Good afternoon, Arrowheads! Over the past year, I’ve enjoyed several books by Christian author, Jes Drew. Recently, she was in search of reviewers for her series Kristian Clark and the Agency Trap, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to help out a good author friend. Today, I’ll be reviewing the first installment of the series, The Bachelor Missions.
The Bachelor Missions deviates from the author’s usual teen girl protagonist in that its main character is Kristian Clark, a handsome twenty-something spy who also happens to be an eligible bachelor. Kristian has left his former spy team at the beginning of the first installment and has begun work as a private investigator, until he and his former teammates are called back to work for a new government agency. Thus begins the revival of his spy career, and another chance at a relationship with the love of his life, Amelia. But, will these missions cause him to question everything?
To avoid spoilers, I will avoid providing any more background information on the story. I will now go over the highlights and lowlights the story offered:
Kristian’s Characterization: Though she deviated from her usual type of protagonist for this book, the author completely captured the voice of her male protagonist. Kristian was a well portrayed main character, but not only that, his backstory was well-developed and endearing as well.
Kristian’s Character Arc: Kristian’s character arc also impressed me, as we see him struggle with deciding whether or not to put his faith in God. The end result is outstanding.
The Final Mission: Woah! The final mission was a stroke of creative genius! It accurately depicts the horrors of the type of subculture it mentions, and how destructive it can be for people to partake in.
The Humor: This is a hilarious author, y’all. Just trust me on this. XD
The Length/Confusion: Maybe it’ll make better sense to include these two together. The book itself was rather long (460-something pages in my digital copy), and at times, it felt like the plot could have been broken up into two books. However, at other times, I understood why the author kept it as one book, because all the missions tie in together. I think the length of the book caused me to become confused with a subplot though, since there was so much to remember for the main plot. That’s really my only critique though.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Jes Drew is an impressive young author that has an outstanding portfolio under her belt already. I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve!
Overall rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars
Thanks for stopping by today, Arrowheads! Keep on the lookout for my review of the sequel, In The Rogue, in the next few weeks!