Thursday, January 17, 2013

Killing Time 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers
Killing Time (One Eyed Jacks, #1)  
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An exciting new series featuring Mike "Primetown" Brown, a character from her popular "Black Ops, Inc." series.

For the seven years after Operation Slam Dunk went south, Mike Brown got drunk on each anniversary. The eighth year was no different--until he was drugged by a woman and woke up to her questions about what had happened eight years ago in Afghanistan. CIA attorney Eva Salinas has her own theory behind what happened to Mike's team--which included her husband--in Afghanistan eight years ago, and she's determined to prove foul play. Though she doesn't trust him, Mike is the only person she can turn to for help. Under an assumed name, Eva convinces Mike to assemble a new team and go after the traitor who screwed up both their lives. As they track down the rogue who started it all, Eva and Mike discover they can't live without each other. But can they stay alive while an enemy is still on the loose
 ******I received this book as an Arc from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.******


Where to start? This is my first novel from this author and what a way to start? Cindy Gerard, thank you! Thank you for writing a romantic suspense book the way it’s supposed to be! It has a great plotline with great characters. Plus you managed to add something else into the mix that was just perfect and that was the humor. I don't think I have had this much fun reading a romantic suspense book ever!! Usually I am on the edge of my seat, biting my nails with no relief until the end. Well I was still on the edge of my seat; however, Mike (amazing character) was there to balance things out for me.

"So", he said, wanting to move her out of that place,” want to talk about the elephant in the room?" He glanced at the bed, then at her, then wiggled his eyebrows.

Mike Primetime Brown equals damaged, caring, funny, smart mouthed, protective. He was just a little different I think from the usual alpha, carrying a gun and telling the girl what to do.
However that could be because of Eva, she was not your average heroine. She was great, smart, ballsy, definitely not a break down in the face of danger kind of gal. I loved her. The interactions between these two were addictive, they had real chemistry and that is something that stepped this book up from good to awesome and memorable.
"I'm going to go out on a limb here, he whispered against her hair “and guess that was good for you".
She weakly pounded once on his chest” Shut up. You know you destroyed me"
He cupped her head in his big hands and kissed her hair,” In a good way, right?"
She found the strength to push up on an elbow. "You can't help yourself. You have to gloat don't you?"

This book is so quotable, so many brilliant lines.

I know I am going on and on about the humor in this book, but that doesn't mean it wasn't serious and emotional. My heart broke for Mike at the beginning; he was a man who has lost everything. A career Navy man, patriotic and used as a scapegoat, made to shoulder the blame. Leader of the One Eyed Jacks, he carries the guilt of his fellow brothers deaths and also feels the anger and loathing of those who lived.
" The hell I did These four words whispered by our MC about broke my heart. So yes, emotional.

Eva and Mikes dangerous struggle to find the truth and justice is a good one. Having to rely on each other, begrudgingly to begin with, trust one another, it was lovely to watch their relationship bloom. Through doing that, Mike came out of his shell and healed.
You scare me to death Eva. You..... make me feel things and want things.... and realize that I need things I've never let myself need before.
It is wonderful to watch these two crazy kids fall in love.

I am really looking forward to seeing where this series will go. Taggart and Cooper, Mikes brothers in arms are interesting characters should make for great books.
Thank you again Cindy Gerard, I will be making my way throw your others books quite soon, I think :)

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