My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Yaaaaay. It feels so good to be back with a Jill Williamson book. I had to take a long hiatus from her while I tried to scavenge some money.
After an exhausting school year, Spencer is thrilled to discover that the summer training mission will take him and his fellow agents-in-training to Okinawa, a tropical paradise. But there’s little time for R & R as Spencer must attend school, volunteer at a local martial arts training facility, and track and report a mysterious girl named Keiko. Spencer thinks he knows exactly what to do, but the more he discovers about Keiko, the more questions he has. All he really wants to do is protect Keiko from her ex-boyfriend and stay out of trouble, but where Spencer Garmond is concerned, trouble is never far away.Let's have some lists, shall we?
Things I liked:
1. The dialogue. Jill Williamson is THE MASTER. Spencer's internal monologue is entertaining and hilarious.
2. The setting. While the descriptions were sometimes lengthy, I really liked seeing Japan through Spencer's eyes.
3. Christophe's sacrifice. I nearly started crying then, and I might just start crying now. Self sacrificing characters are the best.
Things I disliked:
1. Where is Nick? He doesn't end up going to Okinawa, but it's never explained why.
2. Spencer is quite dumb. I hate to put it so bluntly because I love him anyway, but sheesh. I know main characters should be flawed, but Spencer's an idiot.
3. The ending was a bit too preachy. Mr. S...gosh. I had a LOT of second hand embarrassment there. If I hadn't still been frozen in admiration of Christophe, I probably would have been a lot more bothered.
Would I buy more books by Jill Williamson? You'd better believe it. A few downsides doesn't ruin a book. I am a devoted fan :)
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