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Review: MAN DOWN by Misty Evans

Title: Man Down (Shadow Force International, Spy Division, #3)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: Purchased from Amazon

Review by Amy

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I love books about married couples and second chance romance so Man Down by Misty Evans was such a treat for me! And married spies? Yes, please!

Man Down features Aidan and Bree, both former spies and an estranged couple. Bree is trying to convince Aidan to leave her uncle’s spa as head of security to work for Shadow Force International, hoping it will get her back in good graces with her boss. But, that task is proving harder than anticipated. Aidan is working on some other plans of his own and always trying to keep Bree safe in the process.

Man Down went fast for me. I found myself flipping pages and getting caught up in Aidan and Bree’s story, trying to figure out what would happen. I didn’t trust anyone around them. My favorite part was when Bree tried to pull a fast one over on Aidan and he was expecting it. I love how much they could read each other. I loved their chemistry together and sure hope to see more of them in future books.

If you are looking for a romantic suspense story that will have you turning pages, falling in love, and on the edge of your seat, give Man Down a read.

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Review: MAN KILLER by Misty Evans

Title: Man Killer (Spies of Shadow Force, #2)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Man Killer by Misty Evans is the second book in the Spies of Shadow Force series. If you like spies and romance, give this series a read. Man Killer features Mick and Cassandra, two unlikely spies. Mick is a SEAL recently rescued from prison by Shadow Force and Cassandra is Shadow Force’s chief operating officer and attorney. Together they are thrown into the world of espionage in order to save the world.

My favorite character of the story was probably Cassie. She is a serious person who wants to do her job well and open up her own law firm. She wants to ignore her attraction to Mick for fear of it messing with her life plan. Luckily her heart guides her on this mission and she can’t help but fall in love with him. Mitch isn’t too shabby either. He isn’t too sure of Beatrice and is skeptical he will ever join her team, but he understands when to step up for his country and for innocent humans around the world.

The best scenes were the ones where Cassie found her confidence and took control of situations whether it was when she was acting as her undercover character or just during the quiet moments with Mick.

Evans always writes great action scenes and the ones in Man Killer are no exception. They had my heart beating rapidly, flipping pages, and wondering how in the world everyone was going to get out alive! So, if you are looking for an entertaining romantic suspense book to read, give Man Killer a try!

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Review: DEADLY RESCUE by Misty Evans and Amy Manemann

Title: Deadly Rescue (SCVC Taskforce, #)

Author: Misty Evans & Amy Manemann

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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If you love romantic suspense and babies, give Deadly Rescue by Misty Evans and Amy Manemann a read! Weird combination, right? Well, not for the Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce. Cooper, Celina, Nelson, and Sophie were expecting a weekend of training for the SCVC Taskforce group and relaxation for Sophie, 36 weeks pregnant with twins.

Evans and Manemann wouldn’t let us just enjoy the intimacy between power couple Cooper and Celina or the newish love between Nelson and pregnant Sophie. Nope, they like to throw in a little danger. What happens when a training exercise turns real?

I have enjoyed this series from the beginning and the novellas like Deadly Rescue that are quick reads, still pick a punch and include everything the full length novels do – edge of your seat action, dreamy romance, off the charts chemistry, and a plot that has you wondering what will happen next. I highly recommend Deadly Rescue to any romantic suspense fan!

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Review: HOT WINTER NIGHTS by Jill Shalvis

Title: Hot Winter Nights (Hearbreaker Bay, # 6)

Author: Jill Shalvis

Category: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Suspense

Source: Borrowed from the Library

Reviewed by Amy

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I know when I pick up a Jill Shalvis story I will be thoroughly entertained with a fun storyline, hot chemistry, and witty dialogue. Hot Winter Nights was no different.  I have been reading the Heartbreaker Bay series a bit out of order, but they are still so much fun. In Hot Winter Nights, Molly and Lucas are center stage for the readers and their romance and personal challenges are quite engaging. 

Molly works at Hunt Investigations behind a computer. She is excellent at her job but wants to be out in the field. Problem is, her boss and her brother don’t think she is ready and would like to keep her safe. Lucas is recovering from being shot weeks ago and is going stir crazy at not being able to get back into the action. What a perfect time for him to tag along with Molly on an unsanctioned (by her boss) case of the “Bad Santa.” 

I love romantic suspense stories so I was glad Shalvis added a touch of it to Hot Winter Nights. While it is still very much a contemporary romance, the bit of suspense makes the story so much more interesting to me. She does a wonderful job weaving he romance, personal struggles, and investigation plots together. 

Most that read Shalvis’ books want the hot romance and they will get it in Hot Winter Nights. Lucas and Molly have undeniable chemistry, a relatively easy going relationship and just work so well. They feed off one another and it makes you wonder how they survived this long without one another. 

If you are looking for a contemporary romance story with a bit of suspense, give Hot Winter Nights a read. You will be hooked and ready for more books in the series!

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Review: MAN HUNT by Misty Evans

Title: Man Hunt (Spies of Shadow Force, #1)

Author: Misty Evans

Category: Romantic Suspense

Source: ARC Received from Author

Reviewed by Amy

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Man Hunt by Misty Evans is the first in the Spies of Shadow Force series as they form their Nemesis group. It’s fantastic! I am a big fan of anything spy-related so I was glad to see a series like this get started. Evans writes spies so incredibly well.

Ryker and Mia are such interesting characters from the beginning. They both have their secrets, but what spy doesn’t? Evans knows how to pull at a reader’s heartstrings, even when she writes big bad spies and SEALs. Just add in an adorable little boy and a dog who wants to be loved. 

Ryker and Mia are forced to work together to bring down an international criminal under the newly formed Nemesis division of Shadow Force International. What makes this story so interesting is that it is Mia’s first undercover operation and she and Ryker have only just met in person a days before they embark on the mission There are a lot of things that can go wrong. Will they get the job done? 

What did I like most about Man Hunt? The different plots that unfolded throughout the story. The overall mission was fresh and new as was going with Mia on her first mission. The romance between Ryker and Mia that developed was fun because they had to pose as a married couple. Evans writes some hilarious scenes between the two and also some very touching ones. I laughed a lot, I yelled a few times, and I felt my heart speed up with action and suspense. In the end, I finished the story with so much hope and a full heart. I can’t wait to read another Spies of Shadow Force book! 

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