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  • Writer's pictureCaitlyn Lynch

Book Review: Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb

When you unwittingly marry into the Mob, even the death of your husband isn’t an escape, as Allison James discovers. Fleeing for her life, her only hope is to take down those who would destroy her… by going to the FBI and testifying against them. Sent into witness protection, as the trial draws closer and the danger increases, when the marshal protecting her is seriously injured in a car crash, the last thing she needs is for his replacement to turn out to be Jax Stevens, her long-lost childhood sweetheart.

The chemistry between Jax and Ali is off the charts, even though he starts off resenting her because he thinks she knew what she was getting into when she married a mobster. She’s scared to let him get close because she’s well aware the target on her back is big enough to cover them both. Everything is intensified by the tight timeframe - the whole book takes place in under a week - and the fact that her enemy is getting desperate.

Honestly I did think it was a bit TOO tight; everything seemed very rushed and Jax and Ali barely got to have a conversation. Things seemed to jump from zero to a hundred pretty much instantly in the intimacy department too; the book is non-stop action in every department. Frankly, I think it could have done with being about 50% longer, and then they’d have had time to have some conversations and really talk, catch up on more than just the trauma Ali had been through.

A rollercoaster thrillride of a romantic suspense, the only thing I can really find wrong with this is that it’s not long enough. I wanted more of the story of this couple and their relationship. Four stars.

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.

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