BACK IN THE RING is the 4th book in The Predator Series. I have not read the previous stories in the series and had no problem understanding who was who.
This was an easy read that flowed well from beginning to end. Characters are quickly developed and you know the motivation of each as they are introduced. Having never been in the situation that the h is in, I found it frustrating that she was trying to keep a business that was constantly “fundraising” yet never getting ahead. I would hope that a confidant would have advised her well before year 8 to succeed or get out.
The story is well plotted and the kids in the story play an integral role and keep the lightness of the story moving. The daughter’s “tween” attacks had me cringing, but I was able to identify so much. hahaha There are lessons in this book that aren’t obvious or preachy, but show how growing and moving forward doesn’t mean you don’t have a past.
I have note in the beginning of the book the “everyone should have a friend like Mara” but at times I found her to be over the top annoying. I suppose that’s what most quirky best friends are like, right?
Review by @mauraharper