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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spanish Eyes by Phyllis Campbell

Spanish Eyes by Phyllis Campbell
Publisher: BookStrand
Genre: Action/Adventure, Historical, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (222 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Water Lily

Ladies' man Anton Carrera is smitten with Rebecca from the very beginning. He wants nothing more than to seduce the stiff Miss Wakefield, until he learns she's investigating him for a crime he didn't commit

Rebecca is innocent and naive; convinced Anton is the villain her superiors have painted him. But her over-zealous determination places both of them in danger and he is forced to play the honorable rogue.

Sweeping her away to Padre Island off the coast of Spain seemed like a clever idea at the time. But how can he protect them both from his uncle's murderous games when Anton's heart falls victim to a woman as full of independence as she is desire.

I love Pinkerton stories! Rebecca Wakefield is a novice Pinkerton agent, or maybe an agent wannabe is more appropriate. In an effort to prove to her boss that women can be good agents, Becca makes choices that prove the opposite—at least initially. She’s caught, almost instantly, by Antonio Carrera, the very man she sets out to locate and investigate. Worse yet, she ends up telling him everything and then heading off to an island just off the Spanish coast with him to help prove his innocence.

There is instant chemistry between Becca and Anton which I didn’t totally buy at first. It seemed inappropriate between a fledgling agent and her suspect. Some of the motivations for their actions needed a bit more as well, but the story was well paced and the situation compelling enough to make this a page turner. The sex absolutely sizzles.

Campbell has a gift for bringing situations to life and making the reader feel as if they are in the setting. If you are into sexy historical romances, give Phyllis Campbell a try.