His Stubborn Lover by Liese Thompson
I received a copy of this book for free through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. The book will be released on September 24, 2015. Check it out.
Overall Rating: 3 (sXe)
Quick & Dirty summary: Keira Mantz is saved by an uncertain fate one night when Brock Wells comes across her in a bar parking lot. Impressed by Keira’s toughness, Brock offers her a job as a part of an elite security team. Although Brock is attracted to Keira, he isn’t going to act on it because he doesn’t want to leave anyone behind when he jets off to another mission. When Keira is given her first mission as lead, she is surprised Brock is there. But the assignment has changed, as an unknown threat comes from inside the palace Keira is assigned to protect. As Keira and Brock get closer in order to keep their cover, they find it difficult to resist their growing attraction.
What I loved most about this novel is the writing. On a very basic level Liese Thompson is a good writer. Her passages are fluid and the third person narration is well-done. What I wasn’t so hot on was the pacing of the novel. It seemed to spend a lot of time on the mission and not enough time in giving psychological insight into the couple. It seemed to go from zero to fifty in a one paragraph jump while spending a lot of time explaining how the palace is laid out. The details are great, I just needed more of them. And with Thompson being a strong writer, it would have been fine for the book to be longer. This is also kind of a positive, because if I want more, then it means that it’s good enough to want more. Does that make sense?
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)
I think $2.99 for a 93 page novel is a little expensive for my tastes. Most novels under a 100 pages tend to be cheaper. That being said kindle prices seem to be going up (more than a trade paperback in some cases) so this might not be true for much longer.