Librarian Maggie Kincaid yearns for excitement but being accused of espionage is not what she had in mind. Wanted by the police, the FBI and the criminal element, Maggie goes on the run–and runs straight into sexy Luke Fletcher. Unfortunately, when Luke pulls out the handcuffs, it's not because he has something kinky in mind...
Security expert Luke is intent on seeing the murderous spy known only as Viper brought to justice. The un-spy-like behavior of his fugitive makes him suspect he's apprehended the wrong woman. Just as they give in to lust, new evidence convinces Luke that Maggie's not as innocent as she claims to be.
Devastated by Luke's inability to trust her, Maggie runs again. She's determined to clear her name, and if that means tracking down a notorious spy even Interpol can't seem to locate, then that's exactly what she'll do...
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- M. Davis
Half way thru "hero" Luke is a jerk!
Would you try another book from Shannon Curtis and/or Lauren Fortgang?
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Pretty good plot - however I am halfway thru - and Luke is a jerk!
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Was Viper's Kiss worth the listening time?
Not so far - second in series much better
Any additional comments?
I hate spending over half of the book with the main characters at total odds. Not a big fan of the "big misunderstanding" of which this book is a variation of!
3 people found this helpful
Maggie is almost too resourceful for her own good! While the reader knows she's not the infamous spy Viper, ex Green Beret and Security Specialist Luke is having a hard time believing her story. Through a series of desperate but ingenious maneuvers and not a little bit of luck, the woman has escaped police, thugs and even his vigilant guard. Yet she expects him to believe she's a simple librarian and this is all just a case of mistaken identity?
I found this to be a fun and fast paced book. Most of the book covers the action packed events of a single day. Luke, poor man, vacillates from being baffled to angry to attracted and then back to baffled. Maggie barely has time to catch up with everything happening as, on what started out as a perfectly normal day, her world spins out of control.
This is a Harlequin, which means it's a bit kitschy, but for me it was a fun and fast read, and I really quite enjoyed it.
Lauren Fortgang did a fine job with the narration. I did hear a couple of mispronunciations, and her character voices needed a bit more distinction, which is why she didn't get 5 stars for her performance. Still, her performance overall was obviously professional and enjoyable to listen to.
2 people found this helpful
As Swedes say, it's Lagom
The overall story of mistaken identity and espionage is really good and quite interesting but the romance aspect is just so boring and unbelievable. But maybe I'm bias with the love at first sight idea, I can't stand it.