Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review: Viper's Kiss

Viper's Kiss

by Shannon Curtis
Release date: 25th July 2011
Publisher: Carina Press
Pages: 226 (ARC NetGalley)

Summary 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 behavior 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...

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

This book had me since the first page, is not only funny but also incredible clever. We start with Maggie, our main character, trying to get to her work without being noticed. Why you ask? Well, turns out that a woman that looks exactly like her, a model, just posed nude for a car calendar... And now Maggie has lots of "unwanted" attention.
But she doesn't have time for this, she wants to arrive in time to her work as a librarian and she is also worried for her mom that has a terminal illness.

But not long after her arrival to work she is arrested. The charges? Theft and murder. And on top of that the police thinks she is Viper, a international spy that has stolen a very unique suit that has the ability of making the wearer invisible. Even with this she is kidnapped from the police and faces one of the most difficult things in her life: she is about to get raped and tortured in order to get information from her. But this doesn't stop her and she manages to escape and stumbles into a handsome and sexy man: Luke Fletcher, who has been sent to get Viper and the special suit. But the more he interrogates her the more he thinks she is telling the true, maybe she is not Viper... maybe he doesn't need to hide the incredible attraction he feels for her...

Until new information arrives and he is more convinced than ever that Maggie is Viper and that all was a lie to try to use him and run away. understanding that Luke believes again that she is Viper Maggie is now determined to clear her name, find the real Viper and kick some asses in order to recover her life and maybe her true love.

For me the story was a non-stop. Between the action, the sexual tension and the sci-fi elements I found myself encouraging and cheering for Maggie and Luke lots of time. A book full of pleasurable excitement.

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