Book Review: Sting by Sandra Brown

29203612Author: Sandra Brown 
Release Date: 16th August 2016
Series: –
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Edition: Ebook
Pages: 408
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Rating: ★


When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.
As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.
Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.
With nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world’s best-loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages.


DNF at 10%.

I’ve read Friction by Sandra Brown earlier and loved it, so I was really looking forward to reading this one. I was well aware that Brown’s novels had steamy scenes in them, but in Friction, the scenes went well with the story. But this book was way too much and the sexual tension shown between the 2 main leads in the first 10% of the book made me feel so awkward that I simply couldn’t go further.

The writing felt off too and it was more tell than show. On top of all this, the snide remarks of the protagonist were way too much for me.
This book felt more like an overly sexed up New Adult rather than a Thriller. Or at least that’s how I felt.

If you don’t mind reading this kind of content then you might actually like this book. I don’t usually have trouble reading normal sexy stuff (seriously, who does?!), but it’s just that I was hoping to read a really good Thriller and really high expectations from this one.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Sting by Sandra Brown

  1. Yikes Heena! I think this is the first time I’ve seen you not finish a book. I used to gobble up every Sandra Brown book as soon as they came out, but then a few years ago I noticed no matter what book of hers I was reading, they were too similar to her previous books. Does this make sense? It’s almost midnight here and I’m a bit groggy. Anyway, I hope your next book is much more enjoyable!🤗

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    1. Yeah, it’s been a while since I left a book this way. I hate not reading a book, but this book was oddly repulsive. I liked my last Sandra Brown book, Friction, that’s why I was excited for this one, but I see your point now and though I haven’t read any of hers other than these, I know what you mean.
      Oh, BTW I just started reading Moster Of Florence and it is so bloody good!!! I’m enjoying reading each and every single line! That’s so rare. Thanks for the rec. 😊
      Can you please rec. some good Sandra Brown books? I’d hate to miss out on her good ones.
      Hugs! 💖

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      1. It’s been awhile, but I remember really enjoying, The Alibi, Envy, and Lethal. I’m definitely going to have to check out Friction. That does sound good! I’m so happy you’re enjoying Monster of Florence. I had a feeling you’d like it Heena. Have you read Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil, by John Berendt? It’s another true crime novel, but it almost reads like fiction.🤗

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        1. Thabks a lot for the names, Kim. I’ll make sure to get them as and when I can. And thanks for giving the true crime rec. I have a feeling I should read more such books. So thanks a ton! You’re the best+ 🤗💖

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