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Tess Copeland is an operator. Her motto? Necessity is the mother of a good a con. When Hurricane Irving slams into the Texas Gulf coast, Tess seizes the opportunity to escape her past by hijacking a dead woman’s life, but Shelby Coleman’s was the wrong identity to steal. And the cop that trails her? He’s a U.S. Marshall with the Fugitive Task Force for the northern district of Illinois. Tess left Chicago because the criminal justice system gave her no choice. Now she’s on the run from ghosts of misdeeds past—both hers and Shelby’s Enter Trevor Smith, a pseudo-cowboy from Houston, Texas, with good looks, a quick tongue, and testosterone poisoning. Will Tess succumb to his questionable charms and become his damsel in distress? She doesn’t have to faint at his feet—she’s capable of handling just about anything. But will she choose to let Trevor be the man? When Tess kidnaps her niece, her life changes. She must make some hard decisions. Does she trust the lawman that promises her redemption, or does she trust the cowboy that promises her nothing but himself?
Crisis of Identity, by Denise Moncrief, was a non-stop, action adventure, with just a sprinkle of romance thrown in to tide this lady over. With a humorous heroine who can put anyone she knows in their place, readers are sure to fall in love with this absolutely, fantastic romantic suspense.
Tess, our amazing heroine, is a fugitive on the run, after killing her boyfriend. She winds up in Texas after a Hurricane, stealing the identity of a dead woman. Unfortunately she picked the wrong dead woman to hijack an identity from, because the dead lady was apparently wanted herself, but by a group of bad guys instead.
So Tess finds herself on the run from both unknown assailants, and the law. Then she runs into Trevor, a man who just so happens to pose as her knight in a cowboy hat. She wants to trust him, but when an abundance of danger continues to surround them, she loses her trust towards anybody and everyone. She wants nothing more than to lead a perfectly normal life, but it’s getting harder and harder with everyday she continues to run.
The absolute, best thing about Crisis of Identity was Tess. She was awesome! There is no better word to sum up her personality. She was funny, brave, and completely ready to kick some butt if need be. She was my kind of heroine. She didn’t need a man to take care of her, she did it on her own, and did it with style. By far, hands down, my new favorite female character.
My only issue with Crisis of Identity was that I felt like the love between Tess and Trevor was a tad bit rushed. It was believable in the sense that they shared a lot of heightened emotions during their scenes together, but the fact that they didn’t have a great deal of scenes interacting with one another, made it difficult for me in the end to truly invest in their relationship.
Overall though, Crisis of Identity was a book that I truly can say that I lost myself in. Each page that flew by, sucked me in deeper and deeper as I tried to figure out the mystery and drama. I was on the edge of my seat one second, and laughing my head off the next, something that is very rare for me. I highly recommend readers pick Crisis of Identity up. It’s the perfect book for fans of suspenses who like their lovin on the side.