Monday, April 27, 2009

I’d Rather Be in Paris

Title: I’d Rather Be in Paris
Author: Misty Evans
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60504-471-2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

When Zara Morgan decides she wants something, she goes after it with a vengeance, and most people she knows have learned she rarely changes her mind. Becoming a secret agent is what she wants more than anything at the moment, and her boss is behind her one hundred percent. Zara is willing to go up against Lawson Vaughn for control of a mission they’ve been sharing, and she is still new to the job. She throws him for a loop with a hot red silk dress that’s perfect for a little distraction. This is where their battle of minds begins.

Commander Vaughn is very much a control freak in his work leading his search and rescue teams, which means he doesn’t like change, or interference with his plans. After leaving the director’s office, he has already started working things out in his head how Zara Morgan will fit into the upcoming trip they are taking together. It gets harder for him to separate himself from his emotions for her, and he finds that he wants to keep her safe, which Zara doesn’t appreciate.

I’d Rather Be in Paris is a fantastic suspense story that kept me trying to figure out Zara’s character the whole time. She was considered a poor little rich girl trying to prove to others that she was normal, which had a lot to do with her attitude. Her fears of being used as a shield by the villain, and failing her mission would constantly interfere with her sound judgments. These two lovers were not always able to speak the truth to each other and made false assumptions frequently.

All hell broke loose the minute the secondary characters came into play for Zara and Lawson with shootouts and car chases. They found themselves on the run before they could get all of the information they needed to find their targets. Zara and Lawson are not able to ignore their electric attraction, and when the opportunity presented itself, they are able to do more than tease each other. Misty Evans did a wonderful job writing about espionage, biochemical warfare, the Italian Mafia, and blooming romances under difficult circumstances. I look forward to her next book in this series.

1 comment:

Misty Evans said...

Thank you, Goddess Minx, for the great review! I love how you *got* my characters and enjoyed their wild ride.

The first book in this series is Operation Sheba, if you or anyone else is interested. And the third book is coming soon!

Heart-stopping danger...undercover intrigue.