I think I may just be in love with Amy Fetzer.
Okay, maybe just her books. But I just finished this one, and have to say I'm just wowed by how good this one was! I'll be honest and say I wasn't expecting to like this one so much so I was completely blown away by how awesome this one turned out to be. And I love the ending! As opposed to some writers, Ms. Fetzer doesn't wait until the very last freaking second to bring her story to a conclusion, which I for one am thankful for!
As for her characters: I seriously loved the heroine! She was tough and smart and and capable! and you aren't told she's got these characteristics you see them by her actions and reactions and feelings and thoughts about all the stuff going on around her.
The Hero, strong intelligent,not stubborn, and barely fought his feelings (which in and of itself is unusual in a romance) along with his buddies were a big plus as well!
The story was well written and there's quite a bit of suspense as well as action, so much so that I spent quite a bit of time on the edge of my seat. And besides the H and h's pov we're treated to a few others, all of which give us a better picture of what's going on.
I will admit though, there were a few things that bugged me. I would have liked to see Alexa, the heroine and the Hero's comrades/friends/whoever to spend more time together. They accepted her a little too readily for me. (Though to be fair, I'd probably be upset if they were too unwilling to get to know her)
Also, some of the transitions from going from a romantic scene to a action/suspense one, or vice versa were a bit choppy... They just didn't seem to flow as well as they could have... Over all though, this was an excellent read.
I unfortunately made the mistake of reading this one before getting copies of the rest in the series, so now I'm on tenterhooks waiting for the others, so a word to the wise: If you can, make sure you've got a couple of the books in the series before you start reading!
1st I've read by this author and won't be the last. This book kicks off a great mystery, suspense & romance series. Alexa is a CIA undercover operative who wakes up naked, w/no memory. As she tries to piece the 1 month of her memory together she meets up with Killian who has been hired to find her & if necessary kill her. Easier said that done as he falls for her hard & fast. She loses him but he just keeps finding her & saving her.....eventually she will trust but will it be in vain. In the end the 2 of them have each other & Killians team to sort out what happened to her & why. This leads up to 4 more in the series & I can't wait for them.
This is my first Amy Fetzer book and I found it very interesting. The story involves drug dealers, former marines, clandestine operatives and takes place from Columbia to Hong Kong. Lots of action, of course love, and good strong characters. I look forward to reading more of her books.
Lots of action. Alexa is being hunted for what she does not know. Killian (an ex-marine, sigh) has been assigned the mission of finding her. Lots of hot flames. You may wish to have a cold glass of water handy.
Based on reviews and the fact that I loved "Tell it to the Marines," I ordered this series. What a mistake! Every book is choppy. All the elements are there: romance, adventure, archeology, revenge, betrayal, obsessions, drugs, social ills (several per book), and the list goes on and on and on. That is the problem. She has so many elements in these books that we are forced to jump from character to character, scene to scene, topic to topic. Next page, new topic, then back again. Yes, it furthers the plot but at the cost of the smoothness and readability. (Perhaps she should have reduced the number of elements in the books to be able to narrow the focus.)
Please don't think I can't handle multiple plot lines and characters. I do it all the time. And I've read this whole series, though often skimming. I persevered only because I already own them. If they had been library books, I wouldn't have bothered.