Player – A Deadliest Lies Novel by Michele Mannon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great story and terrific romance!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤
The setting: Mexico, A Cargo Ship, Cork, Ireland
The Hero: Finn McDuff – works as a hitman for TORC, a privately owned security corporation that takes jobs for the government that even the CIA won’t take. His boss, Hayden is ruthless and will take out anyone that gets in his way. Finn is tracking down the seller and buyer of a cargo of Uranium for his company.
The heroine: Clarissa Steele – a reporter that was fired from her job for getting caught in a compromising position with her Boss. The boss got a promotion and she lost everything. She is tracking down the story about the Uranium as her ticket to the big time and getting back everything she lost.
The Love Story: Clarissa was told by a source that Finn works for the CIA and he doesn’t set her straight. She thinks he is working undercover to take down the Irish Mob and the seller of the Uranium. Finn suggests they work together and they pose as a couple while in Ireland.
Finn wants to get the attention of the mob boss O’Brien, who is big into the underground fight scene, so he gets in to the fights. I loved the way Finn would do something to Clarissa and she would get back at him She could definitely hold her own and then some.
The romance was super steamy, Finn and Clarissa have some mad chemistry going and I enjoyed the romance as much as the story about the investigation. I don’t know what it is about the way Michele Mannon writes romance but so far I have really loved her portrayal of the Hero’s in these stories. They are big, strong, handsome, tough and dominant but they are also good and they treat the women like women want to be treated. Though they don’t always do what is right, they aren’t mean and cruel like a lot of Heroes in romance and they are definitely not boring either!
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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