Sunday, October 30, 2011

Circle of Desire - Carla Swafford

Book Blurb:
As the top assassin at The Circle, a shadowy group of mercenaries, Olivia St. Vincent can hunt down anyone. She's been trained since she was a teenager to kill without feeling, to interact with men without love. But when she's kidnapped by the enigmatic leader of a rival organization, she learns she's been lied to for years. She never worked for the good guys.

Collin Ryker believes the sultry woman he's abducted knows more than she's telling about The Circle and its plans for complete domination. Over time, as they work together, Olivia's tenacity and vulnerability captivate him. But if he isn't careful, Collin will fall into the biggest trap of all: caring for a woman who can betray him to his greatest enemy.

In My Own Words:
On her way back to base, Olivia is abducted by a team of people that she believes are the enemy.  As the top assassin for The Circle, she takes out some of the worlds most dangerous and despicable men, or so she thinks.  While in captivity with OS, the company that branched off from The Circle, Collin Ryker must get Olivia to not only be a team player, with HIS team, but get intel she may have about The Circle and it's chief operator.  Olivia is shaken to her core when she realizes that the work she has done for many years, hasn't been for the good of mankind.  The only thing that can make her whole again, is love.  Can Collin provide what she needs?

Notable Quote:
"Damn, she's going to be pissed again.  We can't keep knocking her out." Collin scoped her into his arms. "let's go.  Thank goodness we've got a private plane back."

"I'm all for dumping her out over Texas." Rex followed, leaving the cleanup for his crew.

"Now what has Texas ever done to you?"

This book had many facets of suspense involved, which I really liked.  For a while, you weren't sure if Olivia was working for the good guys or the bad guys.  The secondary characters were easy to like, Rex...I have a soft spot for him.  The romance scenes were spicy and well written.  I guess my complaint about it would be that the sex scenes seemed to be....forced.  Like they were added just to have them in there.  Some of them, I remember saying...huh?  Like I said, they were well written, I just thought a lot of them were unnecessary and out of place.  The budding relationship with Collin and Olivia was fun to watch.  The unease of both of them, not sure who to trust, and the quips between them both, was very entertaining.  I am curious to see where this series goes, there were lots of twists and turns in this one, and intrigue is high for me for the 2nd book.

No comments:

Post a Comment