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Friday, June 12, 2009

The Spy Who Wants Me by Lucy Monroe

The Spy Who Wants Me by Lucy Monroe
Publisher: Brava / Kensington
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary
Length: Full (295 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Elle Gray looks like a supermodel, thinks like a super agent, and can kill a man with her bare hands. But when she meets Dr. Beau Ruston, the brilliant scientist and ex-college football star in charge of the project she’s been sent to protect, she wants more of her bare self around him than just her hands. If his muscular grace and quick wit hadn’t turned her on, there would still be those big brown eyes…watching her suspiciously. With a man this smart and sexy questioning her cover, the bad guys are the least of her problems.

Beau Ruston knows Elle is a government spy, and he doesn’t like to be spied on—or lied to, no matter how charming the liar happens to be. Wait, did he say “charming”? Damn hot is more like it. He should know, chemistry is his business, whether it’s in the lab or in the bedroom, but the reaction Elle is setting off might be too much for even him to control…

She’s a world class spy who is investigating the breach in security at Environmental Technology Research and Design. He’s the scientist in charge of the experiment that needs the highest security. When Beau meets Elle, sparks fly, but what are they supposed to do when those very sparks could drive them apart? Read The Spy Who Wants Me and find out!

A friend suggested I pick up a novel by Lucy Monroe. I’m glad I did. This novel is full of real-world characters that you want to have as your friends. Each one may have characteristics that makes them unique and fantastic (i.e. Elle can beat up men twice her size), yet each has a vulnerability that makes them relatable.

I love Ms. Monroe’s storytelling. Some spy novels can be over the heads of the readers, but never with hers. She may use distinct and technical language, but she writes for the reader’s enjoyment. Elle makes a great spy because she knows how to get her mark soundlessly. She’s an accurate shot and thinks with her head. Her lone vulnerability is her heart and how she forgets and uses it to feel again. How many people have gone through rough times and used books to help them deal? This book lends to that. Beau wants to strings, or so he claims. Until he meets Elle. Then suddenly the lone wolf, afraid to try gets an attack of forever feelings. Heavy stuff, but fun to go through with the character.

If you want a sexy read filled with characters you won’t forget, then The Spy Who Wants Me is the novel for you. I recommend this book for a lazy summer read or a chilly fall evening! I give this novel 5 books.


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