When Evangeline Lockwood witnesses the murder of a prominent politician, the killers will do everything they can to make sure she can't testify. Since Evangeline's father was once Deputy Director of the CIA, he knows just who to call to protect his only daughter—MacKenzie Security.
The last thing Cal Colter wants is to get stuck with a babysitting job, but Declan MacKenzie has assigned him the task and he has no choice but to accept. Cal especially doesn't know what to do with the quirky computer nerd who covers her lush body in baggy clothes and her stunning violet eyes behind glasses. But if Cal knows anything, it's women, and he's just as determined to peel back the layers of this unusual woman as he is to keep her alive.
The story starts well, intense scene from the past, where groundwork is laid down for the story to come, I got excited and my hopes got up, but unfortunately, the story didn't deliver, and I was left wondering.
Evie and Cal seemed interesting, but their characters didn't get much development, and they fell flat. There was so much potential with them at the beginning, I don't think they got what they deserve. Also Evie is 30 years old, and behaves rather like a teenager, and being so super smart, not seeing the true error of her ways when she was younger, just surprised me. The sex scenes are explicit, and detailed, even though the emotional connection was not built up again, after 10 year separation.
The suspense and action part seemed like an afterthought, the ending was so rushed, they even forgot to check if the villain was still alive, these 'best of the best' agents. Right.
The scenes with Shane MacKenzie were interesting for those following the series, like I have, but they were interruptions from the main storyline, and took away from Evie and Cal.
When you add all the editorial mistakes, (thing I usually don't mention, since I often read an advanced reader copies, and those are not final, print ready copies of the book,) I was floored. To pay $4.99 for a novella, that has light and rushed storyline, and little to no editing, I just have to wonder what happened to one of my favorite series. Sorry, but this wasn't what I expected at all, for the beginning of the story
~ Two Spoons
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