Friday, April 8, 2016

Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban Blog Tour Including GIVEAWAY

Uneven ExchangeLike fire and ice, Alexandra Callet's life runs hot and cold. At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn't even seem to realize she's a woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. Hoping for answers, she decides a trip to Mexico might soothe her soul.

Jake Taylor only pretends to be a confirmed bachelor. Jake has been entranced by Alexandra's determination and exotic beauty since the moment they met, but she has no idea how he feels. He considers confessing his love, but fears
jeopardizing their friendship and business. He's caught in a web of pretending he doesn't care, and doesn't see a way out of it. Alexandra is recruited for a dangerous mission. Following her trip to Mexico, her resemblance to a member of an assassin's family leads Alexandra to be recruited by the DEA. Her training leaves her distracted, and her business begins to suffer. Jake notices her sudden change, and feels her slipping both personally and professionally beyond his reach.

Should he finally take the chance...before it's too late? After all, he has nothing to lose. However, when Alexandra returns to Mexico for her mission, things go terribly wrong. Will she be able find the strength to fight and escape the peaceful haven that has now become her prison?

Or will Jake lose Alexandra forever...

Meet the author:

S.K. Derban

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the second world war. Derban's mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, Derban's life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. S.K. Derban has always remained passionate about writing, and is thrilled to finally share her work with others.

Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. When writing, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life, from her faith in the Lord, to her love and knowledge of the arts. 

Connect with the author:   Website   Twitter   Facebook

My Take:
This book had a totally different plot than any other book I have read. It was quite interesting. More thriller and suspense than romance, it still included a bit of fuzzy feelings. I wasn't extremely impressed with the cover though. It seems to have a paranormal look and in my opinion doesn't necessarily reflect the book's content.

The main character Alexandra is an interior designer. When she draws the attention of the DEA because of her looks, she begins a new side job in secrecy. Her assignment is to become a dangerous assassin's sister not simply in looks, but actions ,mannerisms and words, so DEA can catch him. As much as she hates deceiving her partner Jake, she figures she is doing it for a good cause. Jake has always been the love of her life, but he doesn't seem to reciprocate her feelings. Extra work will keep her mind of him.  Her upcoming trip to Mexico must be kept a secret at all costs if it is going to work.

Jake, Alexandra' s partner has had feelings for her for as long as he can remember, but wants to give her space, and its afraid to ruin their amazing relationship by attempting to take it a step further. But when Alexandra begins to change, he is not sure what to do next. He only knows he doesn't want to lose her. But it's it already too late?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book exception of a bit of mild language, which is not normally my choice of reading. The story kept me interested and waiting to see what would happen. It wasn't extremely predictable, and included several twists. I am not sure I would consider it Christian fiction per say, but Alexandra does have a deep faith in God and relies on Him to get her through. I wouldn't recommend for young readers for to some mild violent content. 

I received this book from ireadbbooktours in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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  1. This looks interesting. I'd love to win! Amazon gift card yeah!

    1. I agree! The Amazon gift card is an awesome incentive!!

  2. Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed my writing. Blessings!

    1. Thank you sooo much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your books in the future. Thank you for blessing me with this one.


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