Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Icy Control

Title:  Icy Control
Author:  Elizabeth Lapthorne
Publisher:  Totally Bound
Publisher URL: www.totallybound.com
ISBN/BIN:  9781784300623
Genre:  {M/F}, Suspense, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Sally has finally been asked for help by Robert with the mission he and his partner are working on that revolves around a specific painting.  In addition, both realize they have very strong feelings for each other.

Icy Control is the eighth book in The Agency series. Ms. Lapthorne did a wonderful job with the mystery surrounding the Cezanne.  Not only did she do a good job with that, there were lots of humorous situations as well as tragedy regarding the theft and recovery of the painting.  There were some interesting facts about restoration and forgery issues that were brought up.  I also liked the creative way that things were resolved with the museum and the news to minimize some future issues.

Robert and Sally have some intense chemistry.  I liked that Robert was happy about Sally’s enthusiasm even as he worried about her safety.  Sally did her best to let Robert know she wasn’t upset by the darker aspect of his job and, in fact, wanted to be a part of it once she realized she might become a consultant for The Agency. I loved that Sally made Robert lose his control around her, which surprised some of his co-workers.

Most of the secondary characters we met in previous books, though there were some new ones that had interesting occupations.  As the mystery unfolded, there were a few twists that could have had some real world applications.

As this series progresses, some stories have more twists and information than others, but this series is one I will be reading again. 

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