Review | Zapata by Harper McDavid

November 25, 2019 | 2019, harper mcdavid, review / 3 Comments

Review | Zapata by Harper McDavidZapata by Harper McDavid
Series | The Border #1
Release Date | August 21, 2019
Published by Soul Mate Publishing
Genres | Contemporary, Slow Burn, Suspense
Format | ARC
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When engineer Avery McAndrews is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think twice. Used to pushing past stereotypes, she’s sure this project will earn the long-awaited promotion.

Instead, she’s thrown in the crossfire between warring drug cartels and soon discovers that her captor, Javier Ramos, is more than just a power hungry drug lord. He’s crazy.

As lead attorney for the cartel, it’s Alejandro DeLeon’s job to manage Javier. But this time, Javier’s cruelty reaches epic proportions, and Alejandro finds himself wanting to risk everything to save Avery.

Running for their lives with Mexico’s underworld at their heels, Avery and Alejandro discover unintended and intensifying emotions, feelings neither sought and neither seem prepared to control...

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Ohhhhh, what a read Zapata turned out to be and I found it to be rather enjoyable. It wasn’t as suspenseful as I thought it would be, but it definitely had it’s moment scattered throughout the book.

I’d say that this is definitely a slow-burn that puts you on a thrilling ride as these two try to avoid the crazy psychopathic drug lord that is Javier Ramos.

I have to say that Avery was very much that girl in a thriller movie that does everything you’re not supposed to do. And that had me constantly shaking my head at her and yelling no. However, I would have zero idea what I’d do in her shoes especially when it’s a live or die situation.

But she grows significantly throughout the story and definitely came out stronger (and smarter) by the end.

Ahhhh, the slow burn between Avery and Alejandro, I truly loved it so much. But I’m not a huge fan of fade to blacks, so that bummed me out a bit. I loved that you could always feel the sizzling tension between them. And my goodness, Alejandro is just everything!

I enjoyed the fast-paced story line, which made it tough to put this book down. Plus with all the twists and turns, my brain was on overdrive while reading Zapata. I have no idea what’s to come with the rest of this series, but I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.

major thank you to tlc publishing for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Harper McDavid

As a child, Harper McDavid watched her mother ride the rollercoaster of writing books, swearing she’d never do it herself. But some things are just hardwired, and luckily for Harper the world has moved on beyond typewriters and ten-pound manuscripts.

Harper’s gritty romantic suspense incorporates her own background in science and engineering and work experience along the border. The result is a collection of brainy hard hat-wearing heroines that occasionally swap out their coveralls for the little black dress.

Harper is the mother of three daughters and lives in the foothills of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a fat cat. Her free time is spent traveling the world in search of that next story and perusing her local library for funny book covers.

Find out more about Harper at her website, and connect with her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

3 responses to “Review | Zapata by Harper McDavid

  1. Sara Strand

    I really enjoyed this one, too! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours