The Long Road Home by Jenna Pizzi is a great suspenseful love story. The action is nonstop and something new is happening every few pages. I really like how the suspense kept building until the end.
Christina has grown up in a pampered world with a loving mother, who has passed away, a loving housekeeper and an absent dad. She is beautiful, rich and smart but somewhat sheltered. When Christina graduates from Harvard, she goes on a summer vacation with her best friend, Lani, and her father, Daniel. There she meets the love of her life, Michael, and before the summer ends, they make promises to each other for a happily ever after. But before they can make those promises become a reality, Michael is sent back to Iraq to serve out the last two years of his military commitment. He leaves before Christina learns that she is pregnant with Michael’s child.
Her father, Daniel, is the CEO of his own financial company. He is accused of embezzling funds and he’s about to lose his company and possibly his freedom. His right hand man, Logan, steps in to help take care of the company. He also wants to take care of Christina. Logan is obsessed with Christina and will stop at nothing to have her. He will go to extreme measures to make Christina his.
What follows is the up and down struggles of Christina as she tries to deal with her broken heart from losing Michael. Her friends stand by her as best they can but there are many decisions that only Christina can make. Her friends do not agree with many of her decisions but they will do whatever they can to help her.
The writing style flows easily and this book is an easy read. The beginning of the book is more of a romance novel but then the action picks up and things start happening at breakneck speed. The suspense begins building and building until the explosive conclusion. While reading, I felt like I was watching a suspenseful movie and was being pulled along for a wild ride. A ride that I did not want to end.
The characters are well developed, well rounded and very human. I found myself becoming invested in the character’s lives and caring what happened to them. Really liking the good guys and really hating the bad guy. The writing style is very descriptive and really added to the suspense.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted romantic suspense book. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author but I will be getting more of her books to read. I really enjoyed the characters, the plot and the suspense and I’m very glad that I read this book.