Review

Jocie McKade is the author of the debut romantic-comedy-mystery HIGH FREQUENCY. This is the first book in the Between the Lines series of romantic comedies with a heavy twist of mystery.

Lauren Jacobs is a journalist with amazing powers. Able to leap cranky receptionists in a single bound, she can simultaneously suck down a doughnut hole, drink a cup of coffee, add info to her iPad, and shift gears in her car on the Chicago freeway during rush hour.

A reporter for the prestigious news journal Edition One, Lauren has won a number of excellence awards for journalism. Her byline has
made Edition One a digital news sensation, and her fiery exposés draw a huge readership.

Unfortunately, those exposés usually require her to have the ability to run very fast, meet impossible deadlines, and hope the police never,
ever find out who her father is – a con man wanted on three continents, four if you count Australia.

A routine stop for morning coffee and doughnut holes gives her the story of her career and will send Chicago’s “dirty” city officials to jail, and a fair number of mobsters into hiding.

With Chicago suddenly too hot for his headstrong reporter, her editor, Garrett Modesto, assigns her to a mundane story on crop circles in
England during the rainy season. A nice, boring story, until her editor’s ex-Marine buddy, who happens to be a crop circle expert, turns up dead in a really ugly way. Lauren learns there just might be more to the crop circles then artwork in a wheat field. The boring story suddenly turns into a harrowing life or death race through England, a Midwest Air Force base, and Washington, D.C.

Enter Derek Rourke, a reporter from the worst of the “yellow” tabloids – The Lens. The crop circles turn out to be evidence of a vibration frequency weapon being tested by a terrorist group, and Derek seems to be trying to “scoop” Lauren on this story of Pulitzer Prize-winning
proportions.

Although wrapped in a remarkably good-looking package, with twinkling green eyes, impossibly tantalizing dimples, and a sexy magnetism that drives her crazy, Rourke is the embodiment of politically incorrect and his every chauvinistic statement ignites Lauren’s temper.

As bullets rain down, crop circles multiply, earthquakes shake London, and lightning strikes more then twice, they are forced into an uneasy and untrusting partnership. With help from Lauren’s con artist father and a few good Druids, they might just be able to save the world – if they don’t kill each other first!

I enjoyed the book tremendously.

As bullets rain down, crop circles multiply, earthquakes shake London, and lightning strikes more then twice, they are forced into an uneasy and untrusting partnership.  With help from Lauren’s con artist father and a few good Druids, they might just be able to save the world – if they don’t kill each other first!Imagine being the daughter of the most wanted man in the world? And then, imagine being a top-notch reporter with a knack for digging in all the wrong places to find your story and getting into all sorts of really BIG, life-threatening trouble? So much so, that your editor sends you out of the country in effort to keep you safe, only to find out you are in even BIGGER trouble. And, not to mention an eye that won’t stop twitching when things are not going as planned. Well…meet Lauren – sleuth, journalist, pepper spray wielding daughter of the most notorious criminal in the world.

I’ve been reading a number of romances lately and the mystery and intrigue of HIGH FREQUENCY was a nice change of pace. It also contained chases to the next crop circles, which hasn’t been in the news as of late. Combine that with two reporters trying to out scoop each other and mysterious deaths and buildings being leveled for no reason, and a host of strangely different characters and you have a great story.

The writer traveled back and forth between the states and Europe with ease. The characters were all intertwined without being confusing.

The storyline was interesting and different and farfetched. It was part malarky, part intrigue, part mystery, and part love story held together with loads of humor. The characters are charming and somewhat mysterious. The writing and grammar were above par. I enjoyed the book tremendously. I am giving HIGH FREQUENCY five stars.

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About the Reviewer

Donna McBroom-Theriot
Writer. Book Reviewer. Southern Lady. Connoisseur of Chocolate. My Life is like an episode of "I love Lucy!" I'm a writer, book reviewer, and a Southern Lady who loves her Sweet Tea. My blog, My Life. One Story at a Time. is where I've been writing short stories since 2009. As luck would have it, the very first short story I wrote was published within months of my writing it. This quote pretty much sums me up: "Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner." Well, you know that old saying, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" - that road is usually the one I'm on! And, as much I used to mock (we all grow up eventually) the Cajun dialect, 15 years ago, I found myself marrying the sweetest Cajun boy - complete with the requisite white trawl boots and a trawl boat. I love writing stories about the South and life with our two German Shepherds, and the four kids who meander in and out of our lives as they live their own journeys. Most days you'll find me out on the front porch swing, with the dogs at my feet, a tall glass of sweet iced tea close by, and a good book. It's what life in the South is all about. - See more at: http://mylife-in-stories.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html#sthash.VAmp18XE.dpuf