3 out of 4 stars
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Cynthia and Dan by Dorothy May Mercer take us through the story of Cynthia, an undercover head of security, who finds herself torn between romance and her job. She has to sober up and figure out how she can save the president of the USA and her heart at the same time, but will she manage?
Cynthia and Dan is set in Washington DC. It is action-packed. It takes readers through modern terrorism and threat to the president from a drone attack. The author spices up the story with romance, whereby Cynthia involves herself in a romantic relationship with an irresistible mysterious stranger. The book had an interesting storyline. However, I wish it was well executed. I also loved the political tension in the novel, although some chapters were very predictable.
The audiobook was pretty entertaining and engaging. The narration was outstanding. The speaker’s voice tone was on point, mainly when he portrayed their different personalities and characters.
I rate Cynthia and Dan by Dorothy May Mercer 3 out of 4 stars, mainly because it was an interesting plot and the narration was perfect. However, I did not give it an excellent four stars for a few reasons. For starters, the character development wasn’t that great for the reader. I wish Dorothy would have put a bit of effort into developing, specifically Sky, the mysterious guy.
Well, to break this down, Sky came into the picture, and immediately before we could know it, Cynthia was already head over heels in love with him. This was so rushed that it didn’t feel real because Cynthia being the head of security, couldn’t just be easily swayed like that.
On the other hand, the story was at some point, very predictable. However, this could really be a great book if the author took the time to research and develop the storyline and characters.
I would recommend this book to readers who are looking for a quick read, political twists, and romantic books. Some readers who love mystery, thrillers, and suspense may also love this book.
However, I would not recommend Cynthia and Dan to children or young teens because the book has some sensitive content. Additionally, I would not recommend the book to readers who may be sensitive to miscarriage and abortion methods.
In conclusion, I would say that the espionage storyline was great but not the romance storyline. It needs some improvements. At the end of the book, I felt like the story was a bit rushed, and I was left with questions. For example, what happened to Dan?
Cynthia and Dan
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