Thursday, February 27, 2014

REVIEW: Risking It All for Her Boss

Heroes for Hire
Risking It All for Her Boss
By: Sharon McClellan

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Romance
Publication date: 2.24.2014
Pages: 204
Amazon link: Risking It All for Her Boss 

Date read: 2.26.2014
Recommended by: Read 2 Review

Summary:When High Risk Securities (HRS) agent, Eva Torres, botches an undercover job by failing to rescue both of the kidnap victims she was sent to retrieve, Quinn Blackwood—her former lover and the man who broke her heart—pulls her and one of the victims out of harm’s way.
As a penalty for her sins, she’s offered the dull job of escorting a former bio-chemical warfare scientist to Washington D.C. to reunite with his daughter. Much to her displeasure, the job of monitoring her assignment is given to Quinn.
Quinn isn’t thrilled with the situation either. He taught Eva everything he knew about secrets,
sex, and lies—but the biggest lie of all was the one he’d told himself: that his missions for
HRS were more important than anything, including his relationship with Eva. Because now
that they’re working together again, the urge to put his hands on her, to feel her beneath him, is killing him.
Things only get worse when their current operation goes wrong, and the scientist they’re
guarding is kidnapped mid-air. Now, Eva and Quinn have to work together to find him before he is forced to create a monstrous weapon that could destroy entire cities. A hard task made more difficult when they find themselves fighting both the enemy and their building desire for each other. Can they work together for the sake of the mission without reigniting the passion between them—or will passion be the salvation of them all?
My thoughts
For anyone who has been following my reviews, you know that I have been taking myself out of my "I hate romance" comfort zone this month.  This is another one on my list. 

And, again, for anyone who has been following my reviews, no I did not choose this one for it's cover haha.  When it comes to anything romance-based, I have to read the full book description (while, at other times, I either skim it or ignore it all together) because I need to know if it is actually something I will enjoy.

This one, being under the genre of suspense, thriller and mystery, was right up my alley.  I really liked the story when it came to the mission that they were on and the twist at the end - completely not what I expected.  Once the cop shows up ... I sat there with my mouth wide open reading as fast as I could, completely shocked by the events that were happening on the page.

My issues with the book didn't take away from my enjoyment of the suspense, but at the same time annoyed me to no end.  First of all, Eva - oh my God!! Eva - she is probably one of the most annoying women I have ever read about in a book.  Now, you may love her, and I won't blame you if you do, but to me, she was just too much.  I get that she loved this guy and he hurt her and now they had to work together, but sheesh (You still worked together and he was one of your bosses, Eva, so you had to know that the possibility was there.  And if he hurt you so bad, why do you keep throwing yourself at him, only to feel guilty afterwards?).  I know I know, you're saying "Meghan, that's the romance part" and I get that, but it just didn't seem logical to me (but then maybe romance isn't supposed to be logical).  Secondly, there are some editing issues, which didn't effect my rating, but this is the third book I've read from this publishing company and all three (different authors) had editing issues.  Third, there was action throughout the whole thing, but it doesn't get really good until about the last maybe 75% and, as I've noticed with other books that are romance-based, everything is wrapped up into a pretty little box at the end (the happy ending/happily ever after thing) which is great and all, but it just seems a little TOO easy.  Fourth, I think that the author spent too much time dealing with the romance part and not enough time with the rest.  I think, if she had backed away a bit from all the longing for each other nonsense, making the romance more of a side note, that this would have been an even better book (but that is just my opinion.)

Would I read another from this series?  Yes.  Would I suggest it to someone else?  Yes.  

Favorite characters:  By far, Quinn and Temperance.  At first I wasn't sure about either, but as the book went on, I really liked Quinn's attitude and Temperance, once she let down her pissed off attitude at Eva for "messing up," really became a great character (in fact, I would have liked to learn more about her, but maybe that comes in another of the series).


Nikita Johri said...

I havent read this book but will check it out soon..:)
Nicely reviewed..I too hate annoying heroines..Recently I have seen a trend where the heroine is either "goody two shoes" or a whining type..I dont knw why this is happening.. :(

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Meghan H said...

I've noticed that too. And it saddens me when you find women are the ones writing those parts. I like a heroine that is realistic. But then, they usually are drop dead gorgeous as well. Or they are drop dead gorgeous and they don't know it. That bugs me to no end too. I did start a series last year (and plan to complete it this year) by Karina Halle that, well, her main female character was awesome - she wasn't perfect, she wasn't whiny, she was different and nerdy and it totally worked. It does have a creepy tone to it, so if that's your think, you should check it out - it's the Experiment in Terror series and I believe the first book is always free on Amazon.

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Meghan H said...

*like (not think)