If you have read Camy Tang’s Sushi Series, you know she is known to write “romance with a kick of wasabi.” Her new book, Protection For Hire, takes things to a whole new level! Tessa Lancaster was part of the yakuza, the Japanese mafia, with her Uncle Teruo as the leader. She willingly goes to prison for a crime she didn’t commit, in order to protect her family. While in jail, she finds God and becomes a Christian. Her time after jail is spent trying to live out her new life in Christ. But trying to create a new normal is hard. Who wants to hire ex-yakuza? However, Tessa does find a way to use her skills. She becomes a bodyguard for a wealthy socialite, Elizabeth St. Amant and her three year old son after Elizabeth’s abusive husband is after Elizabeth. Tessa’s uncle doesn’t understand why Tessa won’t return to the yakuza after her salvation. Also Elizabeth’s lawyer, Charles Britton, has to work with Tessa, but Tessa doesn’t know that Charles was at her trial and influenced the judge to give Tessa even more time in jail. Both Tessa and Charles learn what it means to be made new in Christ and to live in that new life.
I received this book from Zondervan for the purpose of this review.