Name: The China Formula
Author: Ray Simmons
Published: December 16, 2015 by Ray Simmons
Purchased: Received free from the author in exchange for an honest review, $0.99 on Kindle
I struggled with this rating. I was torn between three and four stars so, lets just say this is 3.5 stars?
I would have to say that the writing was what really kept me reading, even though this was the authors first novel, I did enjoy the writing.
I loved the ending and a few bits in the middle but the beginning didn’t really work for me. There was a lot of talking and it seemed like it was kind of overwhelmed with different POV changes, I couldn’t really keep everything straight.
Also, I didn’t really like the fact that the couple didn’t even meet until almost more than halfway through the story. I really loved reading about the couple and even though the readers can only spend so much time with them, I was pleasantly surprised at feeling the connection between them. Almost makes it worth the wait.
I’m not in love with this book but I did like it. The talking, multiple POV changes and the couple not meeting sooner were really the only problems I had. I would have loved to have more time with Leon and Nancy.
Over all though, it’s a really, really interesting read with much appreciated facts about China. As soon as the action got going, I really got into it, which is why I struggled with the rating.
If you’re interested in a thriller/conspiracy novel with spies, action, a little romance, and a bit of a desire to learn a little about China, I would recommend you pick up this book.
Thank you for reading my review.