“A smile will get you far, but a smile and a gun will get you farther” -Al Capone.
Federal Agent Alex Turner deals better with guns than boyfriends, and prefers it that way. Her emotional range is bleak, but her aim is damn near perfect.
Thinking saving the world is a far easier task than dating, Agent Turner springs at the opportunity to prevent young scientist Marcus Gibbs from selling his biological weapon to the highest bidder. With her goal in sight, and Marcus eating out of the palm of her hand, an obstacle she doesn’t see coming interferes. Meet Jeremy Hunt — the distractingly handsome CEO of Sunscape Biotechnologies, and Marcus’s boss and best friend.
A man who is accustomed to getting what he wants, Jeremy’s never been one to take no for an answer, which has Agent Turner realizing for the first time that her wit might get her farther than her weapon. With no protocol or training to reference when it comes to matters of the heart, she worries that this might be her hardest assignment yet.
Ever met a police officer? How about a federal agent? When I first read this synopsis I thought of Sandra Bullock as Federal Agent Gracie Hart going undercover in a beauty pageant. Strong willed, gun wielding, hard-assed woman doing something she’s never had to do before. Alex has a few similarities. Strong willed, yep, gun wielding, bet your life, hard-assed? That’s the only way to be when you fight terrorism. Alex is trying to get close to Marcus so she can get the dirt on him when he best friend, Jeremy, interrupts her progress. Immediate attraction and playful banter turns into heated passion and feelings that Alex aren’t comfortable with. When Marcus finds out how close Jeremy and Alex have gotten, things get serious. Marcus wants to recognition and fame, Jeremy wants Alex’s love and Alex wants to “Smack a Ho” (you’ll see!!)
The playful banter back and forth between the H/h is fun. The details in A. Rosa’s novel is superior. Nothing is left for assumptions and you have a clear pictures of everything and everyone. There were two aspects of this novel and I really enjoy. One– the attraction is immediate and not stalled. Almost every romance novel has an attraction that is prolonged before there is fruition, but in Emotionally Compromised Jeremy and Alex act on their attraction and fight for it, not against it. I like that! Two– Alex is a strong woman. One thing I can’t stand is a weak, pitiful woman. I know what I want, when I want it and how to get it. Alex is that kind of woman.
Overall this book is a solid 4.5 stars. A. Rosa did a great job of grabbing my attention and keeping it. This is the first installment, the teaser for book two looks promising and will be on my TBR list.
Recommend: For contemporary and suspense/thriller romance- Yes
Re-read: Maybe before I read the next installment.
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A. Rosa lives in San Diego, California. When she isn’t scouring city parks or cafe’s to write she is more than likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her resume consists of coroner, to working at a zoo, and most recently as an executive assistant, but finds her home amongst words, whether it be in books, or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it.