Challenged (A Changing Krysset Novel #1)


Sophia Lancaster does not have the stomach for her job. Getting calls at all hours to rescue children from horrible situations and placing them with children’s services is not sitting well. When a formal call from an attorney comes regarding her grandfather's death, she’s required to travel to Northern Minnesota. Although she believed her grandparents had been dead for some time, this call brings up many questions about her past. Her mother’s abrupt move when she was eight is one of many. Jackson, her childhood friend, is still angry that she never came home to visit. He worked for her grandfather and now has to work with Sophia to complete the challenge he came up with to keep the lakeside resort in business. Can they make it to the one-year deadline?


This first-time author has a wonderful read in “Challenged”! The emotions of the heroine and what she had to endure as a child and an adult and those of the full cast of characters are identifiable, and the conflicts and celebrations are realistic. The hero has his own harsh feelings which are well portrayed and when the tension and feelings of his past begin to soften, the story takes yet another turn. Suspense and sabotage are juicy and take this story to the end. Readers will enjoy the plot, and even though the concept isn’t quite unique in nature, it will leave readers very satisfied. This book begins a series and hopes would be that Sophia and Jackson make more appearances. 


Viola Robins