Monday, March 13, 2017

Review: Wildfire by Anne Stuart

Wildfire Wildfire by Anne Stuart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Her power-hungry husband takes pleasure in her pain, but she’s done playing the victim.

Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love—and marrying—her target. Now she’s paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he’s also a psychopath. She’s been a virtual prisoner, and the time has come for retribution—and escape.

Undercover agent Malcolm Gunnison has his orders: get intel from Sophie’s arms-dealer husband, then kill him. He plans to get rid of her, too, if she gets in his way, but he’s unprepared when she gets under his skin instead. Whose side is she on? And what is she hiding behind those mesmerizing eyes?

Sophie vowed to never fall for another man again, but this sexy undercover agent is different. With danger mounting, can Malcolm and Sophie trust each other—and their growing passion—enough to get out of this operation alive?

My biggest complaint about this book is all the internal dialogue. That being said...if you're stuck on a remote island by yourself, who are you going to talk too? I'd be having an insane amount of internal dialogue too and I'm doing it right now. What can you say about Malcolm? When I think about him, I see Michael from Nikita. I don't know if Anne Stuart was writing this guy with him in mind but seriously that's who enters my mind and doesn't step out. I imagine "The Commitee" is a lot like Section One and the players are so similar that it was mind-boggling. That's kind of why I rated this differently that I probably should have. Could I have knocked off a star for it being not as intense as the other series - Sure. However, I really saw the parallels I stated above and it took me back and was kind of nostalgic. That's why I really loved it. I loved that Malcolm was a total tool and that he wasn't the nicest person. There was some good heat in this book but nothing OTT and out of the ordinary. I couldn't wrap my mind around how Sophie could even fall for her "husband" because he was a psychotic weirdo to the ninth degree. He's definitely what mama always warned you about. Overall, I think if you love Anne Stuart's work, you're going to read this no matter what other people say and I enjoyed it. Of course, I'm in the minority I'm finding after talking with some blogging friends but they're also 10 years younger than me and not old enough to remember Le Femme Nikita and draw similarities.

I was given a copy of this ARC from the publisher on NetGalley for an honest review. All of the above comments are my express opinions and no one else's.

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