Tuesday, April 6, 2010

State of Mind

Title: State of Mind
Author: Libby Drew
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-430-5
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary, Espionage, Thriller
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Gifted Agent Alec Devlin’s latest assignment for the Organization has him trying to locate a rogue agent, Grier Crist. Soon after meeting, Alec is questioning the true reasons behind Grier’s trouble with the Organization. His snooping goes too far and the hunter soon becomes the prey.

Grier always considered being an agent a rewarding job. Recent events have him pondering the group’s motivation. His apprehension to trust those involved with the group causes Grier to sever ties and go into hiding. Alec isn’t someone he anticipated meeting, but his skills are a boon and vital to Grier’s survival. The two will have to trust one another and team up to discover the truth.

State of Mind takes us into a world of espionage and adventure. The story begins with a suspenseful scene, introducing us to Grier. I couldn’t help but be drawn into the tale at that moment. With danger surrounding him, he had sympathy for others without a second thought. I knew he was an honorable man and wanted to see him discern the truth behind the terrible events unfolding.

Grier and Alec both found themselves recruits of the Organization for similar reasons. Living through painful experiences in their youths shaped and molded their young minds, making them susceptible to the group’s offer. Even with those elements in play, they grew into strong determined men, with intelligent minds and compassionate hearts.

Libby Drew has created a wonderful cast of characters. Each brings something unique to the story. Alec’s personality and quick wit was too much for Grier to escape and drew the older agent in, slowly but surely. Their sexual relationship takes off slowly, but when it finally comes, they use their considerable talents to create an experience you won’t forget. State of Mind is a fascinating tale, with just enough action, suspense, and a drama to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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