Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Off the Edge (The Associates)

Off the Edge (The Associates) by Carolyn Crane

For deadly secret agent Peter Macmillan, language is a weapon—one he uses to hunt criminals, destroy plots, and charm enemies. Seducing information out of a beautiful singer in a Bangkok hotel should be easy…except this particular singer has the power to destroy his cool façade, and with it, his last defense against a dark past. 

He tricked her. He helped himself to her body and her secrets. He has enemies everywhere. Laney Lancaster should hate Peter, but when she discovers him shirtless, sweaty, and chained up in the hotel’s dungeon, all she can think about is freeing him. Because she knows what it’s like to be trapped and alone. And she could use a dangerous friend. 

They might be wrong for each other, but the instant they join forces, Laney and Peter are plunged into an odyssey of hot sex and dark danger. To survive, they must trust each other with their lives—and their hearts. 

Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane
Off the Edge (The Associates, #2)My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was really slow going. I mean, I'm glad the author did a ton of research into linguistics and what not, but it was boring. The plot was interesting, and enjoyable, but bogged down by chapter after chapter of correcting speach, explaining languages and words. It felt too much like a college lecture and not a Romantic Suspenseful book. The story moved very slow to begin with and that just made it worse. Finally about 75% into the book, the action picks up. I feel if that had happened sooner in the story, that it would have made 4 or 5 stars. I really feel it needs to be toned down a bit on the phonetics part. I skipped page after page to get through to the good parts. That's not a sign of a good story.

Although, Maxwell certainly made me "hot for teacher"

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