Review: Against the Wall by Dee J. Adams

Posted July 14, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Against the Wall by Dee J. Adams
Against the Wall
by Dee J. Adams

3.5 Stars


Released: July 3, 2013
Series: High Stakes #1
Published by Totally Irish Productions
Pages: 278
Format: ARC

“Dee J. Adams is a very talented author with a knack for creating scenes that feel real and good suspense without going over the top.” Under the Covers

AGAINST THE WALL was a good read, but it wasn’t a book that kept me reading.  I admit I put this book down a couple of times and picked up other books.  And this has nothing to do with it being a bad story.  Dee J. Adams is a very talented author with a knack for creating scenes that feel real and good suspense without going over the top.

I think my problem here was not being convinced in the connection between H/h.  Tanner Bryant, the hero, just got out of jail.  He had served a sentence for a crime he didn’t commit and is now looking for revenge.  Revenge against the father of his best friend that made sure he went to jail to save his son from going.  Jess gets caught in the middle of that by getting shot by Tanner instead of his intended target.  And Tanner freaking out about that fact kidnaps her to help her.

But Jess has problems of her own.  Her whole family has been kidnapped by another bad guy and now she has to get him either a ton of money or her boss so she can get them back.

Tanner and Jess are great at teamwork, great at helping each other achieve their goals and kick some ass.  But I’m not a fan of Stockholm Syndrome type stories and this to me was all about that.  I really didn’t feel a connection between them that went past that.  I would’ve liked to see more relationship development and maybe a bit less of the details of their predicaments.  Or just added on to that.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed this story and I do look forward to continuing this series!  Maybe we can see stories about Jess’s brothers?




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About Dee J. Adams

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Dee J. moved to Los Angeles, California, where she acted in television and commercials for almost twenty years. An award winning author, she writes contemporary romantic suspense. She's a member of SAG-AFTRA and RWA and was thrilled to be chosen by Audible to narrate three of her (four) books in the Adrenaline Highs series (Carina Press): Danger Zone, Dangerously Close and Living Dangerously. All of her books, including the first, Dangerous Race, and her most recent release, Against The Wall, are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, ARe and other e-book distributors.
She has been married to the love of her life for over 25 years and they have a 17 year old daughter who brings them nothing but pride and joy.


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Lori Meehan

Thanks for the review Francesca. I’ll have to add this to my TBR pile.


Thanks for the review Francesca!

Emily J H
Emily J H

Thanks for the review Francesca, I like romantic suspense a lot. I love all your amazing graphics on UTC but still there must be something which is your hidden talent.