Skye is back with another sizzling adventure romance. San Francisco
assistant district attorney Cara O’Connor, soon to wed Tate Winslow,
America’s most popular senator, has been receiving threats. Enter
undercover FBI agent Summer Mulcahey who, posing as the new nanny, is to
protect Cara and her sometimes problematic daughters, Audra and Sophy.
Since this is Skye, there is, of course, a sexy Navy SEAL, Gabe Morgan,
working incognito as Cara’s gardener to protect both her and her girls at
the behest of the senator. As the threats get uglier, secrets are uncovered
that will thrust them all into peril and possibly put an end to Tate’s
presidential aspirations, but Summer and Gabe, teamed up with the delicious
Izzy (his fifth appearance in a Skye novel), go to a ritzy Mexican clinic
to discover who is behind the threats. Skye creates delightful and
memorable protagonists, and surrounds them with other nicely drawn
The latest romantic intrigue from Skye (Hot Pursuit, etc.) is as full of contrived cliffhangers as the pulp fiction that inspired its striking cover. San Francisco assistant DA Cara O'Connor and presidential hopeful Tate Winslow are planning their wedding when Cara is threatened with harm and the exposure of an abortion she had in a Mexican clinic decades earlier. An underworld smuggler she convicted seems to be the source, but who's actually delivering the dead rat and sinister notes? Using the pull afforded by their status, the couple arranges protection from FBI agent Summer Mulcahey, who stands in as nanny to Cara's two children, and Navy SEAL Gabe Morgan, who poses as gardener on her estate. Summer and Gabe patrol the property, make a dramatic visit to the clinic and fall into bed and love. But despite their constant use of agency technology, they fail to solve the mystery or even keep themselves safe. Indeed, Cara's psychic daughter is the one who finally exposes the rather clueless and unlikely culprits. Although Skye has done her homework on FBI/Navy SEAL jargon and surveillance devices, even beach readers may find the wildly implausible investigation difficult to swallow, and few will likely care about the fate of a privileged couple misusing vast public resources in the face of a patently silly personal threat. Agent, Meg Ruley. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Praise for My Spy:
"A joy to read. Brilliant!"
"Sam is a perfect adventure-hero romantic lead, the incredibly fit and smart Annie is his perfect match, and Izzy Tegue, a Denzel Washington clone, is also on the scene, providing much needed security."
"Great romances and thrills are hallmarks of Christina Skye novels, and My Spy fits the pattern to a T. Ms. Skye knows how to blend romance, humor, passion and danger to give readers a thoroughly exciting read."