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The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Myles Parsons is just another inmate in Kenzie Thorn's GED course...until his abduction plan succeeds. Terrified, Kenzie doesn't want to believe his explanation. That he's Myles Borden, FBI agent-- placed under cover because someone wants her dead.Now that Myles has got her out of harm's way, his plans start to fall apart. He attempts to take Kenzie to a safe house--but th ...more
Paperback, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #158, 219 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Steeple Hill (first published June 27th 2009)
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I had a serious love hate relationship with this book.

I loved the bones of it. Great story line.

BUT there were numerous times I nearly stopped reading or looked to see how much longer!

The author made the characters do some really stupid things at times and that just irritates me! If a person's life is in danger, an FBI agent wouldn't agree to just not take them to a safe house and let them them tag along! The author could have found another way to keep the person in the story line.

Many time
This Love Inspired Novel (a first for me) was about a GED instructor in a prison that is kidnapped by an FBI Agent posing as a student. The main problem that I had with this novel is that much of what happened didn't seem realistic to me. As an example, the FBI Agent slept in a hotel room while Kenzie guarded him from a car in the parking lot outside the hotel at one point in the story. This doesn't sound like the way an FBI Agent would handle keeping someone safe.

I also did not care for some of
Jennifer Defoy
I know I say this a lot, but this was a pretty good book. And because, again this is a debut novel, I have to say that I think Liz Johnson has found her witting niche - romantic suspense.

Kenize Thorn was a pretty good character. She had a good head on her shoulders and didn't play the damsel in distress part. She was strong but, like all women, had her emotional moments. I really liked her and the fact that she didn't just let what was going on happen, she took the bull by the horns and did wha
Kenzie Thorn is the granddaughter of the governor, and a teacher in a trial program that offers GED instruction in one of the state's prisons. Myles Parsons is the handsome new convict in her class ... or is he? Take nothing for granted in The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn. We learn that Myles is really an undercover FBI agent trying to protect her. But poor Kenzie doesn't realize that when Myles kidnaps her. Once he finally convinces her that he means her no harm (quite the contrary - he’s as attr ...more
Kenzie Thorn is the granddaughter of the governor and teaches a GED class to inmates at a state prison. Myles Borden is one of her students, or so she thinks. Myles is actually an FBI agent working undercover in a plot to kidnap Kenzie in order to save her life. There is a plot to kill Kenzie and until the killers can be found, Myles has to keep Kenzie safe. But, Kenzie refuses to go to the safe house; instead she wants to help Myles find her killer. As they work together, they face danger, prot ...more
It was an honor to read Liz Johnson’s first novel. The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thornis full of mystery and romance. I loved the spunk of Kenzie as she boldly refused to be protected in the safe house. Only a woman as stubborn and courageous as Kenzie would refuse to obey an FBI agent! Kenzie’s spunk coupled with Myles’ instigating sass make this a sparking romance that is a pleasure to read. The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn is a great read!

I had the opportunity to interview the author, Liz Johnson.
Wow, this got really good reviews, but I can't say I was that impressed. Granted, no one who picks this up is expecting War and Peace ... and it's not a bad read ... but I found it pretty typical. Except that, despite its classification as a romance, there isn't any sex. (For the record, I admire that.) Main character Kenzie is petite, red-haired, and fiesty. Her burgeoning love interest Myles is tall, "rugged," and a former high school football star. Pretty conventional stuff. For a little spic ...more
Myles Parsons is trouble. Kenzie knows it from the time he walks into her prison GED class, upsetting her routine with his piercing blue eyes and impertinent smile. Small she may be, but Kenzie Thorn is no pushover. She can be sweet, but she can be spicy as well, and the saucy redhead has no intention of allowing an inmate--even one as handsome as her new student--to intimidate her.

But Myles does much worse.

When he kidnaps her, then tries to convince her he's Myles Borden, an undercover FBI ag
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The Kidnapping of Kenzie Thorn by Liz Johnson is a terrific romantic suspense novel from a debut author. Kenzie Thorn, the granddaughter of Oregon governor Mac Thorn, loves her job working in the prison helping inmates get their GED. Her professionalism is put to the test by the piercing blue eyes of new student Myles Parson, but when he kidnaps her and then swears he's an FBI agent trying to keep her safe, her whole world collapses. Kenzie is an incredibly feisty heroine without ever being anno ...more
ending --not plausible if we accept the governor was a good parent to hos grandchild
The story line for this book had me hooked from the get-go. The characters were interesting - easy to like, but I had a hard time connecting with them. This was the authors first published book - and I give it an A for effort! :) As I said, I enjoyed the plot, it had me very intrigued - but I found myself wanting to be finished with it! I hate to say that, usually I don't want a book to end! That being said, after a bit more writing experience, I have a feeling this will be a great new author in ...more
7.2015 love inspied suspense. Good quick read
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Possibly the most unbelievable, unromantic, unsuspenseful, boring Christian novel I have ever read. Kenzie, the governor's granddaughter, prepares inmates to take the GED, when Myles, an undercover FBI agent, joins her class to protect her from a death threat. They are attracted to each other from the start. She second guesses herself when she tries to escape after he kidnaps her and returns to him. And it goes downhill from there. Sadly, it is was waste of a few hours of my life.
Average mystery but enjoyable.

Note: This line of suspense/romance books from Steeple Hill are very simple, Christian and clean, and can be read in a few hours.
T loved this book. A cute little romance with a great suspenseful storyline.
Loved this book. :)
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