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review 2017-07-13 17:36
Jungle Inferno by Desiree Holt
Jungle Inferno (The Phoenix Agency Book 1) - Desiree Holt

Mark and Faith have been friends since childhood, using their own special way of communicating—telepathy. But they refused to cross the boundaries of their friendship and Mark went off to protect the country...Then one day Faith receives his distress message...


DNF @ 20%

I simply couldn't go on. The premise with the wounded soldier held in captivity in the middle of the Peruvian jungle, only able to communicate with one person in the outside world, was interesting. Unfortunately, the execution was severely lacking.

Instead of following a linear narrative, the story kept jumping, alternating between the present (Mark being captive, sending SOS messages to Faith), flashbacks (their childhood and how they slowly fell in love), and fantasies. While the flashbacks worked in establishing the connection between the two main characters, the flashbacks were nothing but sex, sex, and more sex, contributing nothing to the story, but titillation...And yes, serving to slow the already slow pacing even more.

I didn't really connect with either of the protagonists, maybe because in the 20% of the book I read, there were three sex scenes without much character introduction or, God forbid, development. What also bothered me was the fact the heroine, a writer, was determined to find a SpecOps soldier all on her own (yeah, right), and the fact said SpecOps soldier was capable of transmitting all kinds of messages, but his own location.
I didn't really find the suspense that suspenseful, once more because the fantasies trampled all the intensity the suspense could've generated.
And finally, I didn't really like the voice and narrative style. It sounded rather juvenile and slightly amateurish, especially when it came to the heroine-centric scenes.

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review 2017-07-03 22:55
Wow! Awesome read!!
Hide and Seek (Vigilance) - Desiree Holt Hide and Seek (Vigilance) - Desiree Holt

Hide And Seek by Desiree Holt is an amazing start to Ms Holt's new series, Vigilance.  No wonder I love this author's books.  Hide and Seek is a fantastic read.  Ms Holt has delivered another well-written book loaded with phenomenal characters that are a perfect fit for this story.  Devon and Logan's story is peppered with drama, suspense, action, humor and melt your e-reader sexy bits.  I totally love, love, love this book and can't wait for my next book by the talented Desiree Holt.  Hide And Seek is book 1 of the Vigilance Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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review 2017-06-08 22:28
Fantastic!!
Jungle Inferno (The Phoenix Agency Book 1) - Desiree Holt

Jungle Inferno is another amazing read from Desiree Holt. This is a fairly short read, perfect for those with limited time for reading. I love the characters. Faith and Mark's story has bits of paranormal, humor, drama and action. Plenty of sizzle packed into this book. I can't wait to read more from this talented writer! Jungle Inferno is book 1 of the Phoenix Agency Series but can be read as a standalone.
This is a complete book, not a cliffhanger.

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review 2017-06-04 21:12
Awesome Quick Read
Mission Control - Desiree Holt

Mission Control by Desiree Holt is a fantastic quick read, a great choice for those with limited time for reading.  Ms Holt has penned a well-written book and filled it with amazing characters.  Krista and Mason's story is full of action, suspense, humor and smokin' hot sexy bits.  I loved this book from cover to cover and look forward to my next book by Desiree Holt.  Mission Control is book 2 of the Omega Team Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I purchased a copy of this book at a book signing.

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review 2017-03-31 23:45
Hot!!
Dallas Fire & Rescue: Incendiary (Kindle... Dallas Fire & Rescue: Incendiary (Kindle Worlds Novella) - Desiree Holt

Dallas Fire & Rescue:  Incendiary by Desiree Holt is a suspenseful masterpiece.  Ms Holt has once again delivered a story that you can't put down.  Her characters are simply amazing.  Shelly and Patrick's story is a bit thriller and a bit love story.  There's plenty of action, suspense and smokin' hot sexy bits to keep the pages flying.  I adore this book and look forward to many more reads from the incredible Desiree Holt in the future.  Incendiary is part of the Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I won a copy of this book.

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