Book Review: Saving Hope by Margaret Daley

I know I’ve posted lots of book reviews lately and no other posts, but I promise one will be coming soon :).

When a teenager goes missing from the Beacon of Hope School, Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan and school director Kate Winslow are forced into a dangerous struggle against a human trafficking organization. But the battle brings dire consequences as Wyatt’s daughter is terrorized and Kate is kidnapped.     

Now it’s personal, and Wyatt finds both his faith and investigative skills challenged as he fights to discover the mastermind behind the ring before evil destroys everyone he loves.

This was my first read from Margaret Daley and I enjoyed it. I have to be in the right mood for romantic suspense, and I wasn’t too sure I was, but Ms. Daley sucked me right in with the story of Rose. Rose is a teenager, living at Beacon of Hope – a residential facility for girls, mostly coming out of the prostitution life. Most of them had been forced into for one reason or another. Rose disappears and Kate Winslow makes it her mission to find out what happened.

While some of the authorities think Rose just took off, Kate convinces Texas Ranger Wyatt Sheridan to help her.

The two search for Rose and unexpectedly connect with each other.

Daley does a wonderful job keeping the suspense at a good level without overdoing it. I almost always want more romance and this was no exception but this is my thing. The romance aspect was just about right. [Honest – I always want more romance – she really did do a great job with it, I’m just demanding ;).]

The characters are well-rounded. None are *just* good guys or *just* bad guys. They’re more real than that [with one possible exception – and even then there’s a redeeming quality or two –you just have to look really hard to find them].

I look forward to more books by Ms. Daley and hope to see these characters in her next Men of the Texas Rangers book.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10 stars

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.