I am out of my depth.
Yesterday, I was just a CIA languages geek, safe behind a desk. I thought I wanted a taste of the action.
Then I met him. Luka. Arms dealer. Russian mafia. A man who’ll kill to get what he wants. And he wants me.
Now I’m on a plane to Moscow with orders to “accidentally” run into him again. Seduce him. Sleep with him.
I can’t control myself when I’m near him.
And if he finds out who I really am, I’m dead.
Once again I want to start by saying sorry for how much time it has been since I posted my last review. I especially want to apologize to all my co-owners for leaving the weight of running the blog on them. With this being said I would like to start back with the review of this series by Helena Newbury. I read the books a couple of months ago and although they are short (that’s why I’m reviewing them all together) they are veeeeery good and keep you on edge until the end because each one of them ends on a cliffhanger.
So I will not talk too much about the plot because I don’t want to spoil anything, it is true that the plot is not such an original one, but I loved the way it is told and, to be honest, these days it is [almost] impossible to find a story told in a new way. As you can read above the book is about Arianna, a CIA language specialist that has been listening to Luka’s phone calls for almost a year, when she is asked to step into this case as a field agent to try and seduce the mafia leader. That can go either incredibly good, or incredibly bad. It is made even funnier by the fact that Arianna seems to have a tiny crush on Luka that she has developed just by hearing his voice.
The book is sexy and interesting, ready to keep you on edge not only by their love story (*fakes concern* OH NO, SPOILER) but by governmental secrets and conspiracy theories. I loved about Arianna that she was independent in every aspect and doesn’t need a man to help her or save her in any way. She had an office job but she decides anyway to take on a dangerous mission and I greatly admire her for that.
I loved the balance between badassery and tenderness that can be found in the book. At one point in it Luka refers to Arianna as myshka and I cannot tell you how hard I fangirled in that moment because it reminded me so much of Niko and Thora of Amour Amour.
Overall, I really enjoyed these fast-paced, short reads and I hope I can read something more from Ms. Newbury soon, however I feel like the book lacks dialogue, meaning that even though there is dialogue, the amount of it compared to the rest is so small that some scenes felt incredibly long. I give the books a 3/5 stars in general, and if you are looking for something short and easy to read I would recommend them to you.
Until next time: [please note the high definition of this gif]