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Blog Tour and Book Review – Uneven Exchange by S.K. Derban

Blog Tour and Book Review – Uneven Exchange by S.K. DerbanUneven Exchange by S.K. Derban
Published by Limitless Publishing on August 26th 2015
Pages: 344

Like fire and ice, Alexandra Callet's life runs hot and cold. At the age of thirty-three, Alexandra owns a stunning home and a successful interior design company. But she is in love with her business partner, Jake Taylor, and he doesn't even seem to realize she's a woman. She should be on top of the world, but instead she feels dragged down by the void in her heart. Hoping for answers, she decides a trip to Mexico might soothe her soul. Jake Taylor only pretends to be a confirmed bachelor. Jake has been entranced by Alexandra's determination and exotic beauty since the moment they met, but she has no idea how he feels. He considers confessing his love, but fears jeopardizing their friendship and business. He's caught in a web of pretending he doesn't care, and doesn't see a way out of it. Alexandra is recruited for a dangerous mission. Following her trip to Mexico, her resemblance to a member of an assassin's family leads Alexandra to be recruited by the DEA. Her training leaves her distracted, and her business begins to suffer. Jake notices her sudden change, and feels her slipping both personally and professionally beyond his reach. Should he finally take the chance...before it's too late? After all, he has nothing to lose. However, when Alexandra returns to Mexico for her mission, things go terribly wrong. Will she be able find the strength to fight and escape the peaceful haven that has now become her prison? Or will Jake lose Alexandra forever...

Alexandra Callet almost has it all. She has a successful business with two beautiful homes. She’s in love with her partner Jake but he doesn’t know it and that seems to be the only thing that is missing. In a strange culmination of circumstances Alexandra is asked by the DEA to pose as a Mexican hitman’s sister to bring him into custody. She is a striking resemblance, could be mistaken as an Identical twin. She agrees and sets upon a dangerous adventure. In the meantime Jake starts to realize what he is missing. Will he get to her before it is too late?

In ” an Oyster Shell – An easy read with action and spirituality that will leave the reader feeling hopeful.

The Pearls – The premise of this story was interesting. I thought having to women that look like each other to be advantageous to the DEA’s interest was imaginative. The execution of this premise was well done and made for an interesting tale.

The main character Alexandra was intriguing. She is a woman who has it all but then risks it to help out the government. She was very surprising and a driving force behind the story.

The setting of southern California and Mexico was beautiful and well described.

The Sand – The action of the book was not consistent and severely lagged in the end.


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3 Stars

About S.K. Derban

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the second world war. Derban’s mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. S.K. Derban has always remained passionate about writing, and is thrilled to finally share her work with others.

Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. When writing, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life, from her faith in the Lord, to her love and knowledge of the arts. ​

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  • S.K. Derban April 9, 2016, 3:47 pm

    Thank you very much for your review. Plus, I enjoy your pearl approach! Congratulations on a wonderful blog.
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  • Amy Tolley April 18, 2016, 5:09 am

    I would love to get a chance to read this book sound very interesting and i have never read any of this authors books…thanks for this great chance

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