Thursday, August 13, 2009

Romance Book Review: The Mercenary

Author: Katherine Garbera
Series Connection: The Savage Seven
ISBN: 978-0758232106
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Fast paced action suspense about a woman, Olivia Pountuf, who sees her finance kill a man. She turns to her friend Anna, who is a private investigator for help. Anna send members of the Savage Seven mercenary team to help protect her friend Olivia. Included in the team is second in command Kirk Mann.

Kirk is a trained snipper. His life is his job. When he meets Olivia his realizes for the first time in a while that he might want to be someone different. While Kirk and the team try to protect Olivia from the man who wants to kill her, Olivia and Kirk fall in love. Can Kirk save Olivia and become the man she needs him to be?

I liked the general theme to this book. It was a well thought out suspense drama, but I had a hard time with the Olivia's character. I just wasn't sure if she lived up the to character she was suppose to be. While many romance novels make the characters overcome adversity, I think it is important to show that they might have a little in common other than sexual attraction and the heat of the moment to make a good couple. I can't see these two together after the situation is resolved.

Once upon a time, Kirk Mann led a normal life. Now, as second-in-command at Savage Seven, he takes on assignments no one else would dare to handle. Like protecting Olivia Pountuf, a sexy, pampered socialite who was engaged to the manager of a diamond mine - until she discovered her fiance's murderous business tactics. Kirk arrives in Johannesburg too late to stop Olivia being kidnapped, but rescuing her stirs up a firestorm of longing as hot as it is dangerous. And that's just the kind he likes...Olivia grew up believing that money would protect her. But the man she was to marry wants her dead, and the one person who makes her feel safe is a rough-around-the-edges ex-Marine who couldn't care less about wealth or privilege. Now, the only way to survive is to uncover an illicit scheme that others will kill again and again to protect, and trust in a desire that's veering straight out of control...

1 comment:

  1. I heart about this one, not sure where! It is so going on my TBR list!!!


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