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The Missionary by Jack Wilder

Ex-Navy SEAL Stone Pressfield has a bad feeling about the proposed church missions trip to Manila, Philippines. The college-age church group plans to go to Manila and help victims of the sex-trafficking industry. Stone's lingering nightmare memories about the sex-trafficking industry have him warning church leaders that the trip is a bad idea. He knows all too well that it could end in violence, and those involved aren't to be trifled with.

When beautiful Wren Morgan goes missing, he has a sick feeling that he knows exactly who took her, and for what purpose. The problem is, Wren isn't just any other student. She's someone he's close to, someone he cares about. Now she's in the hands of cruel, evil men, and Stone is the only one who can rescue her before the unthinkable happens.


I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved this book! 

Wren and Stone were such real characters to me. When you venture into a story like this one, well, when I do anyway, it is very intense to read simply because we all know that human trafficking and sexual slavery is a real and horrific thing. 

One of my favorite things about this book was watching both Wren and Stone grow and evolve right before my eyes as they survived this horrendous ordeal! And watch them fall in love. 

One issue I normally have with male authors is the way that they write love and/or sex scenes. But again I say BRAVO to you Jack Wilder for nailing it!! No pun intended! :) The sex scenes were hot, the love scenes were beautiful and all the while you wrote the awfulness of Wren's ordeal so that I could almost feel what she was going through. As well as the pain and frustration that Stone felt in his searching and rescue of her. 

Sobbing wasn't really the word for it. It was something beyond sobbing. It was the sound of a soul being shattered, of terror and pain finally being given true vent. 

See what I mean....those few sentences and others like them can evoke such emotion!

For the first time ever, I think, my favorite part of the book was not the Epilogue. And for those of you that know me know how much I love a good Epilogue. However, my favorite part of The Missionary was the chapter just BEFORE the Epilogue! What an amazingly emotional chapter that was. I was in tears!! 

I have been pimping this book to all of my friends and will continue to! Keep 'em coming Mr. Wilder, loved every minute!!!

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