I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Missionary by Jack Wilder
Published by Self Published on October 10, 2013
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Ex-Navy SEAL Stone Pressfield has a bad feeling about the proposed church missions trip to Manila, Philippines. The college-age church group plans to go to Manila and help victims of the sex-trafficking industry. Stone's lingering nightmare memories about the sex-trafficking industry have him warning church leaders that the trip is a bad idea. He knows all too well that it could end in violence, and those involved aren't to be trifled with.
When beautiful Wren Morgan goes missing, he has a sick feeling that he knows exactly who took her, and for what purpose. The problem is, Wren isn't just any other student. She's someone he's close to, someone he cares about. Now she's in the hands of cruel, evil men, and Stone is the only one who can rescue her before the unthinkable happens.
Where to begin. I loved The Missionary. It’s an epic read, and an unbelievable debut novel by author Jack Wilder. I’ve been looking forward to the release of this book!! I emailed inquiring about release day several times. To say I was excited about this one is an understatement. The synopsis captured my attention, and once I received a review copy in my email inbox I knew I had to start it right away. The characters were interesting, the plot is intriguing, and I couldn’t put it down.
The hero is Stone Pressfield. I loved him! He’s an ex Navy SEAL. I’m a sucker for military heroes. There is just something about them that gets me every time. They’re hot, sexy, and overall badass characters.
The heroine is Wren Morgan. I liked her, and felt so bad for her. The situation she was thrown into is one that sadly happens in real life. I think the author did a great job of shedding light on this growing problem within our world. As I’m sure you know, human trafficking happens everyday all over the world. Even though this novel is a work of fiction, Mr Wilder did a great job of incorporating the elements of human trafficking into it.
The Missionary offers readers all types of elements. It’s suspenseful, action packed, and hot and steamy. Speaking of hot and steamy the sexual scenes were really hot and well written. When it comes to male authors I’m always curious to see if they can pull off “hot” sexual scenes. Mr Wilder didn’t disappoint.
Overall, I enjoyed The Missionary. I can see myself reading it again. I’m looking forward to reading more of Mr. Wilder’s work in the future. I like his writing style and can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.