I’ve been reading Sandra Brown off and on for years. Her past couple of releases have been on my “I must have it on release day!” list. The same was true for Sting but unfortunately this book didn’t quite live up to what I’ve come to expect from Brown.

When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something sparks (this reader never felt those sparks). But Shaw is actually there to kill her. As Shaw and his partner take aim, Shaw changes plans. Shaw wants to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s boss and the FBI are after it as well.

It took me a rare 5 days to read this book. It usually takes no more than 2-3 days for me to finish a book. Sting is so slow compared to other Brown novels. I’m usually on the edge of my seat while reading her books. But I didn’t feel that excitement and need to get back to the story and would let my Kindle just sit. While the set-up and beginning of the story are interesting, the rest of book really drags until nearly the end. I found myself thinking “I’d wish they would get on with it already!” Brown spends too much time telling readers about one of the FBI agents in my opinion. I didn’t care about him. I wanted more about the main cast of characters. There were a couple of twists (Sandra usually gives me a good one) that saved this book from being rated lower than it is.

While I didn’t love this book as much as Brown’s previous books, it certainly won’t stop me from being excited about her next release.

Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: Sting

Author: Sandra Brown

Release Date: August 16, 2016

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