Prison by Toni V. Lee

Sonja Grey is an undercover police officer that is determined to take down a local drug dealer, Johnny Stone, aka Rock with the help of a fellow officer, Max Trent. Trent attempts to disarm the usually tough Grey while they work together to take on a mission inside her local church. The cast of characters adds to the antics the couple goes through in their search for justice.

This was really not a favorite for me. The entire plot seemed a little too predictable and at times, the dialog tried way too hard to convey what was going on between characters. While I liked the connection between Grey and Trent, there were a few points that seemed to be confusing and a few areas that seemed to work out a little too well.

To me, some of the messages of the book tended to come across a bit preachy. Sidelined characters came through with messages that were straight from the pulpit instead of allowing the story and the concepts to speak for themselves. While I was entertained at times, there were moments when the “message” seemed to take away from the story and the book in general.

Recommending the novel to others is tough. There may be readers that like when the plot is predictable and in turn, everyone lives happily ever after without anything really hindering the characters in the end. If this is the case, this is the perfect book for those readers. On the other hand, for those interested in a more complex plot, this may not be the book of choice.

Thomas Nelson publishing provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.