Friday, 3 March 2017

Chasing Victory - Joanne Jaytanie - Review

Everybody’s chasing Victory: a power-hungry scientist, a corrupt conglomerate, and her own government. 

Victory Winters is on the run. A world-renowned geneticist, her mission involves conquering disease and improving quality of life. But a co-worker has been murdered, putting Victory and her mission in danger. Chasing her are all sorts of men who want to recruit and control her, manipulating her genetic secrets and research for their own corrupt purposes. 

Naval officer Tristan Farraday is undercover investigating Biotec, a conglomerate that trumpets a better tomorrow in its bright, shiny annual reports. But Tristan’s bosses suspect that beneath Biotec’s carefully-managed exterior lies more than simple violations of a few experimental protocols. 

Farraday is following a trail of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. The trail leads him to Victory, who has been forced into Biotec’s world. Can Tristan chase down the truth and win the race for Victory?

4 Stars

I'm not generally a fan of books that have a sci-fi/paranormal element, but I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Winters Sisters series.

The characters are complex and intriguing.  Smart, beautiful, sassy, headstrong and loyal are just some of the traits that Victory Winters possess.  Her family are the center of her world, so when she is blackmailed into working for an underhanded company she does it to protect those dearest to her.

Tristan Farraday is a sexy, strong, intelligent and alpha Navy operative.

Their romance is a slow burn and I enjoyed the build up of trust, affection and heat to their story.

Chasing Victory is an action, suspense and intrigue filled read with paranormal and sci-fi elements that kept me completely enthralled from the very first page.  Paranormal and Sci-Fi is generally not a genre that I take to but Ms Jatanie's style of writing was enjoyable and extremely entertaining and left me wanting to know more of the Winters' family.

Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.

Joanne writes paranormal, romantic suspense. She loves writing about the twists and turns of her character’s lives and the trouble they find themselves involved in, coupled with building an everlasting relationship. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and most of all romance.

Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and an active member of Debbie Macomber’s home chapter, Peninsula Romance Writers, where she currently serves as the President.