Book Talk 6/8/18
The Contract by John Howell and Gwen Plano. 2018. Indie. I was given an arc for review.
Authors’ blurb: The earth is under the threat of a catastrophic political event which could result in international warfare and destroy all life on the planet. In heaven, a divine council decides that extraordinary measures are essential. They call for an intervention that involves two souls returning to earth. The chosen two sign a contract that they will work to avert the disaster.
Brad Channing, a Navy SEAL, and Sarah O’Brien, a teacher, become heaven’s representatives on earth. The story follows them as they individually and then together face overwhelming obstacles and eventually end up on a strategic Air Force base in California. It is there that they discover a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States. The terrorists have a plan for global dominance, and they are determined to complete their mission. Although military leadership appears to have the President’s best interests at heart, it is not clear who can be trusted and who should be feared. The action is rough and tumble as Brad and Sarah try to figure out the culprits of the plot that will turn into a worldwide conflagration unless stopped.
If you enjoy thrillers, this is one with enough twists and adventure to keep you riveted and guessing. If you like your thriller along with a good romance, Brad and Sarah’s initial attraction and eventual love will sustain you as they live out their heavenly and earthly desires
My review: Peter and Theresa are angels when a dire plot that could destroy Earth happens. They are sent below to try to avert it, but their memories will be removed of Heaven and why their there. They pick up the lives of the deceased host’s moments after they die and begin to sort through their new lives. Theresa discovers that Sarah is an abused woman with a husband who has ties to terrorists. While trying to start a new life away from her ex, she decides to write a book and goes to a conference where she meets Peter as Brad. The two start a romance but danger threatens them at every turn. They think it’s her ex, but could it be something more? Who do they trust when their own government could be against them?
I LOVED it! Brad and Sarah are very appealing characters and the whole story is a rush of excitement!