Author: Misty Evans
Publisher: Entangled: Edge
Page Count: ebook 250 pages
Source: Publisher provided arc
Undercover at the nuclear summit, Ryan is happy to recruit Anya to find proof Ivanov is resurrecting the Cold War, but he suspects his new asset is a double agent. Anya is determined to rescue her grandmother with or without his help, however, and Ryan finds himself falling for the beautiful princess before he even trusts her. He refuses to let her go it alone, even if it means risking his own critical mission.
Trapped inside the Kremlin with a cunning and ruthless opponent, the two must risk their lives and their hearts to save Anya’s grandmother, as well as millions of innocent people.
Misty Evans created a wonderful little romantic spy world here. I say that in jest only because I have no idea how plausible all situations are regarding the CIA (spies), genetic codes, espionage, Russian government figureheads and royal bloodlines, the Kremlin, summit meetings, nuclear missiles, and so forth. But it's fun to read. I liked the action aspect mixed with forbidden romance. It just draws me. Don't judge.
What I wanted to see however was more action all the way through. I felt that toward the middle of the book it ran a little dry, but made up for it in the end with the showdown in the secret presidential bunker under the Kremlin. I would have also like to see more of a connection with Anya and Ryan. It seemed to me that they met, kissed a couple of times, and then WHAM fell in love. For me, a little more build up, more sexual tension, more UST would have made this book perfect.
Anya's character was very strong and admirable, I liked her a lot. She wasn't going to let her situation get the best of her. She definitely wasn't the damsel in distress; she took it upon herself to save her grandma and bring down Ivanov albeit with a little help from a hunky America CIA operative. I liked how Ryan kept telling her she would make a perfect spy.
All in all, I enjoyed the book. I have never read a spy series before and I'm going to be sure to read the entire series now to play catch up.
RATING: Four Lip Bites
Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their twin sons. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at www.readmistyevans.com.