Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Review: Chosen by Denise Grover Swank

by Denise Grover Swank


Everything Emma Thompson owns fits in a suitcase she moves from one roach infested motel to another. She and Jake, her five year old son who can see the future, are running from the men intent on taking him. Emma will do anything to protect him even when it means accepting the help of a stranger named Will. Jake insists she needs Will, but Emma's never needed help before. And even though she's learned to trust her son, it doesn't mean she trusts Will.

Mercenary Will Davenport lives in the moment. Hauling Emma to South Dakota should have been an easy job, but his employer neglected to tell him about Emma's freaky son and the gunmen hot on her trail. Instinct tells him this job is trouble, but nothing can prepare him for Jake's proclamation that Will is The Chosen One, who must protect Emma from the men hunting her power. A power she doesn't know she has.

Will protects Emma and Jake on a cross-country chase from the men pursuing them, while struggling with memories from his past, his apprehension of Jake, and his growing attraction to Emma. Will's overwhelming urge to protect Emma surprises him, especially since it has nothing to do with his paycheck and possibly everything to do with the tattoo Jake branded on his arm. Rich and powerful men are desperate to capture Emma, and Will must discover why before it's too late.

My Review:

I give it 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was fast-paced, heart-pounding goodness! The only reason why I took away a 1/2 star is because. . .there were no sex scenes.

I know. I know.

But there were just so many opportunities to give me a hot and steamy scene. So if you love your paranormal romance clean, then this is the book for you. 

Okay so let's discuss the characters.

Emma is not your average heroine. She's a courageous mother, desperatly trying to keep her son alive. I'm a mother with four rugrats, so I immediatly loved Emma.

Will is a veteran who battles between a hard choice throughout the book, but most important. . .he's freaking HOT!

Jake is this adoreable kid who was a bit creepy at times, but that's okay. Supernatural kids tend to freak me out!

All and all, this was a great book! Catch the next two in the series:




Author Bio:
Denise Grover Swank lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has six children, three dogs, and an overactive imagination. She can be found dancing in her kitchen with her children, reading or writing her next book. You will rarely find her cleaning.

You can find out more about Denise and her other books at or email her at



  1. Thank you for hosting me on my tour! I'm so glad you loved Emma. We mamas will do anything to save our babies!

  2. It sounds exciting...thanks for the review!


  3. What a great review. I don't mind if there are no sex scenes. It there is a lot of feelings between the hero and heroine, and it shows strongly, I can deal with it.

  4. This author is new-to-me as is the genre so it should be interesting to follow her tour over the next 2 weeks. Thanks for your honest review. I don't mind the fact there is no sex in the story. obviously, the story didn't need it and I respect the author for not throwing it in just to say she did. Clear as mud?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. CHOSEN looks very exciting. I can live without the sex scenes in every book I read.


  6. I really enjoyed Here, so I'm sure this will be good. :)