It's kinda hard for me to give an unbiased review of this book, but it actually wasn't that bad. If I wasn't so down on Brockmann and the way this serIt's kinda hard for me to give an unbiased review of this book, but it actually wasn't that bad. If I wasn't so down on Brockmann and the way this series has gone the last few books I think I might have liked it better.
Series Note: Sixteenth book in the Troubleshooters series. And yeah, jumping in on this book would probably be a bad idea because there is a massive amount of backstory going on.
Summary: Ever since his wife left him, Izzy Zanella has been trying to figure out what happened and how to get over her. Now that he's on medical leave from his SEAL team, he's decided it's time to track Eden down and put there marriage to rest, once and for all. But once he's around Eden again, passion arises. And Eden needs his help to try to gain custody of her younger brother from her abusive, addict parents.
In order to make sure she gets custody of Ben, Eden enlists the help of her estranged older brother, Dan Gillman, one of Izzy's SEAL teammates. Dan, recovering from a serious injury, and his girlfriend, Jenni, come to Vegas to help. But things go AWOL when Ben catches the attention of some seriously bad guys. Izzy, Eden, Dan and Jenni will have a lot on their hands as they try to keep Ben safe and work out the kinks in their relationships.
Review: What to say....what to say...what to say...
Yeah. I almost didn't read this book period. As it was, I let it gather dust on my shelf for nearly a year. This series used to be one of my absolute favorites. I eagerly anticipated each new release. Two of the books and two of the couples are some of my all-time favs. But my enjoyment of this series has plummeted to rock bottom. I won't get into why...it's just beating a dead horse...but suffice it to say, I had little desire to read this book. The only reason I did was to wrap up the Izzy/Eden storyline. And I wouldn't have read this one if the reviews hadn't assured me Izzy and Eden ended up together.
So what did I think of the actual book? Well, it was okay. Nowhere near as good as the old school books in this series. Other than the main characters being part of the continuing cast, this didn't entirely feel like a Troubleshooters book. It felt kinda segregated from the tone of the other books. But I did like the suspense plot. It's dark and deals with some unpleasant themes (human trafficking, child abuse, rape, etc) but it was interesting, intense at times and well done. It was definitely something that kept me reading and wanting to know what would happen next.
I did enjoy Izzy and Eden, for the most part. Izzy is such a goofball character. Sometimes he comes off as rather immature but it's not too annoying. And I actually rather like Eden. I know not everyone did...I think I was one of the few who liked her in the book where she and Izzy got married. I just think she's a really strong character to have been able to get where she was after the way she grew up.
I was a little disappointed in the relationship between Izzy and Eden. Things between them are rather antagonistic and they have absolutely no ability to communicate with each other. For a large chunk of the book the two act a certain way and say certain things because that's what they think the other wants. It was irritating. I was disappointed also with how their relationship went at the end. They are at serious odds and then in the blink of an eye, when their lives are in danger, suddenly their spouting their love for each other and there's never a scene where you feel like the reconcile their differences and misunderstandings. I just didn't feel like they'd done anything to put their relationship right. I wanted more.
Then there's Jen and Dan. Ugh. Dan is such a total asshat. I haven't like that guy at all in any of the previous books he was in. And I couldn't stand him in the last book where he hooked up with Jen. He was a total and utter douchebag. I don't understand at all why Jen stayed with him after the way he treated her and the reasons he hooked up with her. So yeah...I had little invested in reading this part of the story. And they take up a good chunk of the book. Maybe toward the end Dan gets a little better but I never truly liked the guy and I think Jen should have tossed him off a cliff and found someone better.
There were good parts of the book, though. I liked Ben and the parts involving him. How everyone pulled together to protect Ben. Then there's Neesha...such a sad story there, but also a bit uplifting because of how things end up. And as always, the book is well-written. Brockmann knows how to tell a story, even if I don't agree with the story that she is telling.
So what's the bottomline? I haven't a clue. My opinion is jaded because of what's gone on with this series lately. I liked parts of the books, others I was indifferent to, and some parts I didn't like. So I guess that makes it a fairly average book.
WARNING, this book contains: dark themes involving child sexual slavery, human trafficking, rape, etc...more
I had a tough time deciding what to rate this book. My opinion of it seemed to go back and forth. So in the end, I settled for middle gRating: 2.5 / 5
I had a tough time deciding what to rate this book. My opinion of it seemed to go back and forth. So in the end, I settled for middle ground at 2.5 stars.
In this fifteenth installment of the Troubleshooters, author Suzanne Brockmann brings two past characters back into focus: Sam & Alyssa, along with a host of other recurring characters.
The Troubleshooters and a few moonlighting SEALS from Team 16 travel to NYC to help Assemblywoman Maria Bonavita with security measures since she has gotten a few threats. Alyssa heads the team with her husband Sam as her second. They bring baby Ashton with them, thinking it will be a quick, low-intensity mission and a bit of a vacation for them. Joining them from the SEALS are Izzy Zanella, Dan Gillman, Jay Lopez, Dan Gillman, and Tony Vlachic.
Once they arrive in NYC it's not long before they realize that the threat is much more serious than they previously thought. A heart is found in Maria's assistant's (Jenn's) desk drawer. It turns out to be a human heart so now the team must scramble to figure out what it going on. FBI Agent Jules Cassidy gets the case and he brings his husband Robin with him.
The investigation commences and the various characters interact with each other. Sam worries about Alyssa, Alyssa worries about Sam, Gillman pursues Jenn for a two-week fling, Izzy and Gillman clash, etc. It all comes to a head when Sam realizes the killer they are looking for is actually The Dentist, a serial killer Alyssa has been looking for for years (and who was featured in a Sam/Alyssa short story a while back). And now he's got his sights set on Alyssa.
So...what did I think of this book? Well...it didn't entirely work for me on several different levels. I'll start with the simple ones first.
Dan Gillman and Dan/Jen: This one's pretty straightforward. I can't stand Gillman. He was a total asshole in prior books and my opinion didn't change in this one. He completely manipulates Jenn into a two week relationship because he wants to get some. And he goes for her because she's the "chunky" friend of a beautiful woman, therefore probably desperate for attention. So wrong. Then he cries on purpose to get sympathy and to keep her from second guessing sleeping with him.
Really, this is the kind of character I'm supposed to like? Brockmann, I suppose, tries to soften him and make readers sympathetic to him by giving him a very dysfunctional family and currently suffering from a head injury and/or PTSD, but that didn't change the fact that he was a world class jerk. At least to me. Jenn deserves much better than him.
Because of all that, I didn't have much interest in the chunks of the book featuring him. It was kind of like watching a train wreck.
Sam/Alyssa: Okay, I didn't really have any problems with them or how either were presented. I did enjoy getting to catch up with them and "seeing" them together. They're one of my all-time favorite H/H's and so I never mind reading about them.
At the same time, with them being the focus of the book and no new H/H (Dan and Jenn don't count), the level of romantic anticipation really went down for me. I missed there being a new romance with an HEA at the end. Which is, I suppose, why I've never really been interested in those Eve Plumb, JD Robb running series with a single heroine or H/H.
Robin/Jules: Again, I was okay with this part. I think those two are so sweet together. Maybe you could say Jules doesn't have utter and complete trust in Robin and baby's him a bit...but ya know what, it's warranted. Robin is a recovering addict who could very easily slide back into past habits. If Jules has take actions to keep that from happening then I have no problem with that. But aside from that, I enjoy reading about those two. Jules is a fantastic character and one of the best things about reading the Troubleshooters series.
The suspense plot: Honestly, it was just okay for me. A little to low-intensity, not enough detail and a bit too secondary in the story. I just thought it could have been a much stronger element of the book.
Now, moving on to the more nebulous reason that I felt sort of disconnected from this book. I guess you could call it a lingering hangover from what was the Sophia/Dave/Decker fiasco in Dark of Night. Or maybe it's that I've lost some faith in the author because of DoN and some of the author's comments. I fell into the camp that had been fully expecting a Sophia/Decker pairing, that the things I'd read in previous books were leading up to that point. I know not everyone felt that way, but that's the way it came across to me.
And so now I find myself utterly leery and wary of any multi-book romance that the author is writing. Because how can I get invested in a couple - as I did with Max/Gina and Alyssa/Sam - when the author has so recently shown that she'll go whatever way suits her fancy, even if it goes against earlier writings?
That's how I felt while reading the sections of this book dealing with Izzy and Eden. I really like those two together; they seem to suit each other. So I'm hoping they'll be able to work things out. And there were parts of this book that appeared to be very pro-Izzy/Eden...with Izzy saying he loved her, wanted her back, had gone to try to see her, etc, etc. Which made me happy, and yet I kept thinking back to Sophia/Decker and what the author did there. It left me with little faith in believing what direction the author was going. Especially when Brockmann added the awkward scenes between Izzy and Maria. It just left me envisioning a book where Izzy and Eden part ways and the author later stating something along the lines of 'how could you expect those two to stay together when they married for reasons other than love, when Eden was barely 18, and went through what they went through' as she did with the whole Sophia/Decker thing.
And all that fosters that disconnected feeling I had while reading because I no longer have faith in where the author is heading with the multi-book romances. It's a disappointing thing, for this reader, because I've really loved this series up until the previous book. Gone Too Far and Breaking Point are two of my all-time favorite books, and Max/Gina and Sam/Alyssa are two of my all-time favorite romance couples. So to end up at this point, where I'm so disappointed with what's going on with the series, it just really disappointing.
Will I read the next book, which will be the last Troubleshooters book for a while? Probably. I've come this far, might as well read one more. After that, who knows?...more
I debated for quite a while about what to say regarding why I didn't like this book. And I pretty much came to the conclusion that it really didn't maI debated for quite a while about what to say regarding why I didn't like this book. And I pretty much came to the conclusion that it really didn't matter what I said. As I've seen elsewhere on the 'net when it comes to "discussions" about this book, anyone who dares to not like it is most often accused of being narrow-minded and throwing a temper tantrum because the pairings didn't end up the way the reader wanted them too. Which is NOT why I didn't like this book. It IS a factor, but not the deciding one. But I know that no matter what I say, or how I say it, it won't matter. Dislike of this book is equated strictly with anger over who didn't end up together romantically.
So what's the point of going through my reasons when they won't matter in the end? I'm just going to go with: I didn't like this book and the only reason I kept reading was to see what happened with Tess and Nash (and to get me Sam fix).
I had a little bit of a hard time getting into this book, I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's partly because I prefer Brockmann's longer books to theI had a little bit of a hard time getting into this book, I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's partly because I prefer Brockmann's longer books to the shorter ones she wrote, and it's also probably partly to the story itself.
No Ordinary Man was the only Harlequin Intrigue book that Brockmann wrote, published back in 1990. It's about a divorced mom, Jess, trying to make ends meet. She rents out an apartment in her house to earn money. Her newest tenant is Rob Carpenter, a quiet, taciturn man who she's hopelessly attracted to. She knows he's attracted to her as well, but he keeps pulling away and won't tell her anything about himself. Jess comes to realize the man is all about secrets, but that doesn't stop the way she feels about him. The bigger problem, though, is that there is a serial killer on the loose and some of the things she knows about Rob make her wonder...what if? Then the FBI gets involved, convinced that Rob is there man. Jess doesn't want to believe it, but Rob has so many walls, keeps so much to himself, that she doesn't know what to think.
It's easy to tell that this is an older HQ Intrigue book because it's got more romance than the newer ones do. The majority of the story is about the relationship between Jess and Rob than about the serial killer...I actually think this book should have been published for Silhouette Intimate Moments than HQ Intrigue, but that's just my opinion.
I got a little bored for a while in this book because Jess and Rob just kept going around in circles. They want each other, but Rob pulls away, Jess pushes back, Rob gives a little, then pulls back. Over and over. It just got a little old.
And I HATE it in books when the heroine suspects the hero might be doing something awful, even if it's a vague suspicion, but they keep going on like everything's normal. I'm sorry, but if I have the vaguest doubt that my lover could possibly be a sadistic serial killer, I'm not gonna be sleeping with him again. Jess may have been 99% sure he was a good guy, but she still had that 1% doubt that should have been respected.
But I did like the characters, the romance had it's moments, and the plot was okay. For me, though, there was just something that didn't engage me as a reader, yet at the same time, I was able to keep reading without any trouble. ...more
I've been impatiently waiting to read this book since Brockmann started talking about it in her newsletters, but it was well worth the wait. This wasI've been impatiently waiting to read this book since Brockmann started talking about it in her newsletters, but it was well worth the wait. This was a fantastic book. However, if you're looking for a book with a feel-good ending, this is NOT the one. Because even though the "main" couple, Vinh and Hannah, do get their happy ending, just about every other aspect of this book will leave you feeling ragged and unsettled.
There are a lot of storylines in this book, a lot of characters - and unless you've been reading the other Troubleshooters books, you're probably going to feel more than a little confused. It's easier to keep track of everything if you're already familiar with the characters and past storylines. So I'd recommend not just randomly picking up this book.
The main storyline revolves around Vinh Murphy and Hannah Whitfield. Vinh's wife, and Hannah's best friend, was murdered in the book Hot Target and since then Vinh has been on a path of self-destruction and Hannah hasn't been doing much better. So throughout this book, both must find peace within themselves while dealing with their feelings for each other AND the fact that Vinh might just have murdered someone during one of his blackout moments.
There are two other major storylines running through the book. One involves SEAL Izzy Zanella, who finds himself mixed up with 18-year-old Eden Gillman, sister of one of his SEAL teammates. And the second involves many members of the Troubleshooters squad, but has a semi-focus on the fact that something very serious is going on with James Nash (Flashpoint). There's also parts about Sophia/Decker, Decker's "issues" and a whole bunch of other stuff.
And, as Sam Starrett would say, it's a major clusterfuck (or is it a goatfuck?) when they all end up in the same life or death situation.
There's a lot going on in this book. I've read some reviews that were really negative, but honestly, I really enjoyed all the different aspects of the book. It was kind of like coming home to old friends, reading about all the characters. And I think Brockmann did a really great job of blending all the separate storylines into one cohesive unit that actually worked. I wasn't ever confused by anything, and there weren't parts where I thought things were forced or where I scoffed. It all fit to me.
I can understand, though, why other readers weren't happy with the ending up this book, about how...unfinished...it is. Because, as I said, the ending will leave you feeling a bit drained and wanting more. Unlike some others, though, I'm not disappointed in Brockmann for doing it. I think the way everything played out was as it should have been. I can't see any of it coming out any other way (without the book being about 1000pages). And I was a bit mollified knowing that the next book isn't too far off (Feb.), and that, according to Brockmann, it will - timeline wise - begin the day after this one ended.
Even so, there is a lot of this book that left me feeling unsettled. And when I finished, I was just like "whew, that was rough." I won't say more so as not to spoil anyone... But for the one happy ending couple, Hannah and Vinh, I really enjoyed their story. Sure, maybe they didn't get as much face time as focus-couples of past books, but I was satisfied with what they got. I really liked both characters and was glad to see them get themselves straightened out after all they'd been through. And I was really happy with the future plans Brockmann gave them. It fit perfectly.
Other good parts of the book...Izzy just cracks me up. He's got such an amusing personality. The Nash storyline - I was really glad Brockmann revisited whatever was going on with him in the last book (or was it the book before that?). And I also think, even though it's a bit heartbreaking, that what she's done with the character is very fitting. Loved the involvement of all the other Troubleshooters, the progression of some of the running storylines/relationships. I'll be very interested to see where she goes with them.
As for Izzy and the 18-year-old. Hmm, mostly I'm pretty ambivalent about the age thing there. I know some thought it was rather nasty, but I wasn't really bothered by it. It was mostly a non-issue for me. I thought more about how horribly everyone treated poor Eden. She is definitely one tragic heroine. And I'm really curious about her plans for that relationship.
Overall, this book just thoroughly snagged me. From the very beginning I was completely hooked and had to force myself to put it down and get some sleep. Then I picked it right back up again as soon as I could after I woke up. Every aspect pulled me and had me wanting to know more. I've got really no complaints about the book...I mean, sure there's a lot left open, but that's why the next book will be out quicker than normal. I can handle that.
So what's the bottomline for Troubleshooters fans? I think this is going to be a book with no middle ground for readers. They are either going to love it or or they're going to hate it. For me, I absolutely LOVED it....more
Since this is a time-travel book, I wasn't sure I'd like it and it took me a while to get into it, but once I did, it was pretty good.
The time machineSince this is a time-travel book, I wasn't sure I'd like it and it took me a while to get into it, but once I did, it was pretty good.
The time machine that Chuck Della Croce spent his life developing has turned into a nightmare. People who were supposed to be on his side have turned out to be the bad guys and now people are dying. Including the one woman he loves more than life. To make things right, he goes back in time, back to Maggie, to get her to convince his younger self, Charles, to stop all work on figuring out time-travel. Problem is, the bad guys have followed him. And not only that, the feelings between him and Maggie, and his younger self and Maggie, have gotten everything all mixed up.
Usually time-travel stories just don't appeal to me, and I can't say I loved this book, but it was a nice, short romance. I enjoyed the characters, especially the Charles/Chuck contrast. It was interesting how the relationships played out. And a bit sad too because one of the the Charles' had to go away because there couldn't be two. More than once I wasn't quite sure which Charles to root for...even if they were the same person.
But all in all, nice light reading. It's definitely not anything like Brockmann's Troubleshooters books, so don't read it if you're want something like those. This book is just a short romance (like a Silhouette book). If you like those, or you're a diehard Brockmann fan, then I'd recommend reading it....more
3.5 stars actually...A short, sweet love story. The kind of thing to read when you want a basic romance that will make you smile and believe in happil3.5 stars actually...A short, sweet love story. The kind of thing to read when you want a basic romance that will make you smile and believe in happily-ever-after. It's not real involved and pretty simple storyline wise. Which is typical of a category romance book. But it was a nice read.
It's an older Brockmann book and very different from what she produces these days. So if you're a fan of the Troubleshooters series, it's not a given you'll like this book. I'd compare it to something you'd find from the Silhouette Special Edition line....more
**spoiler alert** ** spoiler alert ** One of a handful of books that made me cry. And not just get teary eyed, but actually cry.
This one is the first**spoiler alert** ** spoiler alert ** One of a handful of books that made me cry. And not just get teary eyed, but actually cry.
This one is the first book in Brockmann's Navy SEAL Team 16 series. I got this one to read after randomly reading the 6th book in the series.
Anyway, good book. It's about team commander Tom Paoletti who is on medical leave after sustaining a head injury in a helicopter explosion. He has residual dizziness, and possibly paranoia as side effects. So he goes back to his hometown where he was once a tot...more One of a handful of books that made me cry. And not just get teary eyed, but actually cry.
This one is the first book in Brockmann's Navy SEAL Team 16 series. I got this one to read after randomly reading the 6th book in the series.
Anyway, good book. It's about team commander Tom Paoletti who is on medical leave after sustaining a head injury in a helicopter explosion. He has residual dizziness, and possibly paranoia as side effects. So he goes back to his hometown where he was once a total bad boy. At the same time he's there, the girl he was in love with as a 19 year old (she was 15...they only ever kissed) has returned home to take care of her dying father (she's a doc.). At the airport, Tom thinks he sees a man who is a terrorist known as The Merchant. The only problem is the Merchant is thought dead. Tom doesn't know whether he really saw him or his head injury made him think he did. The book, then, is about his romance with Kelly, and the terrorist.
Brockmann's style in these books is a little difficult to get used to. The book isn't just about the male/female pairing and the suspense plot. She actively uses supporting characters as more than just people to move the story along. They have full-fledged roles and romances...not as focused on as the main two, but still fairly major roles. Sometimes they are other members of Team 16, sometimes they are relatives of the other characters. Also in the 2 books I've read, she has sections that look back on some point in the past. With this book, it was scenes involving Kelly's father and Tom's great-uncle and their time as spies in WW2 France.
At first, it's a little difficult to keep your head in the book because the scenes are going back and forth between all the characters involved and the history scenes. But then once you get into all the stories being told, you don't really mind. There was a really great romance between Tom's niece, and this geek named David. The history scenes were interesting, maybe longer than they needed to be, but they were a pretty big part of the story as they explained why Kelly's father and Joe's uncle acted the way they did, which in turn played a role in how the book ended. So everything tied together.
The end made me cry. It was so sad/tragic/poignant. And absolutely fitting. I think I liked it better than the other one I read, #6, but I'm not sure. The books are in a way very connected. The characters don't just pop up in their individual book, they have roles in the other books. The male/female lead from #6 are first introduced in #1, and the male/female lead from #1 are major players in #6. It adds a completely new aspect to the 6th book (which is why they should be read in order). So I kinda see some of the things from #6 in a different light now that I've read #1...more
This book might not appeal to many Brockmann fans. It's a different type of book than her Troubleshooters and TDD series. Embraced By Love is more ofThis book might not appeal to many Brockmann fans. It's a different type of book than her Troubleshooters and TDD series. Embraced By Love is more of a traditional romance about two people in love who find their ideals and goals for the future clashing and almost destroying their relationship. If you're a Brockmann fan looking for something suspenseful and similar to her popular books, then you may want to skip this one....more
**spoiler alert** Book 5 in the series. And hmmm...I didn't particularly dislike this story, but I didn't exactly love it either. It was just sort of**spoiler alert** Book 5 in the series. And hmmm...I didn't particularly dislike this story, but I didn't exactly love it either. It was just sort of the next story in the series, containing needed details for book 6 to make sense.
In this one there is SEAL Mike Muldoon, and Joan DaCosta, a White House PR rep. SEAL Team Sixteen is to receive an award for the president so he is coming to the base they train out of, and since it is an election year, the White House wants to do it in public along with having the SEALs do a demonstration. Joan is the White House liason and Mike is the SEAL one. None of the SEALs are happy about the whole thing, some of them have a bad feeling that there will be a terrorist strike, but the White House won't call it off.
There is more of the Sam/Alyssa dynamic in this book, but thrown in Max Bhagat, FBI head of the counterterrorism group, to the mix. I love all three of those characters, so I enjoyed reading about them. Also part of the book is Mary Lou, who is in an unhappy marriage with Sam, and Ibraham Raham, the gardner in the neighborhood Sam and Mary Lou live in.
I think part of the problem with this story was that there were a number of characters that I didn't really like. Mary Lou is annoying as hell. I really could have done without, but unfortunately, she was entirely necessary to the plot. Joan really ticked me off at times. She was very patronizing and judgmental. Mike was kinda cool, but I've liked the other SEALs better. The storyline itself was fairly interesting, so that was good.
The historical section was subpar, in my opinion. It involved Joan's grandparents and how the met and got married. It just didn't have the meat of the other historical parts in the other books.
On a whole, it wasn't a bad book, just nowhere near as captivating as the others....more
**spoiler alert** This is the 8th book in the series, and it's by far that worst. It plain on sucked, big time.
The male lead is Cosmo Richter, a SEAL**spoiler alert** This is the 8th book in the series, and it's by far that worst. It plain on sucked, big time.
The male lead is Cosmo Richter, a SEAL on a month long leave who offers his services to Troubleshooters Inc so he won't get bored. The female lead is Jane Mercedes Chadwick, a film producer who is getting death threats because of her "true" story about a gay WW2 hero. TS (Troubleshooters) is hired by Jane's studio to provide security for her and to also figure out who is sending the threats. So Cosmo, along with Nash, Tess, Deck, Murph, and Dave (all from book #7) become her bodyguard/security team.
Also in this book is Jules Cassidy, a (gay) FBI agent who has been in almost all the other SEAL 16 books. He's sent out by the FBI to help investigate the threats. While he's there, he runs into his former live-in lover, who broke Jules' heart. Jules also meets Jane's brother, Robin, and finds himself hopelessly attracted to him, though Robin claims to be straight.
There are about 5 billion problems with this book. The biggest, in my opinion, being that like half the "main" characters were utterly unlikable. I couldn't stand Jane. She was manipulative, selfish, inconsiderate, sleazy, and just damn annoying. Her brother is a total prick, uses woman and is just an asshole. Adamn, Jules' ex-lover, is pretty much a male-slut completely out for himself. Patty, Jane's assistant, was such a total twit. How anyone could be as stupid as her is beyon me. Then there's Cosmo. I didn't dislike his character in the book, but Brockmann did him a serious disservice. In the previous books, she'd built him up to be this really mysterious character who you are just dying to know about, a real serious guy with, maybe with dark secrets. But in Hot Target, he pretty much doesn't fit that role at all. He just didn't fit what she'd built him up to be.
The storyline was...eh. It had its good points and bad points.
Brockmann may also have gone a bit overboard with the homosexual angle of the story. What was supposed to be a secondary plot almost entirely took over the story. It was a bit unexpected. Maybe I would have found more interest in it if I'd even remotely liked Adam and Robin.
The books was just very superficial. It jumped around too much, mistreated characters, had characters acting in ways that made no sense, and just didn't capture my attention in the least. I had a really hard time finishing it. The only redeeming quality of the book was Jules, who is such a fabulous character. His emotions in Hot Target were wonderfully portrayed. That alone was all I liked about the story....more
I loved reading about Jules getting his happy ending. He's such a fantastic character and I've enjoyed reading his role in the many Troubleshooters boI loved reading about Jules getting his happy ending. He's such a fantastic character and I've enjoyed reading his role in the many Troubleshooters books. Robin grew on me after disliking him completely in "Hot Target." So this was a fun book to read. Lots of guest appearances from past characters and some great general comedy - I loved the breaking out of the bathroom scene. And I applaud Brockmann for taking a chance on such a controversial subject matter for the book.
What I could have done without? The whole Will/Dolphina thing. 'Cuz really? I didn't like Will even the slightest. I just wanted him to go away.
A good, light-hearted read though for fans of the Troubleshooters....more