Book Review: Disillusioned

5 Aug

510jfJn1MQL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Nikki Wright is desperate to help her brother, Bobby, who hasn’t been the same since escaping from a detainment camp run by terrorists in Colombia. Rumor has it that he betrayed his navy brothers and conspired with those who held him hostage, and both the press and the military are hounding him for answers. All Nikki wants is to shield her brother so he has time to recover and heal.

But soon they realize the paparazzi are the least of their worries. When a group of men try to abduct Nikki and her brother, Bobby insists that Kade Wheaton, another former SEAL, can keep them out of harm’s way. But can Nikki trust Kade? After all, the man who broke her heart eight years ago is anything but safe…

Hiding out in a farmhouse on the Chesapeake Bay, Nikki finds her loyalties — and the remnants of her long-held faith — tested as she and Kade put aside their differences to keep Bobby’s increasingly erratic behavior under wraps. But when Bobby disappears, Nikki will have to trust Kade completely if she wants to uncover the truth about a rumored conspiracy. Nikki’s life — and the fate of the nation — depends on it.


71bTn8wGNhL._UX250_USA Today has called Christy Barritt‘s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”

Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times’ Reviewers’ Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.

She’s married to her Prince Charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious — but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.

When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and exploring small, unsuspecting towns where people have no idea how accident prone she is.

Christy is most well-known for her Love Inspired Suspense novels, as well as her Squeaky Clean Mystery series. She currently has 23 books published.

For more information, visit her website at:

My Impressions: 

With a ripped-from-the-headlines feel, adrenaline-laced action, and romantic sparks galore, Disillusioned by Christy Barritt is a sure bet for fans of the romantic suspense genre who want a spiritual component as well. This edge-of-your-seat novel has great characters and a plausible and all too scary-real premise. With terrorists and government agents chasing them, Nikki and Kade are determined to find the truth behind Nikki’s brother’s kidnapping and escape from the Columbian-based ARM. Along the way they encounter friends and foes — it’s just really difficult to figure out which is which. These characters run the gamut from the conspiracy theorist to rogue FBI agent to bookmobile driver and add both fun and fear to the story. For those who love a good romance, Nikki and Kade discover a rekindling of love, complete with lots of sizzle. But past betrayals and disillusionment prove big obstacles to overcome. Disillusioned explores God’s role in our lives — the good as well as the bad. It’s hard to trust Him when you know He can intervene and He seemingly doesn’t. But as Nikki soon finds out [she] desperately missed having God in [her] life, only [she] didn’t realize it. Boy, can I relate! When we finally come back to Him, it’s amazing! Amazing response from God and amazing that we took so long!

So if you are looking for a twisting, turning, fast ride of a read with characters that are real and relatable and truths to touch your heart, then check out Disillusioned.


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to the publisher for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

2 Responses to “Book Review: Disillusioned”

  1. Iola Goulton August 5, 2016 at 3:59 am #

    I’m a real romantic suspense fan, so this is definitely going on my to-read pile. Thanks for the review. 🙂


    • rbclibrary August 5, 2016 at 6:03 am #

      You are welcome, Iola. Hope you enjoy it!


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