Review: Anonymous Acts by Christina C. Jones

anonymousactsTitle: Anonymous Acts
Author: Christina C. Jones
Published: December 15, 2017
Publisher: Warm Hues Media
Pages: 364
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Rating: A
Purchase: Amazon

summary from Goodreads:
What’s done in the dark…

Murderer is a title she never expected to wear. Friend? Sure. Boss? Hell yes. But murderer? Never. If only she hadn’t threatened exactly that, just before someone winds up dead, and her fingerprints are all over the murder weapon.
Always comes to light…

All he wanted was to live a quiet life, without all the danger and darkness of his past. Those plans are blown when he’s accused of a crime he has nothing to do with, leaving him with a hard decision… remain in the shadows, or do what he can to help a friend?

When other crimes start stacking up – the handiwork of an anonymous suspect with an unknown vendetta, they’ll discover something that flips their worlds upside down…

A murder accusation may be the least of their worries.

What a great way to start off 2018. Anonymous Acts is the first book I’ve read of the year and I am so glad I waited. I wanted to read it immediately when it was released on December 15th but something told me that Anonymous Acts would be worth the wait. I wanted start 2018 on a book high and Anonymous Acts delivered!

This is my first time reading a romantic suspense written by Mrs. Jones and she did not disappoint. Monica (Sandy, her online name)  and Chad (Wick) “meet” online through an insomnia chat group. Their conversations start innocent enough and they eventually form a friendship. When Monica’s marriage falls apart, she leans on Chad/Wick. Their friendly online conversations turn into more even though they’ve never met each other and they only show themselves from the chin down when they video chat. Not only is Monica’s marriage falling apart, someone is trying to sabotage Monica and her business . A chain of events leads up to Monica and Wick meeting face-to-face.

Anonymous Acts had me hooked from page one. It started off hot and intriguing and I did not put it down until the very last page. Many times romantic suspense are hit or miss for me because I want an equal amount of romance and suspense. Anonymous Acts delivered. If anything, I’d say that it was more romance than suspense and that’s A-ok with me. I loved the characters, Monica and Chad, and their relationship. How well do you know someone if you’ve never met face-to-face? Anonymous Acts addresses the question of are online relationships real? Having met friends online through social media that I still talk to daily for over 7 years, I would say ‘yes”. Monica and Chad have known  each other for 5 years. Not only do they talk online and on the phone, they have an intimate relationship as well.

I wanted Monica to trust Chad immediately when things started to fall apart. I was getting so frustrated when Monica would do the opposite of what Chad suggested. But there would be no suspense if the characters did what they were supposed to do. Monica finally got herself together but it took a minute for her to get there. I have nothing bad to say about Chad. I love a good guy hero who’s still an alpha. There’s no need for the hero to be an arsehole just to prove that he’s the man. And Jones expertly writes those types of heroes.

Characters from Jones’ previous suspense series appear in this book. Even though I hadn’t read that series, I wasn’t confused about each person’s role. It actually made me want to read her previous romantic suspense series, If You Can. There’s also characters from her Inevitable series. (Heyyyyyy Kora!) I love that some of the series are loosely connected.

I would say my only slight complaint is that the ending felt a little rushed but that’s okay. There was a lot going on and at some point, an author has to wrap up the story. I hope that there will be more books featuring Five Star Industries. I loved the characters and want to revisit them again and again. I highly recommend Anonymous Acts. It’s sexy, romantic, suspenseful and the hero, Wick/Chad, is a true good guy. Umph!




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