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Posted June 7, 2012
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Reviewed by Marissa
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Judging by the title of this book I expected there to be mystery, I expected suspense, I expected lots of sex. Well, there is a lot of sex. And a few lies. The only real problem I had with the book is that it is typical of so many other romance novels out there. There is nothing to set it apart.
Janey and Malcolm are attracted to each other but, as in any good romance novel, they deny the electricity charging between them. They also suspect each other – Janey questions whether or not Malcolm is who (and what) he says he is; Malcolm is trying to determine if Janey and her family are the traitorous spies they have been accused of being. But thanks to a match-making mother, the two are thrown together to solve one of the investigations they are working on.
This is not an intensive read. It is, however, an enjoyable read. If you are looking for a light, sex-filled beach read, this is the book. The next book in the DeMarco Investigations series (His to Keep) is Nic’s story. Personally, I can’t wait for Jimmy’s. I loved Jimmy. There’s just something about a geek…
Posted January 17, 2012
Love the DeMarco's!
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This book starts out so funny and sweet with the hero of the story, Mal, slowly going insane with lust while he listens to the object of his desire, Janey, move around the office. His inner dialogue...I just loved it, especially his inner-lectures from his dead father!! But while this style started off really cute, there was a point at about 35%-50% into the book, where I was tired of it and wanted the story to really start moving forward. That did finally happen and I fell in love with the book again. There was just that section in the middle of reading it where I got a little worn down by the repetitive emotions and seemingly never-ending sexual tension.
Overall this was a really fun read. Mal was a fabulous character although, at times, I had a hard time understanding his actions. In my defense, there were times when HE had a hard time understanding his actions too. I couldn't decide if the conflict was the way that he was written or if it was because he was working undercover and would let his real persona slide through. He is normally an undercover agent, but is working at the PI agency as a geeky computer guy with a shy persona. Unfortunately, it's hard for him to control his inner alpha when Janey is involved. Add to that, she throws him off-balance a lot of the time, and it's hard for him to stay in character...either of them and I honestly think that she brings out his inner-ditz sometimes too.
I would consider this book light romantic suspense. While there were elements of suspense and action, they fell within the realm of a really fun and entertaining contemporary romance. This story was definitely more character and romance driven than your typical romantic suspense. As such, it would be great for readers that are just dipping into the suspense genre or for romantic suspense fans who are just getting into general contemporary romance.
I really enjoyed the family dynamic of the DeMarco family. All of their stories were so well-developed. I love the fact that they all work in the family PI agency started by the parents, who just happen to be world-renowned spies with LOTS of influence in the political realm. I really hope that there are more books coming featuring this family. Janey has two gorgeous older brothers, Nic- who is the tough-guy agent of the family business, and Jimmy- who is the brains behind the inventions of the family business.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it!
Posted February 20, 2012
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