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Eye of the Storm (Security Specialists International #1)

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  1,009 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Keely Walsh has three doctorates, five older brothers and has never met a situation she couldn't handle. While consulting with the NSA, she discovers sensitive government information indicating her brother, a private security operative, is in danger. Keely travels to the dangerous Triple Frontier in South America to warn him and his colleagues and finds the last thing she ...more
Kindle Edition, 167 pages
Published (first published April 1st 2010)
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4.25 stars

Overall, this was a very enjoyable romantic suspense story. I liked that the romance was front and center since with RS you never know. Most seem to spend too much time on the suspense plot which is not my preference.

Eye of the Storm was filled to the brim with an almost-supernatural level kickass heroine, sexy, alpha males and nonstop action/fighting scenes (It was like 1/2 love story, 1/2 summer action film)). The hero, Ren, was great. I totally enjoyed his character; he was affectio
Book Dish at Novel Thoughts with mad4rombks.

Book Dish is a new feature at Novel Thoughts. This isn't a review. It's Mad and Lillie honestly discussing a recent book. Book Dish will be full of SPOILERS. And possibly bad words. Except in this one, we will use "fudge ripple" instead of the f bomb because that's what our heroine does :D

Lillie: So we have Keely, our heroine. She has 5 brothers, all badass SEALs, Marines, etc. Her dad is a marine. She went to MIT at 13, got 3 doctorates, spent 5 days
This book was great! Keely the h was so capable and feisty! I loved her. And Ren the H was a total badass and tall, dark and hunky! It was insta-love which was fine by me- maybe more insta-lust, but feelings followed quickly. There was a lot of action in this due to a suspense storyline on the side. I thought the action was a little over the top, but very enjoyable. Keely and Ren were perfectly matched and both had crazy awesome military skills. Ren had 2 relationships in the past- neither laste ...more
Although I totally LOVED Ren and really liked Keely, this book was really outside the realm of belief for me.

I love a kick-ass heroine as much as the next girl, but come on, she aced sniper school, went through 5 days of SEALs Hell Week without anyone noticing (including two of her brothers that were INSTRUCTORS! How would no one notice a small woman participating in this!!! WTF?), black belts aplenty in Krav Maga (and did I mention she has no military background, only brothers and a father tha
You really can't take this book too seriously or you will find it too unbelievable to enjoy. For me, I love kick-ass heroines so Keely's over the top badassery was great. I could have done with one or two less times the bad guys came after her though. It was just one after the other. Ren was a great hero! I also wished Keely wasn't a virgin so their sexual experience was similar but I'm just glad he wasn't a manwhore. Oh and I was just a little uncomfortable with how open Keely was sexually with ...more
Love an over-the-top alpha male who only has eyes for the heroine. Keely was kick ass even if she was young. Ren was uber-alpha who couldn't get enough of Keely. Throw in some suspense and action and it was a near perfect story.
Full disclosure: I haven't finished the book yet. I'm not sure I can. I was literally cringing as I was reading it last night as the writing is just that bad. Just. That. Bad.

I love a good romance, especially one with a kick-ass heroine, but Keely is so utterly and completely unbelievable, and Ren is so one-dimensional that I'd honestly much rather read pretty much anything else than have to finish this book.

The "chemistry" between Keely and Ren (what kind of name is Ren anyway??) is ridiculou
Realised I already read this years back!
Entertaining read.At first,I thought,Wow!this chick is a total badass,then as I read futher along,I said,this has got to be a parody of an RS book.The heroine can do anything and kick ass like no one else,and after,just has a nice ole cry!She was a mini Rambette.
Loved the hero,he is everything Alpha and a possessive son of a gun,he is all " my woman" from the get go.
Final thoughts,yes,I enjoyed this book,and read it with a grain of salt.Non stop action till the end.Sexy times were written nicely
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I never complain about a book, generally because I feel that whether I like it or not, a person's story is their own and should be told. Having said that, I have just finished Eye of The Storm by Monette Michaels and I am shocked that it ever made it passed an editor. The premise of the story had merit and from the sample I read from Amazon I was quiet intrigued. After purchasing the book I was quickly shown the error of my ways...again.
The author worked so hard to build up a strong female prota
I'd hoped I'd want to read more of her books, but that isn't going to happen. The plot elements were just not believable to me. At points the story dragged. Just not for me.

There are two things that pop up constantly in the book that are very annoying:

Blood sugar. This heroine has an obsession with keeping her blood sugar in proper balance. It is mentioned a number of times in the book. Too many times. Compulsively.

More disturbing is the heroine's hyper awareness of wang sizes and wang hardness.
I loved this story no matter how many times I reread it.

Our h, Keely, was differed from many heroines because she was a kick-ass heroine. She could not only protect herself but also fight beside her brothers and H. She even saved them several times.

Don't take me wrong, Ren was as strong as other military heroes, and he was also totally alpha-male, it's just Keely can always defended herself, but she also enjoyed Ren's protectiveness.

Ren was a sweetheart, especially the way he treated Keenly fr
Probably the all time best alpha male book I've ever read. I mean these guys are alpha, alpha male. The heroine is also the most kick butt heroine I've ever read. Keely can definitely keep up with the macho big boys here, while maintaining her feminine side. Nice match, huh? This book was just WOW!!! Watching Keely tame Ren is extremely entertaining. Ren and Keely's story is nicely paced, intelligent, with a bit of humor, lots of action, good suspenseful storyline, and awesome romance with steam ...more
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Oh man talk about one kick ass heroine. This book starts off with the heroine kickin butt and saving the day and doesnt really stop. Has so many hot alpha men in it you want them all.. It also has some laugh outloud moments and a very funny scene about vegetables. I cannot wait for what I hope is a long series.
Dariza Rodriguez
Couldn't even finish the book. I started it but after reading how much of a bad ass the heroine is in every other page of the book I couldn't take it anymore. Don't get me wrong but I am all for a bad ass heroine who can kick ass and take out men bigger than her. but I don't like the fact that she came off a little too cocky for my taste. There were to many weird things going on like the fact that she was this attractive woman and all men wanted her because she was kick ass and had strawberry bl ...more
This would be a very tentative 3 stars.

Keely Walsh
Ren Maddox

This is definitely a place for these kinds of books. The kind of books where the reader is required to suspend all sorts of reality (or stretch it really far) in order to get to the story. Keely Walsh is a 21 year old, double Ph.D., working for MIT. She is the only girl in her family, with 5 older brothers, all of whom are uber alpha males (father is Colonel, brothers are Navy Seals and Marines). Growing up in this household, Keely was

(Iv quoted a few lines from the book to make a point!)

Then again if you read this review then you probably won't want to dedicate your time to reading this story.

The plot to this story got me interested, and thus I read the sample chapters for free on iBooks.
To say I was impressed at first would be a understatement. The heroine showed spunk and fire that was rather refreshing (as apposed to the damsel in distress.) The fact that Keely was the one saving her brother and the alpha male
Lee Anne
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Really disappointing actually. It has a good start, but then it became apparent that the heroine is Mary Sue. She has three PhDs by the age of 21, made it through Hell Week and Sniper School, and is really amazing at a lot of other stuff. Characters need flaws, and Keely seemingly has none, except the blood sugar thing and the tendency to want her own way all the time. She seemed pretty awesome at first, but I got bored with her after it became clear that she had no flaws or quirks to make her h ...more
This is the first book I've read by this author and I'm not too sure about it. Keely seemed a little too good to be true - 3 doctorates and combat experience and the ability to defeat most people without really breaking a sweat. And I didn't really feel her connection with Ren. They were attracted to each other but Ren's attitude to Keely seemed a little too forced. There is a lot of mention about her size and him wanting to protect her; despite her showing repeatedly that she can cope. But on t ...more
You can tell from the first sentence of the blurb that Keely is a Mary Sue.

"Keely Walsh has three doctorates, five older brothers and has never met a situation she couldn't handle."

She went to MIT at 13; she knows Krav Maga; she's gone through Marine Hell Week; she's gone to Sniper School; she's been trained with any and all weapons; she creates futuristic-only-seen-in-movies technology; she's a professional mountain climber; she's funny, she's sexy, she's perfect. Normally, this would bother me
Diana Tan
I cannot give a better praise for this book than to say that this is my favorite go to book when i need perking up or when i need a really good read or just whenever. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Read this a couple of years ago but I still cannot stop recommending this to my friends. Ren and Keely's love story is unforgettable. I love how Ren is so protective of Keely that it just makes her feel so loved and special. Read this book!!! Very highly recommended.
2.5 stars

This story was interesting enough to keep me reading. It's an adventure romance with a strong female lead and an alpha male.

The plot was very entertaining and I would pick up the next book in the series.

There were some parts in the story that were hard to believe. Certain events that kept happening were predictable. Keely's counterpart, Ren was a really dominant alpha male. I thought it was odd that since he was an alpha male, he didn't take any action in any of the dangerous events i
Theresa Giometti
Absolutely fabulous!

This is my third time reading this book. Keeley is a wonderful mix of warm, funny, smart and totally badass. Ren, her perfect match, is tough, sexy, tender, and lethal. I love a great romance without feeling like I need a therapist at the end to deal with the emotional backlash. These characters take me through the ups and downs of their relationship with real emotion and sensitivity. The secondary characters make you feel like you already know them and love them. I come back
While working with NSA, Keely discovers that her brother and the security operative he's working for are being set up. When she's unable to get in touch with her military dad or brothers for help, she goes alone to save him. It's not easy, but she makes it in time. She wasn't expecting Ren, her brother's boss and head of the security specialist to be so hot. Or so hard to resist. But he's over ten years older, and she knows he's probably not interested.

Ren is drawn to Keely immediately. He can't
Instalove, rushed and quite uninteresting
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Monette Michaels is a multi-published author of romantic suspense, paranormal, and scifi romance novels. She also writes sexier paranormal and romantic suspense novels under the pen name, Rae Morgan.

She is a native Hoosier and still lives in Central Indiana with her husband, son, and cat. The cat is the boss.
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