From Goodreads: Librarian Maggie Kincaid yearns for excitement—but being accused of espionage is not what she had in mind. Wanted by the police, the FBI and the criminal element, Maggie goes on the run—and runs straight into sexy Luke Fletcher. Unfortunately, when Luke pulls out the handcuffs, it’s not because he has something kinky in mind…
Security expert Luke is intent on seeing the murderous spy known only as Viper brought to justice. The un-spy-like behaviour of his fugitive makes him suspect he’s apprehended the wrong woman. Just as they give in to lust, new evidence convinces Luke that Maggie’s not as innocent as she claims to be.
Devastated by Luke’s inability to trust her, Maggie runs again. She’s determined to clear her name, and if that means tracking down a notorious spy even Interpol can’t seem to locate, then that’s exactly what she’ll do…
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Overall Rating 4.00
Character Rating 4.00
Action Rating 4.25
Romance Rating 3.75
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NOTE: I am really beginning to like what I dub the “action-romance” novels. Viper’s Kiss by Shannon Curtis was no exception–it was full of thrills, spills, romance, and chills. I really enjoyed it!
What I Loved: Viper’s Kiss was full of intrigue and action right from the beginning and never let up! I was blown away by the doppelganger storyline and how it played out. The fact that it was a security firm tracking her down allowed for some rules to bent and for the story to pack a little romance into everything. Really, though it was the boys that made me laugh. They worked well together and had some very funny moments.
What I Liked: The romance in Viper’s Kiss between Maggie and Luke felt very organic to me. I liked her “90” day rule and how she was very methodical about everything. The end (and I won’t spoil it) is really what sold me on their romance.
Why I gave it a 4.0: This was a thrilling read that really fits the hot action of summer!
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