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Sara's Review: Quick Fix (The Reluctant Hustler #1) by J. Gregory Smith


KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: RedAcre Press RELEASED: July 16, 2018 GENRE: MYSTERY, THRILLER, SUSPENSE LENGTH: 322 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPER

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Military contractor Kyle Logan’s luck has gone from bad to worse ever since he returned home to Philadelphia following an injury by an IED in Iraq. First, his marriage crumbles, then his career after he’s pushed to the brink and assaults his wife’s lover, who is also her divorce attorney.

When Kyle’s shady best friend turns up and offers him a “once in a lifetime” chance to regain his job and his life, all for just a couple night’s work, Kyle figures he’s got nothing to lose. The police, Philly Irish Mob and a couple of drug cartels all think otherwise.

Now forced to fight for his life, and those around him, Kyle must turn to allies from his old neighborhood in a desperate effort to stay alive and out of prison. Quick Fix is one man’s fall into a world of unintended consequences that seeks to tread the razor-thin lines between right and wrong, loyalty and treachery. THREE BOUNDLESS STARS

I had a really hard time staying engaged with this story. I only read a few chapters a night. The writing is fine, the characters were well thought out, and the plot is an interesting heist. The pacing just seemed too slow, and I would get bored with it. The suspense and action needed to keep my adrenaline up, and that didn’t happen. I will have to rate the Quick Fix 3 Boundless stars, and I struggled to finish it. But once I did, I was glad I got through it because Smith is talented and I think if you like a slower paced heist you will like this one. It just wasn’t really for me.


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