Concealed Identity: A Riveting Western Suspense

Concealed Identity: A Riveting Western Suspense

by Jessica R. Patch

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After Holt McKnight's criminal informant disappears, the DEA agent must go undercover to get close to the missing man's sister, who may know more than she's letting on. But when Blair Sullivan's attacked, it's up to him to protect her—without blowing his cover. Blair isn't sure she can trust her new neighbor, Holt. After all, the last charming and handsome man she fell for was her late husband, and he turned out to be the brother of a ruthless drug lord. Yet when it's clear the target on her back is somehow linked to her past, she has no choice but to accept Holt's protection. Even if getting close is the last thing her scarred heart can handle.

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ISBN-13: 9781488018862
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 302,259
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. You can find her watching way too much Netflix with her family, going on fun adventures (all in the name of research), and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she'll probably never cook.

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Concealed Identity 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
What. A. Ride. What an exciting story! Jessica R. Patch captures her readers on page one and doesn't release them until the end of the last page. Concealed Identity is a thrilling, heart-stopping, nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat, story that is sure to please Love Inspired Suspense fans. Jessica R. Patch has a real knack for dropping her readers right into the thick of things and I could barely put the book down when I read it. I kept trying to guess who could be the mastermind behind the attacks on Blair. Honestly, this is one of the absolute best Love Inspired Suspense books I've read so far. If you enjoy romantic suspense as much, or even half as much, as I do Concealed Identity is a definite must read for you. (I received copy of this book from the author. All opinions are entirely my own.)
MeezCarrie More than 1 year ago
Concealed Identity has everything I want in a romantic suspense! Great characters, fantastic chemistry, little bits of humor, high-stakes action & suspense, and … of course KISSES. #smoochysmooch Holt. Be still my heart. Holt hereby and forevermore claims a spot in my book boyfriend collection. And not just because he reminds me of Henry Cavill with his “dark scruff that did little to hide the deep dimple in his squared chin”. I mean, also, Blair did say he was “built like a superhero made of steel” … But if anyone is still coherent after reading that description, I will also add that Holt earned his way into my book boyfriend collection as soon as he laughed. And flirted a little. And was in general tenderly protective. SWOON. The action and suspense elements to Concealed Identity are top-notch. We start out right in the middle of an intense action scene and it stays high-stakes pretty much throughout the book. Blair is not a wilting Southern belle, either. She’s made of some steel herself and, even though she’s shaken, the threats just make her more determined. I mean… hello … if even just ONE of the things that happened to Blair happened to me? You wouldn’t be seeing me for quite a long time because I would dig myself a bunker and hide my head in the sand like an ostrich. I’m not even kidding. And this hold-your-breath-don’t-blink moment near the end? Well… I can’t tell you about that yet, can I? No spoilers after all... Bottom Line: From the hunky hero to the feisty heroine to the heart-pounding suspense, Concealed Identity shines. The subtle touches of humor (including the store names in the small town of Hope) will give you additional reasons to smile, though with Holt hanging around and grinning you won’t need much encouragement. The underlying message of restoration – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – adds even more dimension to an already fantastic story. This is one of my fave reads already this year, and I’m looking forward to Beckett’s story too! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.)
Bibliophile-Reviews More than 1 year ago
I adore Jessica Patch's books. Her writing style is perfect in the suspense world and she always makes characters relatable and engaging. Holt's story is wow! The story and plot are so unique to the theme of the publisher and the level of intrigue is amazing. I was kept guessing till the end. Highly suggest this read to anyone with a love for the Love Inspired Suspense or Suspenseful romances.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Concealed Identity By Jessica R. Patch Wow, What a story by Jessica Patch. Concealed Identity is filled with action on top of action, mystery, trust, love, and faith . I really enjoyed this story, it is one of those stories that has you on the edge of your seat and trying to read faster to see what is going to happen next. Hold on tight for you are in for a ride, and don't forget to breathe . I love Blair and Holt’s story. Blair has a brother missing and don't know who she can trust. Holt is with the DEA and trying to find her brother. Mexican drug Cartel is even in this story. There is some attraction between Blair and Holt ,but they don’t know who they can trust. Can she trust Holt ?This story has so many twist and turns be careful who you trust and give information to. I was given a complimentary copy of this book , but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All options are my own.
Nutz2read More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I’ve read by Jessica R. Patch and I was so excited to start it! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about her books that I just couldn’t resist snatching it up, and I can happily say that I was not disappointed! It was full of suspense that kept me guessing, hoping I was right and debating who the mastermind was, and romancing that left me smiling along with the characters. I really enjoyed Ms. Patch’s writing style and how it sounds so down to earth. She uses phrases and slang that I hear almost every day, being from the “South,” and I loved how real the familiar words made the story feel. She truly brought to life the little town of Hope, Tennessee and all of its curious characters. I’m really hoping she decides to continue with more stories set in the quirky little town, I have so many questions about a few of the more prominent cast members I met and I’d very much like to hear their stories! Speaking of, I have to say that I so enjoyed Holt and Blair’s story and getting to know them! Blair is cautious about everyone, but particularly men. She’s made mistakes in the past and is afraid of repeating them, or worse. She has trust issues and doesn’t care to rely on anyone. I loved seeing Holt, with his mysteries and secrets, break through her defenses, despite better judgment trying to prevail. Holt is everything Blair doesn’t want, so she thinks, but turns out to be exactly what she needed. I’m not usually a fan of books where one of the characters starts out lying, but Ms. Patch handled it quite well in this case, and I could almost feel Holt’s indecision and uncertainty. He so wanted to tell the truth, but felt bound by honor to follow the rules of his work. I also loved how the author chose to describe Holt’s journey back to faith, and his dreams being resurrected from the place he had buried them. The pictures her words created were spot on to explain his emotions and many questions. My only negative comment is that I found the ending a bit rushed and mildly confusing as I tried to keep everything straight and understand what was going on. Though my confusion probably almost perfectly matched Blair and Holt’s, The epilogue was perfect, though! Definitely worth a reread or two. My thanks to the author for my advanced copy of this book! I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
TrixiO More than 1 year ago
Mexican drug cartels out for revenge, dead bodies, a poisonous snake in her bed, and masked men shooting at her are only a few of the things Blair Sullivan must deal with in this story. The biggest challenge of all, is falling for Holt Renard—aka Holt McKnight, undercover DEA agent—when her heart doesn’t trust too easy! Yep, this one is full of heart pounding, keep-you-on-your-toes, thrill-a-minute suspense that will also keep you up late at night to finish “just one more chapter”, which ends up being way past your bedtime! There seems to be no way to outrun drug cartels looking for missing drugs, and Holt must keep his identity buried to protect Blair & her sister Gigi at all costs. He also knows she needs an assurance of safety and wants to win her trust, something to which she hasn’t had for a long time. They both have barely there faith and what I love about this story, the more they realize they need God in dangerous situations, the more their hearts soften towards Him again. The attraction between these two is a slow burn, and I really enjoy reading about all the ways Holt shows Blair she can trust him. All in all the kind of suspense story I love, a message of hope, faith & trust and romantic tension throughout. *I received a complimentary copy from the author. A favorable review wasn’t required and all opinions expressed here are strictly my own.*
DancingViolet More than 1 year ago
Concealed Identity was an interesting read. It kept me entertained and was hard to put down. Blair was a likeable main character who found herself in a tricky situation. Thankfully, Holt was there to help her out. I enjoyed reading their story and seeing how they dealt with the problems thrown at them. If you are looking for a well-written suspense, this is a great choice! *I was provided a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.*
jewelrydiva More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful read from Jessica Patch. I really enjoyed the nail biting suspense that Ms. Patch is known for. She had me worn out by the time the book was over. The heroine, is a widow of a man who was in the Mexican drug cartel. Her brother is missing and the hero is an undercover DEA agent trying to find him. Holt, the hero is attracted to the heroine, Blair and vice versa. However, Blair isn't sure who she can trust. This is a great read and I highly recommend it. *I was given a copy of this book. This is my honest opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Concealed Identity by Jessica Patch is a must read!! The reader is drawn into the action from page one. Drug cartels, cars being run off the road, stalkers, undercover agents, and hidden pasts are just a few of the things you'll find in this story. Readers were introduced to Holt McKnight in previous books in the series and I really enjoyed getting to know him in this novel and as always Ms. Patch has created a very strong female lead in Blair. This book is action packed with well developed characters which are two qualities I have come to expect from Jessica Patch. I love romantic suspense and I love to play sleuth and try to figure out what is going on as I read. I can honestly say I never saw that ending coming. I am talking jaw-dropping surprise!! Be sure to check out Concealed Identity to see what I am talking about. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
DEA agent Holt McKnight's informant has disappeared and he thinks the missing man's sister might be of help. Blair Sullivan has no idea that her brother was working with the DEA. Holt must keep it that way. Then Blair is attacked. And the attacks keep coming. Something is going on, more than either suspect. Jessica Patch knows her way around suspense. Expertly. Her books begin with the reader falling headlong into the action and that action just doesn't let up until the ending of the book. Mesmerizing. That's a very good adjective for Patch's books. She creates characters that seemingly leap off the page like they know the reader. I love that. Each character is life like to me. And her spiritual message is profound. When I read a good Christian fiction book, I want to find a meaning in the message and I do with Jessica Patch's books. A meaning that causes you to think about it even after you close the cover on the book. Now I wish I had another Jessica Patch book to read! *I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book. My review is my own honest opinion. (
DRu12 More than 1 year ago
Hold on to your seats!! Holt is an undercover DEA agent with a missing informant. Blair is trying to make a fresh start but her past is quickly and dangerously catching up with her. Holt is trying to find out the truth and protect people in the path of danger. Blair is trying to keep her family and herself alive while keeping a secret. What happens when their worlds collide? Author Jessica R Patch’s Love Inspired Suspense novel, Concealed Identity, is brilliant. It is the perfect mix of action, suspense and romance. It is a who-done-it that will have you guessing until the very end. I kept guessing different people until the very end. And, boy was I surprised! The author weaves a wonderful story of faith, hope and forgiveness. I received this complimentary book from the author. All opinions expressed are my own honest thoughts.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Action packed and suspense filled story that will keep the reader on the edge of the seat. Blair is under attack at every moment. Who is trying to kill her? Where does Holt fit into all of this? Can she trust Holt or is he dangerous, too? This story includes mystery, intrigue, trust, love and faith. While reading this story, I felt like I was running along beside the characters, constantly trying to catch my breath. Surprise and more are found in Concealed Identity. I enjoyed this story very much. I was given a copy of the story by the author and this is my personal opinion.