Super Agent #4.5
Lucie Morgan has finally found a man who doesn't care she's the daughter of a famous billionaire. All she needs is one weekend to convince him the crush she's had since he rescued her from a terrorist has grown into much more.
Sergeant John Quick has seen the worst in life, both personally and professionally. He long ago decided loving someone comes at too high a price. But when the woman of his dreams "kidnaps" him for a weekend affair with no strings attached, he can't resist.
The smoking-hot weekend turns deadly when John and Lucie are trapped during a blizzard and discover they're not alone. Someone from their past has come hunting for revenge. Now John must become the perfect hostage in order to save Lucie's life.
Not my typical MO to start a new series with book #4,5 -- but first time for everything.
What I enjoyed about this novella, that was a bit different from norm:
- the couple knew each other from before (yes, that happens when you start a series from the middle of one, I know) and had had a few one night flings in the recent year.
The attraction, connection, feelings are strong, and the ending rather sweet.
- there was a fight scene of all fight scenes in this story. Rarely is there one on one combat in suspense stories, that don't involve guns, but here is one, with blow by blow action. That takes some imagination/research I would imagine.
Usually in novella there is focus on either the relationship or the action, there's just not enough pages to focus into both in a novella. This tale was about 50/50 split, with some love scenes that raise the heat level of the story rather high.
John's inner turmoil about commitment, love, family, and home comes to a quick conclusion at the end.
Over all a bit spicy and a bit sweet, could have been more savory: 3 stars.
Now, did this novella intrigue me enough to read the rest of the series? Honestly, I'm not sure about that at this point, but I did liked Misty Evans writing style, so that might tip the scales... We'll see!
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