Mallory Scott is a British espionage operative - and a damn good one at that. Her current assignment to bring down a group of diamond thieves and scammers should be a piece of cake. She plans to get her claws into one of the gang, infiltrate the group, and uncover the information she needs to catch and prosecute them. Luck is on her side, and within 24 hours she’s lunching with Baxter Collinson, the youngest - and most handsome - diamond thief. What she’s not expecting, however, is to get on with him quite so well.
Attraction bubbles between them - and for once, on Mallory’s part, it isn’t an act. For the first time in her career, Mallory struggles with what she must do. Can she ignore her heart for the sake of the mission?
Mallory Scott is a British secret agent who, in the first few minutes of the book, admits she’s been used as a ‘honeypot’ in the past.
Now, I’m all for a woman who enjoys sex and since men have been known to use it to gain power, I suppose it’s only fair game. That being said, there is a lot of sex in this book. Just a heads-up.
There were things I really liked about the book. Mallory’s character is strong and she’s a good spy for a long time, respected in the agency. Strong kick-ass female heroines are among my favourite.
Of course, as smart and as prepared as Mallory is, I didn’t need to know every single thought and the reasoning behind every little decision. As a reader, I felt I should have been given a little more credit. It’s great the author wants me to know how much research she’s done (or just how creative she is), but it did get a little tedious.
Morally ambivalent characters are always much-loved for me. I want to be challenged as to why Baxter Collinson makes the choices he makes and how he faces the consequences.
That being said, suspension of disbelief is necessary here. Not only are all crimes forgiven, but then Baxter is trained for all of TWO weeks before being sent out into the field.
There are NO other agents in the entirety of Her Majesty’s Secret Service who could do the job? But it fits the plot, setting up both a moral dilemma and the opportunity for even more sex.
The narrator, Poppy Jae Fox, saves the book. She is British – which is obviously appropriate, but she narrates the story with gravitas, even though the situations are a little absurd. She was pleasant to listen to and I will definitely look for more books narrated by her. Her Belgian and Russian accents were good as well.
The book had potential that was never fully realized. A thriller doesn’t need to have guns and action sequences to be exciting. In fact, most spying is fairly routine and boring. Fair enough. But if that’s the world we’re portraying, the writing needs to be much tighter. I don’t need to know why or why not spies are going to have a hot breakfast.
I do need to understand the stakes. Bad for Britain was never adequately explained, leaving a gaping hole in a book where every little thing is explained. So my one recommendation would be to tighten up the writing. This book could have been told in about half the time it was and it would have been a better book. Also, the ending was just a little too pat.
I’m not discouraged, though. I have another Lucy Fellthouse book in my library and I plan to listen to it soon. I am still willing to give the author another chance
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This was an interesting take on a spy book. Girl spy meets boy criminal. Sexy things happen. Boy criminal gets arrested. Boy criminal becomes a spy.
Eventhough it was 5 hours, it felt like a short listen because the story never bogged down. That's a good thing.
I loved the narration. There was a fun and flirty quality to both the girl and the boy (interspersed with the spying) and that was great to hear.
Not a bad listen. She is a secret agent who brings down bag guys. He is a hot, sexy man who happens to have gotten involved in a gang of criminals.
You have to suspend more than a little beliefs to think he will forgive her when she takes him down, but if you can do that you will enjoy it.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my unbiased review.
This was a really enjoyable romantic suspense with perfect narration! Highly recommend!
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it.
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I enjoyed most of this book. I liked the plot twists and the manner that the h went about doing her job. The ending was nice. There was a lot of sex in the book which took away from the story for me. The narrator kept the story moving along.
good book! definitely a romance book with some suspense in it. mallory and baxters chemistry was off the charts! some steamy scenes between the two! hes supposed to steal diamonds and shes supposed to be under cover and catch the thieves. but she falls in love with baxter and her plans get confusing. i was given a copy of this audiobook for free by my request and voluntarily left this review
Mallory is a secret agent sent in to break up a diamond smuggling ring. Baxter is her unknowing mark. On this case Malloy breaks all the rules and starts falling for her mark. The story is fun, with a bit of action and a good bit of edge or your seat. By saying edge your seat I mean your waiting and feeling just as the characters do on their mission. Never knowing what’s next, weather it’s gathering intel or timing a run in with the bad guys. Nice job on the narration. I really enjoyed Mallory’s voice but hated the one used for the bartender. I was thrilled it was a very small part!
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I will say honestly that I was waiting to something more from a suspense book the book wasn't bad don't get me wrong but it was lacking I'm not sure of what but I always felt like I was waiting for something more again the story is good the characters are nice but something that I can't put my hands on bothered me the narrator did a nice job as well
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I had trouble listening to this book. I didn't feel any sort of connection to the characters and the story wasn't believable. The love story between the characters wasn't even believable to me. I didn't care if they got together or if they didn't. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Loved the story and characters. Fantastic narrator too. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.
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