Once Upon a Book Author Signing has put me in touch with some amazing authors, and Andrew Allen Smith is one of them. I do not know if it is OUAB or what that brings out the best in everyone, but the side of the room that Andrew was on just seemed to be having so much fun, I made my way over. He was sitting with Jules Nelson author of Shadows, whom I meet the previous year, and did a review of her book. So picking up Vengeful Son, I read the back and was intrigued with the blurb, Andrew gifted me a copy for an honest review, and an honest review he shall get!
Jonathon Michael Masterson or better known as Michael, is the main character. He is precise in his thinking, you can tell he has some sort of military background. He wants things in a tidy non messy order. He wants to live a non eventful life, unlike the his past. The house he lives in with his girlfriend Abby is magnificent, Andrew did an amazing job painting a picture in my mind and selling me on wanting a house with a large glass window overlooking the mountains.
Michael's past flame and Abby's old friend, shows up unexpectedly and sets in motion actions that have everyone guessing who is on the right side of the law. The story flows in a way and has you turning pages to see what's going to happen next. It is action packed and keeps you guessing who is the bad guy. The twists and turns this book takes you on you do not see coming. All the characters are well developed and thought out. Andrew gives just enough background information, without losing you and continues to have the story progress.
I was really worried when Andrew introduced Maddison that it was going to become a love triangle. Lets just say that did not happen. The way he wrote you can tell that he was confident in the relationship between Abby and Michael. This definitely has some hints for romance but would not consider it a romance book in the slightest. It has action, humor, and a mystery.
If you like action packed crime fighting stories this books is right for you. I would say this book reminded me a lot of the Bourne movies and a little of Mr. and Mrs. Smith (minus Abby and Michael working together). I look forward to picking up the next book in this series, Sinful Father, and seeing what the characters get themselves into next.