Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dirty Deeds by S.E. Jakes

Title:  Dirty Deeds
Series:  Dirty Deeds #1
Author:  S.E. Jakes
Published:  Jan 13/14 by Riptide Publishing
Length:  94pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  m/m romantic suspense
Shelf:  netgalley

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Two seasoned operatives finally meet their match: each other.

Cillian works for the mysterious Special Branch 20: an organization that runs black ops commissioned by the British government. His specialty is deep undercover assignments with virtually no support. He’s been alone for so long that he no longer knows anything else.

Mal’s also used to being alone. Wanted in several states and even more countries, he’s not allowed in the vicinity of any of his former Navy SEAL teammates. And his current assignment is to track Cillian in order to discover the spook’s endgame. Except he’s no longer sure which one of them is getting played.

Cillian isn’t about to let the mission that’s consumed him for the past several years crumble because an outsider is poking around where he doesn’t belong. But Mal forces his way through Cillian’s defenses—and into his heart—exposing a devastating betrayal that could destroy them both.

My Review:

Dirty Deeds is a sinfully decadent read. This novella was hot & suspenseful while at the same time remaining fun & enjoyable. Jakes has a well written, approachable style that makes it easy for her readers to lose themselves in the pages of the story. She brings forward aspects of life that one rarely thinks of and wraps them up in an intensely gratifying suspense that will keep you on your toes. Jakes balances heat & power with vulnerability to create the perfect thrill.

I love how you get to know the main characters in the present with just hints at their path. They are both well developed with an air of mystery to them. I felt a connection with the main character right from the beginning of the story. His intensity increases the intensity of the story as a whole. Also, the fact that she places two alpha males together ramps up the storyline. They must balance who they are with each other alongside who they are by themselves.

It was a quick read that I couldn’t put down. One small word of warning, however. Jakes leaves us with a definite cliff-hanger (and one large book hangover) at the end of this one. So, as much as I’d qualify this as a must read, if you’re not a fan of cliff-hangers, I’d suggest waiting for the rest of the series to be released.

|  Goodreads  |  Shelfari  |  Riptide  |  Amazon  |  B&N  |  Indigo  |

No comments:

Post a Comment