Her power-hungry husband takes pleasure in her pain, but she’s done playing the victim.
Three years ago, ex-operative Sophie Jordan made the mistake of falling in love—and marrying—her target. Now she’s paying for it tenfold. Her husband might be one of the sexiest men alive, but he’s also a psychopath. She’s been a virtual prisoner, and the time has come for retribution—...more
To be honest, this series has been a bit of a letdown - the Ice was such an amazing series and I was expecting the spin-off to be just as good.....but it isn't.
The story revolves around a young Committee (that very secret spy company!!!) who goes rogue on her first mission....yes, the poor girl falls in love with the bad guy, who she was suppose to kill off but instead marries him. She should have ...more
She's spent a lot of time learning to first move her legs, then walk. Considering she's been a prisoner in a wheelchair in her room, that's been quite remarkable, especially as there are cameras and recorders in her bedroom. Her husband is a psychopath and ...more
Sophie is a prisoner on her husband's private island. She’s an ex-operative for the Committee, and made the mistake of falling in love with her target Archer and marrying him. Archer eventually found out about her ties to “The Committee”, and had her shot, but, the shot didn't kill her, only paralyzed her. Now Sophie is confined to a wheelchair, angry, and want’s revenge all the while being subjected to Archer’s physical abuse, emotional abuse, and mind games.
~arc provided by Netgalley
Sophie Jordan had been a former CIA agent who joined ‘The Committee’ as an operative. She was well-trained, beautiful…and on her very first op made the mistake of falling in love and marrying Archer, her mark. Learning too late what a psychotically evil man he really was, she has been trapped for the last three years as a crippled captive on his island fortress.
Deep undercover Committee agent Malcolm Gunnison has come to the island in a covert ...more
This is another book for my ‘liked it but didn’t love it” shelf.
This is only my 3rd book by Anne Stewart. Actually the only books I have read by her are those in this series. I LOVED book #1 Consumed by Fire. For me in that one the H and h worked perfectly. Their relationship was volatile and intense yet they couldn’t get enough of each other.
In this one, it took longer for me to accept Sophie and Malcolm as a couple. Having hot sex is one thing, which these ...more
Any long-time romance reader probably has a favourite type of hero. Protective alphas, arrogant arseholes, smooth spies and men of action… and then there are Anne Stuart heroes, who, as anyone familiar with her work will know, are a mixture of all the above with the aresholery often dialled up to the max. But you know what? They’re my blind spot. They’re so full of testosterone, over-the-top masculine and fiercely protective of their ...more
I love a good anti-hero and Anne Stuart can write the very best. Her secret agents are right up there with the very suave, very deadly James Bond, except here we get the bonus of a watching a stone cold killer fall for his true love and a HEA. Sadly, this book lives in its' own head for way to much of the story. The characters spend way to much time rehashing and thinking and ...more
Wildfire is the third in Anne Stuart’s current Fire series of romantic suspense novels which have kind of picked up where the Ice series left off and in which The Committee – the super-secret agency which acts to wipe out the bad guys and keep the world safe by any means necessary – is now working out of its new branch in the US.
Sophie Jordan, former CIA and State Department operative, joined the Committee a few years ...more
This book was so disappointing. It looked like it would be good since books 1& 2 were really good but this one fell super flat.
Sophie was a Committee operative tasked with taking out insane billionaire business man Archer but she fell in love him instead and refused to kill. Archer repairs her devotion by marrying her first and then having his henchmen shot her in the back causing paralysis in Sophia lower extremities.
The Committee abandoned Sophia for her betrayal and for the next two ...more
I enjoyed it, but I didn't really care for the storyline as much as the first two books in the series. I like Anne Stuart's characters, but I find she repeats herself a bit. And she also has a tendency to slip into the highly unfeasible a bit too often. But she sure writes great sex scenes. And her sexy as fuck male heroes will always keep me coming back. I'm sure I'll be right at the front of the line picking up the next book in the series.
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Does anyone want to READ an action movie?! I felt like I was dropped into some sort of James Bond/Mission Impossible style action-packed suspense, with a whole LOT of sexual tension! Fast paced reading most of the time and WOW Anne Stuart writes her villains very well. Archer is such a f#cktard!
Ex-Committee operative Sophie Jordan MacDonald botches up her first mission of killing Archer ...more
The Committee is a nebulous organization which exists to fight the wrongs and evils of the world, but whose methods are ruthless, and sometimes leave collateral damage. Sophie Jordan was in training to become an agent when she was sent on her first assignment. Her team's mission was to kill Archer MacDonald, who is a wealthy arms dealer, among other crimes. Unfortunately, the inexperienced Sophie fell in love with him, and she ended up ...more
I tried. I honestly did: I gave WILDFIRE fifteen full chapters (over two-thirds of the way) and six days of my life and just could not get into me. I didn’t enjoy the characters-- the hero and heroine were one-dimensional and not emotionally engaging, the villain was so over-the-top one constantly needed to suspend his/her disbelief. The plot--was there even really one?--was plodding at best. The writing was mediocre and full of tell, not show (I’m not sure I can handle another inner ...more
In this one, new operative Sophie is sent on a mission, and instead of killing her target she falls in love with him & marrying him. Now this is some seriously bad decision making on her part cuz her hubby is a psycho. Fortunately for her another operative, Malcolm is ...more
The pages kept turning as I breezed through this. The story drawing me in from the first page. The whole will they-won’t they, kept me reading. I had to know how this story was going to pan out. Next thing I know it’s over and ...more
Sophie made the error of falling for the wrong man and she’s been paying for it ever since.
Malcolm doesn’t give a shit about anything or anyone, but can’t help feeling a touch of sympathy for the crippled wife of the man he’s been assigned to destroy.
These two clash on many levels, but have a common goal- stop Sophie’s psychopathic ...more
Sophie Jordan is virtually a prisoner in her own home after suffering a bullet ...more
the storyline was amazing and the sex was hot enough. i only wish it had more depth to it....it was too straight forward for me.
Triggers: Abuse, murder, attempted murder
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.
Archer is just mean. There are no redeeming qualities, nothing good about him. He is narcissistic, dangerous and heartless. He kept Sophie simply to play with her - she was a toy that he got to torture.
Malcom is intriguing. He's heartless, until he isn't. He's cold until he's not. He is a strange mixture of both good and bad and when he has to decide ...more
I happened upon this book on Netgalley. Reading the synopsis, I figured I’d give it a try and see if it was a good read or not. I’m so glad I read this book because I discovered my love for suspense romance! It was suspenseful and thrilling, while still being sexy as hell.
The pages kept turning as I breezed through this. The story drawing me in from the first page. The whole will they-won’t they, kept me reading. I had to know how this story was going ...more
Her first novel was Barrett's Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974 when Anne had just turned 25. Since then she's written more gothics, regencies, romantic ...more