EJ Handler is the perpetual class clown, but he’s also a loyal friend and dedicated worker at the tech company he helped found. Friendship and work are the only commitments he needs. Yet a dangerous scandal quickly upsets his laid back life and dredges up the old heartaches that made him fear responsibility in the first place. His only hope rests in his faith and the reluctant assistance of a mysterious female detective.
Sloan is a tough, unemployed cop with a penchant for taking on the cares of the world by herself, when an unexpected job offer gives her the opportunity to do what she loves. Little does she know that a simple job will bring the infuriating, but endearing EJ and a chance at the friendships she’s avoided for so long.
my point of view:
I was blessed to have read Chloe’s previous two books and meet her in person some months ago. I can tell you this author is a lovely young woman who has a heart for the Lord. She’s a pretty good writer too, lol! So when she asked me if I’d be willing to read her latest, it was a no-brainer – YES was my immediate response!
This by far my favorite of her stories to date…I have actually been waiting for EverLearn’s resident computer nerd, EJ, to get his own story and am so glad she gave him one! This story has all the elements of a great – once in a lifetime – love story, with a large helping of mystery and suspense to boot! Marion Sloan is a woman with a past…past mistakes, past hurts, and she carries these wounds around as reason to keep everyone at arms length.
She was a tough police officer seeking justice at all costs, sacrificing her own personal relationships. At one of the lowest times in her life she is called upon to help solve a case involving a possible kidnapping and blackmailer. When it becomes clear that EJ is also a target in this case, they work together to try and solve the mystery. Of course, this proves problematic, and EJ’s loyalty and goofiness come together full force and make Sloan look into a lot things she has been missing in her life. I really adored EJ, he is my kind of hero, funny and sweet, and loves to make you laugh….but also passionate and loyal to those he calls ‘friend’.
I don’t want to give away spoilers, but the suspense had me reading while holding my breath at times, lol. I was so caught up in it trying to read faster that I had to force myself to slow down and read slower, hahaha! I was also brought to tears by the power of God and having the right friends in your corner, not to mention the amazing love story….definitely “sigh” worthy! I highly recommend you check it out for yourself!
About Chloe Flanagan
Chloe S. Flanagan is an author, technical writer, blogger, and graduate of New York University. She enjoys exploring the Christian walk frankly and thoughtfully in her fiction and in her blog, The Candid Corinthian. When she’s not writing, Chloe loves music, travel, reading books in all genres, and spending time with family.
Chloe Flanagan has generously offerred one of our readers a free ebook version of her latest book, No longer a stranger! simply comment on this post and tell us what, if any, is your favorite computer game to play. Contest will run for one week from today and winner will be notified via email.