Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ARC Review: Save Me by Tiffany Snow

Save Me
Author: Tiffany Snow
Series: Corrupted Hearts (Book 4)
Publication: Montlake Romance (April 17, 2018)

Description: In this fast-paced romantic suspense, China Mack will make one final choice.

Computer genius China Mack may be the former head of Vigilance, the government’s clandestine spy program, but she can still be knocked off balance. And two back-to-back personal blows have thrown her into a tailspin.

While her relationship with tech billionaire Jackson Cooper is on the rocks, China is testing the boundaries of what she feels for man-of-mystery Clark Slattery. But when China learns that her mother’s death sixteen years ago wasn’t an accident, she can’t rest until she knows the truth. And China’s own father, an elusive ex–CIA agent, might have been the killer. To avenge her mother’s death, she needs help, and both Jackson and Clark step up to the plate. But when her investigation is linked to a decades-old international plot to hack the New York Stock Exchange, putting both of the men she loves in danger, China must make an impossible decision to keep them safe.

As the three of them are plunged into a far-reaching conspiracy, China’s notions of love and trust are turned upside down. For China, this final case couldn’t be more personal—or more dangerous.

My Thoughts: This is the fourth China Mack adventure. This time China has broken up with her billionaire tech boyfriend Jackson Cooper and is trying out a relationship with the mysterious Clark Slattery. This causes borderline Asperger's China all sorts of stress because she has real conflicts about falling in love and loves both of those very different men.

When China learns that her mother's death when China was eight was not an accident and that her mother's lover Mark Danvers who also happens to be her father might have been the one to murder her, China is determined to find out if the information is true and if so to find her missing father. When she discovers her ex-CIA agent mother's journal and a video, she learns that despite being married, her mother falls completely in love with fellow agent Danvers and conducts an affair with him that results in China's birth. The idea that Danvers then killed her mother convinces China that love can only lead to the ultimate betrayal.

When following her mother's trail leads to the discovery of a computer program that was put in place to protect the New York Stock Exchange from the Y2K virus but had a suspicious backdoor, she and Jackson find themselves the target of murderers who don't want that mysterious backdoor to come to the public's attention. They barely escape with their lives.

China decides to leave both of her men behind and go off the grid to find her missing father and find out what really happened when her mother died. There she spends time using her computer programming skills to track down her father and set up a trap for him. But, while she is doing her thing, both Jackson and Clark are doing theirs. Clark calls on his CIA contacts to track down Danvers and Jackson uses his tech genius to follow the money. The final confrontation happens in New Orleans where China finally decides which of the men she is in love with and learns things about her father that change her viewpoint about him.

I really like China. She is not good with social clues, collects all sorts of fandom memorabilia, has a pretty inflexible routine for her life, is a way-off-the-charts genius, and has a flawed self-image. I'm glad that her story ends up with a happy ending.

Favorite Quote:
"Yeah. Chances are she'll take the bus. It's the most anonymous way, and she's been reading those Jack Reacher books lately."

Great. Only he would have a genius girlfriend who thought she could be Jack Reacher when she broke out in hives if the clock on her microwave didn't match the clock on the DVR.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

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