I found Busted a sweet love story, but the criminal suspense is what hooked me on this book. Michele Khoury writes about Gina McKenna, a painter who is following her passion instead of putting it on a shelf. Gina’s gift is capturing the moods and tones of the ocean and when Jason happens to see her painting, he is smitten by both. Gina becomes his downfall and Jason becomes her strength, but all in explosive proportions.
Michele Khoury not only did an excellent job developing the characters in Busted, but she also did her share of research so Busted comes across realistic. I was terrified for Gina when she went to jail. Getting caught up in a drug raid would be terrifying; Michele Khoury portrayed Gina’s fictional experience woven with what genuine accuracy. I also enjoyed reading of the struggle artist’s face when needing to make their passion support them. Gina’s creativity in finding some way to finance her was ingenious.