Taking Care of the Target by Cindi Madsen: Review

Posted January 23, 2017 in review Tags: , ,

Taking Care of the Target by Cindi Madsen: ReviewTaking Care of the Target by Cindi Madsen
Pages: 446

Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC
Also by this author: Anatomy of a Player, 12 Steps to Mr. Right, Crazy Pucking Love, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny, Until You're Mine, Christmas With You: an anthology
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Vince DaMarco always liked Cassie, the shy waitress who works at the restaurant that serves as a front for his mob boss uncle. Unfortunately, she witnesses a back alley hit, and while fleeing, she's struck by a truck. Now she's at the top of the hit list. Desperate to stop anyone who'd draw out Cassie's death, Vince volunteers to take care of it. Cassie Dalton has no recollection of her accident, but she's told she's lucky to be alive. A few years are missing from her memory, and the unsettling feeling that something isn't right-along with the creepy sensation that she's being watched-won't go away. Vince shows up right when Cassie needs him most. In a world of confusion, the rugged stranger is the one thing that makes sense. But little does she know, she's found refuge in the arms of the very man who's been sent to kill her."

I have enjoyed Madsen’s romantic comedies in the past, and I love romantic suspense so I was excited about Taking Care of the Target! Cassie and Vince were an interesting pair!

Cassie witnesses a murder, then gets hit by a truck and loses her memory. Vince is sent to ‘deal with the problem’ by his mob boss uncle. Vince has had a thing for Cassie, and when he learns her memories are gone, he tries to convince his uncle she isn’t a threat.

So, the story’s conflict is partially derived from the will she/won’t she get her memories back. There is also a side plot with Vince’s brother, Bobby, that creates some drama as well. Then there is the whole mob thing! Vince hasn’t ever wanted to get into the ‘family business’ but he might not have a choice. The plot is very detailed and full of all kinds of trouble for everyone-Cassie, Vince, Carlo, the cops. Full of action and suspense, the story moves along at a good clip and will certainly keep you turning the pages.

Cassie and Vince are well written, but not particularly well developed in my opinion. I am not sure I ever really believed their romance. I think sometimes the story is so focused on ALL the players in this drama that it was difficult to really believe that Cassie and Vince were in love. That is really my only struggle with the story!



Empire by Rachel Van Dyken, Kill with Shame by Alexandra Ivy, Saving Liberty by Helena Newbury…then you will probably like Taking Care of the Target!

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About Cindi Madsen

USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she'd be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

Visit her at www.cindimadsen.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.

Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.

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