In reading this book I realized something that’s in 99.9% of all romance, since that’s all I read. SLEEP! Or lack thereof. I don’t know why these book..Show More » characters don’t just pass out from exhaustion. In this book Mac hasn’t slept in 3 days. Really? Anyway, Mac finally falls asleep and then wakes up a couple of hours later and makes mad passionate love to Emily. Then goes back to sleep and gets up still exhausted, and so does Emily. Every single book I’ve ever read the hero or heroine can’t sleep, from worry, from too much on their mind, from desire for someone, from being toooo tired, from too much of something. When an author wants to add words to a book all they have to do is put them to bed then fill up 10, 15, 20 pages of tossing and turning, and thoughts of whatever is bothering them. If you think I’m wrong then pay attention to the next few books you read, you’ll see.
Overall, I loved this book. Mac and Emily spent time falling in love and being angry with each other about it, and having sex. Mac did his best to try and concentrate on keeping Emily safe while Emily insisted that the bad guys wanted him dead, not her. He was a spy, after all, and between the RPG’s used on the plane in Moscow and the attempted kidnappings at Heathrow and in Dallas it was never ending excitement.
I liked the secondary characters, Brody, Frank, Tony and Brenda. I especially liked when Brenda punched Victoria in the face (that girl was soooo stupid.) I felt sorry for Emily having such a selfish dimwit for a sister.
AND I have to admit that I can’t remember a villain as bad or vicious or murderous as Ramon Marino in all the books I’ve read. He was just so horrible in the things he did. He was soooo sick! So diabolical! I couldn’t wait for him to be dead. I didn’t want him captured! I wanted him dead!!!
There was sexual tension and sex in the story and swearing. The F-bomb was used 33 times.
I was surprised at the end of the book. The end was just so abrupt I couldn’t believe it. Still a great story, though. With a HEA.
As to the narration: David Brenin did a wonderful job on the voices and he read decently BUT he has NO emotion whatsoever. Never a laugh or a whisper, or anything. That was pretty disappointing. But the men sounded sexy and the women sounded like women. With a little bit of work he could be an excellent narrator.