★★★☆ 4 Stars!
The Mistaken series by Nancy S. Thompson starts out with book one, The Mistaken, and continues with the sequel, Leverage, which is mostly a continuation of the first book. Technically book two could be read as a standalone but I would highly suggest reading book one first because it gives you some much needed background information about the characters and their past.
Now on to my actual review... From the moment you start The Mistaken series, you are taken on a wild, fast-paced, action-filled roller coaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. There were so many plot twists and unexpected events that it all became a bit too much at one point, but luckily the romance-filled part of the story provided some much appreciated reprieve from all the action and suspense.
The Mistaken is the story of Tyler Karras, a happily married successful business owner who's life is brutally disrupted by a series of events that take away most of his family and later on his wife and unborn child. Determined to seek revenge for the unjustified death of the love of his life, he and his brother come up with a plan to capture the woman who's to blame for the wife's death and deliver her to San Fransisco's most notorious Russian crime lord.
Except, when the moment comes to kidnap the woman in question, he ends up capturing her look-alike... And now, he's not only brought in an innocent into the entire mess that is his life, but he'll also has to show up empty handed to the meeting with the Russian criminal. And unless he comes up with a solution soon, his life as well as that of his brother and the innocent woman, Hannah, are all at stake.
What follows next is a nail-biting, suspenseful series of events in which Ty and Hannah try to stay out of the hands of the ruthless criminals that are after them while at the same time trying to figure out if the undeniable attraction between them is worth pursuing...
I won't go in to too much detail about the plot of book two, but I will say that it takes place four years after the events of book one. Ty and Hannah are still happily together, and expecting a child of their own. But just when things seemed to have calmed down, Hannah's son Connor gets mixed up with a bad crowd and old enemies show up to once again, to disrupt their peaceful life.
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this romantic suspense series. Author Nancy S. Thompson sure knows how to keep you guessing and gasping with surprise while reading a story and if you're looking for a fast-paced, moderately steamy, action-filled romance, I would highly recommend giving this series a try!
**Copy kindly provided in exchange for an honest review**