Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Review: Deadly Promises Anthology

Deadly Promises
Authors:  Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Cindy Gerard
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 9781439191118
New York Times bestselling authors Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, and Cindy Gerard and rising romance star Laura Griffin mix seduction and suspense in three irresistible romantic adventures. From sultry international jungles to the rugged terrain of the American Southwest, join the larger-than-life, scorching-hot alpha heroes of the Bureau of American Defense, Black Ops, Inc., and the U.S. Navy SEALs for all the pulse-pounding, heart-racing, toe-curling excitement. They’re cool under pressure, steamy under the sheets, and when the enemy strikes, there’s not a lethal mission these gorgeous men can’t handle. . . .
I'm going to break this review down since there are 3 novellas in this anthology.

Just Bad Enough by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love

JeremySunn is a member of BAD, Bureau of American Defense, an agency of undercover officers. While recuperating from being injured on a mission, he gets the opportunity to meet his new neighbor CeCe Caprice and get wants to get to know her better.  When CeCe ends up in the middle of a dangerous situation, Jeremy comes to her rescue and risks his life as well as his career to save her. 

I liked reading Jeremy and CeCe's thought's of one another and was happy to see them finally take the next step in getting to know one another better.  I enjoyed this part of the story better than secondary storyline and although I know this was a novella, I would have loved to have read more about these 2 characters.

Leave No Trace by Cindy Gerard

David Cavanaugh has made the hard decision of ending his job as a spy and parting ways with his employer the CIA.  On the evening before he has the opportunity to do this, he receives a call from his good friend Wyatt regarding the disappearance of a friend of his.  Carrie Granger has disappeared in Myanmar and no one in her family has heard from her.  Wyatt asks David to look into the situation and what David finds out is
frightening.  Carrie has been forced to work in a labor camp.  Through his connections, he manages to find a way to get to her and get her out.  They must journey together to escape and it's not easy when the enemy is right on their heels.

Leave No Trace was my favorite story out of 3 in this book.  It was filled with so much action and I felt as if I was right there with the characters in the jungle.  I loved David's character and would love to have read more about him.  He seems very knowledgeable in his field and put Carrie's fears at ease once he arrived to rescue her.  I also loved how he have her comfort after she thought she had lost all hope in leaving the work camp.  Their attraction to one another was believable as well and I love how the story continued once Carrie arrived home safely.

Unstoppable by Laura Griffin

At the request of his commanding officer, Gage Brewer who is a NavySEAL, must go to an archeological site to protect the neice of the C.O.  She is in charge of a dig there and her uncle is very worried since their have been reports of people disappearing and being murdered in the area.  Kelsey Quinn doesn't feel as if she needs any protection, but once a human skeleton is discovered and Kelsey and her crew must excavate it. Gage realizes that there is much more going on and it now becomes a matter of national security once he realizes that terrorists are in the area.  They plan on doing something horrific and Gage and Kelsey must stop them before they can carry out their plan.

Gage was the right man for this job because once he realized what was going on he took action.  I really liked seeing him in action and found him to be very knowledgeable.  I felt the same way about Kelsey and felt that she was knowledgeable in her field as well.   I could feel the attraction between the two characters and felt that they were perfect for each other.  

I'm giving Deadly Promises a rating of:

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