with a much younger women in their bed. Oopsies! So what does Julie do you ask? Well, she dumps the cheater and takes a vaca to Cancun, duh! Our disgruntled writer decides while on her trip to take an adventure tour.

Lane Malish is the tour guide that will lead Julie through the Mayan ruins, and a zip ling adventure. The two protagonists each have goo-goo eyes for each other. All fine and good till a local drug lord gets made at Lane. Bullets begin flying, Julie and Lane run and hide in the jungle. You can probably guess the rest from here.

This is a short novella. I picked it up waiting for an appointment to kill some time. While I have read some of Heather McVea’s other work, and was impressed with it, this is not the case with Wayward Destiny. This story was very one dimensional and felt rushed, I really did not connect with the characters or the story in general.

1.5 out of 5 stars

Wayward Destiny
by Heather McVea
Link: http://amzn.com/B014V1Q7XM