Holly realized something was wrong when she noticed that everyone at her new job bought the same brand of pineapple flavored soda on the same day. In Mind-Blown by Michele Hart Holly and her immediate boss, the sexy Jon Paige, start to realize all the employees buying the same soda on the same day is just the first sign that nothing is quite what it seems at the medical billing complex where they both work. As Holly and Jon work together to get the bottom of what exactly the employees are being used for and exactly what mind-altering techniques the company is using against them, their very lives become at risk.
Raising a daughter has taught Holly not to get close to any man that is in a position of authority above her but as she and Jon work to unravel the mystery surrounding their job she can’t help noticing what a great guy he is and how she is tempted to let down the walls that she has erected around her heart. Jon knows that Holly is everything that he is looking for in a partner; funny, smart, courageous and a great kisser but he is afraid that she will never let him into her heart. When the chance comes to influence Holly to let down her walls using the mind-altering techniques they are trying to stop, Jon can’t resist but will the knowledge of his manipulation ruin whatever chance they had as a couple.
Mind-Blown is a sci-fi thriller that kept me guessing until the very end. The idea of a corporation influencing the minds of its employees and preying upon their need for an income was upsetting and believable. Jon and Holly’s relationship progressed at a believable rate and I enjoyed the give and take between the characters. I also really liked the scene where Jon convinces Holly to dress provocatively to distract the security guards while he broke into the company. The novel did seem to drag a bit in places, where the characters seemed to be rehashing the same material and facts over and over again. Other than that it was a good read and enjoyable.
You can read an excerpt here.
Author: Michele Hart
Page Nos.: 215
Publisher: Siren-Brookstrand Inc.
Available for purchase: Brookstrand
**I received a copy of this book from the author but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.