Series: The Associates #2
Published by Carolyn Crane on December 30th 2013
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SHE MAY BE HIS WORST ENEMY…For deadly secret agent Peter Macmillan, language is a weapon—one he uses to hunt criminals, destroy plots, and charm enemies. Seducing information out of a beautiful singer in Bangkok hotel should be easy…except this particular singer has the power to destroy his cool façade, and with it, his last defense against a dark past.
HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE…He tricked her. He helped himself to her body and her secrets. He has enemies everywhere. Laney Lancaster should hate Peter, but when she discovers him shirtless, sweaty, and chained up in the hotel’s dungeon, all she can think about is freeing him. Because she knows what it’s like to be trapped and alone. And she could use a dangerous friend.
They may be wrong for each other, but the instant they join forces, Laney and Peter are plunged into an odyssey of hot sex and dark danger. To survive, they must trust each other with their lives—and their hearts.
The very unusual use of linguistics to hunt is a highly original one and Macmillan is a standout character because of it – maybe too standout in fact, because Laney pales considerably (and rather stupidly) in comparison, consequently making the H/h a pair that was the furthest from being compatible. There were too many times I cringed because of Laney’s amateurish actions and every decision she made seemed to be the wrong one. For Macmillan to fall for someone like her after a one night stand was even more unbelievable; in fact, it seemed like he fell for her interpretation of lyrics and language rather than her personality or (apparent) bravery/silliness. The action sequences were breathtaking, but the indelible stain of the characters dimmed that too much for me to take a shine to the book.