What it’s about
The acclaimed author of Striking Distance returns with more danger, intrigue, and I-Team action…
CIA officer Nick Andris wants revenge. His last mission failed after a Georgian arms smuggler killed his lover. He’s been tailing a woman for three weeks hoping she will lead him to his target. But there’s a problem with the intel. Holly Elise Bradshaw is nothing more than an entertainment writer with a love for sex and designer clothes. Clearly someone at Langley made a mistake . . .
When Holly finds herself in trouble, the only weapons at her disposal are her brains and her body. But they won’t be enough to handle the man who’s following her. He’s going to turn her world upside-down.
The fabulous I-Team series continues with Seduction Game, which finally gives us Holly Bradshaw’s story. In previous books, Holly comes across as ditzy, materialistic, and a borderline nymphomaniac. I was interested to see how this author would handle her character. In typical brilliant form, Pamela Clare manages to deliver a story that will have readers looking at Holly in a whole new light!
Along with all the I-Team books, Seduction Game is filled with action, intrigue, and plenty if suspense. It is a lighter read than several of its predecessors, but that was almost a relief! It was nice to return to a book where the romance is the more central component of the book rather than the evil in this world.
Nick Andris is another fabulous addition to the testosterone-filled alpha males of these books, however, he is not my favorite of the I-Team heroes. Nick behaves in a way at the beginning of the novel that I had a hard time coming to peace with. I understood his actions and his reasons for acting the way he did, but it still made my skin crawl when I think back to those pages.
Luckily, after the light of truth is shed, Nick spends the rest of the book making up for the rough beginning that he and Holly share. The physical chemistry between Holly and Nick is textbook Pamela Clare in intensity and explosiveness. If my kindle heated up when the content in this book heated up, the smoke detector would have been activated!
All in all, this was a satisfying and incredible book written by a truly talented author. On a personal note, it is so wonderful to have Pamela Clare back writing again, (and writing at the very top of her game). She gives us a treat by including past characters that trigger such fond memories. Each one of their stories is special to me for different reasons, and it was a treat to be able to catch up with them. The bond between these friends is one of the greatest parts of this series, and Seduction Game really highlights this strength.
The epilogue is absolute perfection and leaves this series wrapped up in such a satisfactory way. I’m not sure if this is the end, but if it is, Ms. Clare has truly accomplished a difficult task: completing a series that manages to sustain momentum and quality throughout.
This series is an example of romantic-suspense writing at it’s best, and it’s a series that is not to be missed!!!
*A copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley*
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