Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: Fourth of July by Cami Checketts

Fourth of July by Cami Checketts
270 pages, June 1st 2007 by White Rose Books
My Rating: 4 Stars

When eight parade floats explode during the annual Fourth of July celebrations, Agent Chris Harmer must find who planted the bombs before the terrorists strike again. His troubles aren't isolated to terrorism. Chris falls in love with the FBI's feisty psychiatrist, Alexis Osborne. She won't commit to someone who doesn't share her religious values, and Chris has no desire to convert. 

My Review:
I bought this one awhile ago and had plans to read it last summer, but didn't. I was online on the 4th of July and it showed up as being on sale and I remembered that I already had it. What better day to read it?

Cami Checketts has a way of incorporating creepy/scary situations with real people and situations. My family had gone to a parade the night before I read this and I've never thought about what would happen if terrorists decided to attack parade floats. The aftermath of this particular situation was stunning, horrifying, and really scary. The fear I felt was real.

I love the way the story goes back and forth between a few different people. I understood more of the characters and the plot that way--gaps were filled in and reasons uncovered. The characters were strong and resourceful, even in times of peril--or especially in those tough times.

The way the story progressed and wrapped up is creative and satisfying and I really enjoyed it all. I always know what I'm getting with this author--a great, romantic suspence.

Content: mild-moderate violence (not graphic); no language; clean romance (kissing), attempted attack; moderate religious elements.

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About the Author:
Cami CheckettsCami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She teaches strength training at her local rec and shares health and fitness articles at http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com.

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.



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