Review ~ From Indiana With Love by Sandra Sookoo



Being embroiled in an FBI sting isn’t exactly conducive for book research or warm fuzzies—or is it?

Samantha Arnold, prep cook and struggling romance novelist, believes adventure is right around the corner. Trouble is, nothing exciting happens in the small town of Newburg, Indiana. When a routine trip to pick up chicken results in meeting a guy too well-dressed to be a farmer, she can’t help but hope things are about to turn.

Special Agent Patton Mitchell isn’t exactly enjoying his stint in the farming community. The property he’s using as a home base adjoins that of his mark, and it also connects him with meek and mild Samantha. Her questionable Internet search history has triggered a visit from the NSA, which means him, and he’s not above a little flirting to get his answers.

Suddenly, small town life explodes into a story right out of Sam’s imagination, with intrigue, guns and betrayal to boot. What she thinks of as a madcap caper is a fight for life or death in Mitchell’s book. Between dodging bullets, chasing a would-be terrorist and dealing with drop-in relatives, there might just be a shot at romance—if the bad guys don’t get them first.


From Indiana With Love has a little bit of everything ~ romance, comedy, suspense and drama all rolled into one book. Sookoo does a great job of creating the mood for a novel that can capture the mood and interest of almost any reader.

The heroine, Samantha is a tough, southern girl who takes no crap from anyone – and the mysterious new “farmer” who suddenly appears is no match for Samantha. The hilarious and not to forgotten “chicken” will have readers warming up to the two characters and sensing the instant attraction between the two. Sookoo’s writing is almost effortless in the way she creates a natural chemistry between the two, without making it seem forced and so natural.

There are so many different scenes in the book that had me smiling and laughing outloud, along with following along trying to determine who really was the master criminal. It wasn’t till almost the very end, I had the suspect pegged.

Overall Sandra Sookoo wrote a great book about second chance love, friendship and a bit of romance and suspence. For anyone who is looking for a nice light read with a bit of spice, From Indiana With Love by Sandra Sookoo is the book for you.

3 1/2 Stars!

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