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Seduction Game by Pamela Clare
Series: I-Team #7
Published by Inter Mix on October 20th 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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CIA officer Nick Andris wants revenge. His last mission failed after a Georgian arms smuggler killed his lover. He’s been tailing a woman for three weeks hoping she will lead him to his target. But there’s a problem with the intel. Holly Elise Bradshaw is nothing more than an entertainment writer with a love for sex and designer clothes. Clearly someone at Langley made a mistake . . .
When Holly finds herself in trouble, the only weapons at her disposal are her brains and her body. But they won’t be enough to handle the man who’s following her. He’s going to turn her world upside-down.
The I-team series is one of my favorites; and I love romantic suspense since it combines mystery and action with romance. The last few books have taken the story away from the newspaper and investigative journalism stories. The people are still connected to the I-team and friends with them in some way. This is Holly’s story. I liked this better since Holly was at work during some of the story.
Holly has always been friends with the I-team group but a bit separate because she is the entertainment / social reporter. She talks freely about men and sex and fashion and shoes. She seems a bit of a diva but she does write well and knows what is happening in the world. Of course, she has social skills.
This gives us the inside story on Holly, from her perspective, and WOW. It is unexpected and amazing. I love Holly, more than I could have imagined. (Although, I still have no interest in shoes.)
Nick gets thrown into a mess, difficult and dangerous, and does the best he can. He seems a bit of the strong and silent type to me. He doesn’t come off as flashy; he just does what he needs to do. He misreads Holly initially, everyone does, but once he knows the real deal, he’s solid.
The whole I-team family of couples jumps into the fray and it’s great to see them. They all have their individual endearing qualities. It’s wonderful, comforting to have them here.
Seduction Game is an unexpected joy. If you like romantic suspense and this series, you will love it. I do recommend the whole series and not just this book. One needs the whole background and the building of the world and characters to get the inside jokes and understand some relationships better.
Books in the I-Team series (there are some novellas also, not included on this list):
- Extreme Exposure
- Hard Evidence
- Unlawful Contact
- Naked Edge
- Breaking Point
- Striking Distance
Giggle worthy quote:
There was a large sign on the door that read, “Eye and ear protection required beyond this point.”
Holly wondered if she should tell Marc and Julian, then decided against it.
This was going to be fun.
She pulled out the shooting glasses and hearing –enhanced earmuffs she’d picked up when she’d bought the Glock – both flaming pink – and slipped them on.
“You’re going to need ear and eye pro….” Julian said, his words dying off when he turned toward her and found her ready to go. “Oh. You brought some. Great.”
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