He made her crazy. In every way imaginable...
Since her partner's death, Jodi Israel has been perfectly happy playing Q to everyone else's Bond. Electronics and machines are safer - and they are a lot easier to deal with. Unfortunately, she's stuck with TRAIT's newest recruit, an infuriating, arrogant alpha-male who plays by his own rules...and is hot enough to send electric voltage through all of Jodi's circuitry.
Finn Danby heeds his instincts, even though it's cost him his job on more than one occasion. The moment he sees Jodi's fiery hair and uncanny engineering abilities, Finn's instinct takes over...and it's all libido. Now they're working together to protect the unstable daughter of a high-profile politician - and the sparks are flying. Both in and out of the bedroom. But when all hell breaks loose, Jodi and Finn just may find themselves alone…and unemployed.
Explosive action, hot chemistry between the characters, and mystery to be solved that involves powerful political players, are the makings of a book that I had a hard time putting down.
Jodi is independent and strong minded woman, with sass and attitude, and mega skill in technology. She is the red haired geek in the garage, making everyone's operations go smoothly.
Finn is an arrogant, pompous, skillful out-of-the-box thinker, who seems to be misunderstood at every step of his life. When they meet the first time, the irritation and anger set off, as well as the electrifying chemistry.
While training to go on the field together as partners is not easy, trouble free, or even team work, their lustful thoughts of each other are so animalistic, they are fun, and made me laugh out loud. They make the perfect couple, as soon as they stop playing power games, and trust each other enough to open up, let go of the insecurities and not misunderstand everything the other one does.
The hunt for the truth, for the people after Jodi, and TRAIT, is intense, full of twists and turns that kept the story moving fast. From the acknowledgments I saw that this story was first written as a novella, and then into a full length novel. With the action and solution to the crimes, it could have gone even deeper into the story. The ending felt a bit like it was wrapped up too soon.
I absolutely loved the author's voice. The inner thoughts of the characters were full of humor and irony, several times I realized my own thoughts going on the same path as the cast of characters, and that doesn't happen to me ever! I realize that this is a book three in a series, that I haven't read the previous books of, but that didn't take away the enjoyment of the story at all
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me