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Thursday, May 11, 2017

#Review #Giveaway The Boss by @MelSchroeder @TastyBookTours

They’ll need to get out alive before they can have a second chance at love.

Melissa Schroeder
Releasing May 1, 2017
Entangled Select Suspense

Sick of the spy game, former CIA operative Vic Walker takes time off from his security firm to figure out just what he wants out of life. But peace and quiet isn’t in the cards with a former business partner and ex-lover like MacKenzie Donovan.

Mac doesn’t like asking for help from anyone, but this latest case has her in a little over her head. She crashes back into Vic’s life with the CIA, the Russian Mob, and the FBI, on her tail after a job goes south.

But even as old feelings rise to the surface while they’re busy dodging bullets, the authorities, and mobsters, they’ll need to get out alive before they can have a second chance at love.

REVIEW - 4 Stars

The Boss by Melissa Schroeder was a well written story by an author I have not read before. With plenty of intrigue, banter, heat, and suspense, it is a story worth reading. It had an original storyline, with a super bad ass heroine, and an equally bad ass hero. When you put two super bad asses together, heads are bound to roll and tempers will definitely flair.
Vic Walker, former CIA and independent intelligence contractor extraordinaire has just been dragged back into the game by his ex on again/ off again lover, Mac. She is former MI6 with so many emotional shields, her heart is near in penetrable. For two super savvy and fearless individuals, feelings are a no go area and they don’t dare voice them. What does it matter that Vic left because he wanted more from Mac and that Mac has been a complete wreck since he has been gone because of the depth of her hidden feelings for him. Their relationship is like high school, but with super-duper secret agents.  
When a government contract goes array and the shit hits the fan, Vic and Mac have to try and work together with a ginormous elephant in the room. Both are foreign to feelings and trying to work out everything during a highly emotional and stressful time isn’t easy. It’s not the easiest to deal with a great amount of lust and super stressful emotional situations. Their banter was great and went toe to toe with each other.
There were other smaller storylines weaved in with the main story featuring secondary characters that were interesting. I’m hoping that these will be transitioned into stories about these characters. I love when secondary characters get their own book. While I had a feeling of how the story ended while I was reading, the author was still able to make it enjoyable and not feel predictable.
While I enjoyed the book, I felt like I needed more of the history of Vic and Mac to fully engross myself in their story. I am usually not a fan of past flash backs but it may have enhanced what I felt for them as a couple. I kind of felt like I was missing parts of them. While I liked them together and seeing Mac have to open herself up and be vulnerable, I think I would have been all in with them if I had been able to see aspects of their beginning.
This story was a solid 4 star read and I look forward to reading more from Melissa Schroeder.

From an early age, USA Today Bestselling author Melissa Schroeder loved to read. First, it was the books her mother read to her including her two favorites, Winnie the Pooh and the Beatrix Potter books. She cut her preteen teeth on Trixie Belden and read and reviewed To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school. It wasn’t until she was in college that she tried to write her first stories, which were full of angst and pain, and really not that fun to read or write. After trying several different genres, she found romance in a Linda Howard book.

Since her first published book , Mel has had over 60 short stories, novellas, and novels published. She has written in genres ranging from historical to contemporary to futuristic and has worked with 8 publishers although she handles most of her publishing herself. She is best known for her Harmless and Santini series.

After years of following her military husband around the country and world, Mel happily lives with her family in horse and wine country in Northern Virginia.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the review!
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