Friends in Low Places

Romance - Suspense
297 Pages
Reviewed on 10/10/2018
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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Friends in Low Places by Evelena Evans is the first of a brand-new series. Jacy Adams quits her job at an accounting firm for a quieter life and a new job at a charter airline. Things go wrong when she discovers some suspicious transactions in one of the accounts and suddenly her only objective in life is to survive. The last accounting controller turns up dead and Jacy’s investigations open up more than one can of worms. Organized crime, drug trafficking, homicide, even tragedy from her own past; it all comes bowling out at Jacy but there is help at hand. The mail room manager comes to her rescue, breaking rules and helping Jacy to uncover large-scale corruption and escape from thugs with guns. There are secrets everywhere and not all of them are to do with the airline.

Friends in Low Places by Evelena Evans is one of the best romantic thrillers I have read. The main protagonist, Jacy, was exceptionally well developed with a believable background in a story that hits the ground running and doesn’t stop. I’ve read many stories in this genre and none captured me or my imagination in the same way as this one did. The plot is intricate yet not so complicated you can't follow it; there are twists everywhere and action at every turn. There is not one part of this story that slows long enough to let you catch your breath so, before you start reading, take a deep breath and hold it – you’ll want it until the very end! This is a fantastically written story, full of intrigue and suspense, romance, laughter and a few tears too. Excellent, and I'm really looking forward to part 2.


The characters were entertaining and well-developed. I love the plot and how the subplots intertwined with the main one. I had some of them figured out, but a few took me for a wild ride. I love unexpected twists and turns!

Belle Ami

Friends in Low Places is an action-packed crime thriller with plot twists galore. The heroine, Jacy Adams, hasn’t let her tragic past sway her from her search for a better life. She quits a rat-race accounting job for what she believes will be a less hectic lifestyle job at a boutique airline. Little does she know that she’s signed on to a position that will bring her into direct conflict with members of a South American drug cartel. But never fear, Chad Turner, the office supply manager, is really an undercover FBI agent and he and Jacy with the help of friends will make a formidable team unraveling the best-laid plans of the criminal cartel.
Friends in Low Places is a roll-coaster ride of emotional up and downs, murder and intrigue, action and adventure. But most of all it’s about second chances and a hot romance.