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Review~ In the Arms of a Stranger by Virginia Kelly

Title: In The Arms of a Stranger

(Sequel to Dancing in the Dark novella)

Author: Virginia Kelly


Publisher: Entangled Ignite

Publication Date: October 28, 2013


Genre: Suspense/Romance

Source: Received for an honest review.

Book Description Courtesy of Amazon:

A dangerous man on the run…

Wounded and accused of treason, CIA operative JP Blackmon is on the run from his own agency and desperate to clear his name. When he finds out his old partner is dead, he’ll do anything to get to the truth…including using his partner’s widow.

A vulnerable woman looking for answers… 

Abby Price wanted nothing more than a family and a safe home. But her late husband kept big secrets from her—secrets that got him killed and have government agents watching her every move. Fearing for her life, it seems the only man who can help her is a mysterious stranger who suddenly appears out of nowhere. But can she trust him?

Together they discover a passion worth dying for. 

As danger stalks them at every turn, unexpected passion flares between JP and Abby. But the last thing either wants or needs is more complications. Romance? No. Way. That would involve trust—something neither is willing or able to do. But in the end, sharing their deadly secrets is their only hope for survival…their only hope to hold onto the love they’ve just begun to share…

My Thoughts:

This is a great continuation and resolution to the novella “Dancing in the Dark.” Although Matt and Janey are not the focus of this book, her brother JP is. I love a romance, that’s not just a romance. That tends to get old after a while.  Luckily, being full of suspense and intrigue, in addition to the romance between JP and Abby, this book hits the mark.

JP is the quintessential CIA, paramilitary bad-boy on the outside, whose eyes and heart are opened, ironically, by his former partner’s widow and son.  Abby knew her husband kept secrets; she just didn’t realize how big they were until after his death. If she couldn’t trust him, she certainly doesn’t trust his bosses who have continued to hide things. She doesn’t think she can trust this stranger either, especially since he shows up (and passes out) right before those bosses come knocking again– in the middle of a typhoon.  But, he may have answers, and she’s darned if she’s going to give him up to the “bad guys” before she finds out what they are.

These two must learn to trust, themselves and each other, if they hope to figure out just what did happen so they can clear JP’s name.

Riveting suspense, intelligent dialogue, sincere emotions, and appropriate closure help make this book a great read. I definitely recommend this book.

Rating: 4

HEAT Rating: Hot

Reviewed By: Daysie W.

Review Courtesy of: My Book Addiction and More



Genre: Spy Thriller
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author.
*From the publisher and/or author*

Kerr coverI’m not a CIA agent, I just play one in my newest novel

Former Peace Corps volunteer releases new action spy thriller

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Follow the thrilling adventures of international CIA agent, Jim Hunt, as he is brought out of retirement to infiltrate the Russian secret city, K-26.

In Life of a Double Agent, by Kenneth J. Kerr, readers get a play-by-play look into the complexity of global conspiracy. This intense story of adventure and danger is enhanced by the interesting settings created from Kerr’s real-life global travel.

In his final mission, retired CIA agent Jim Hunt befriends the daughter of a senior Russian official working at a secret Russian city. He turns the official into a source of intelligence for the CIA. He puts himself in dangerous situations full of international intrigue to ensure the welfare of America.

“I wrote the book because many of my friends thought I was working for the CIA when I joined the Peace Corps and went to Russia,” Kerr says. “It gave me the idea to write a book about a normal business guy who in addition to his business job worked for the CIA.”

This realistic look inside the world of international intrigue and business will leave readers questioning to what extent the main character portrays the author’s own international business career.

For more information, visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Xlibris.

Life of a Double Agent

By Kenneth J. Kerr
ISBN: 978-1-4836-0168-7
Available in softcover, hardcover and e-text formats

**Please stop by our main site,My Book Addiction and More, on 9/ 23/2013 for an exciting visit and giveaway with author, Kenneth J. Kerr**


LIFE OF A DOUBLE AGENT by Kenneth J. Kerr is an interesting Spy/Thriller. Join Jim Hunt,the man who was a double agent for the CIA and a mole in the Chinese Intelligence Agency. Oh and he was a volunteer for Peace Corps in Russia. “Life of a Double Agent” is the imagination of author Kenneth J. Kerr, who I might mention is neither a Double Agent or works with the CIA, but an author. And what an imagination he has, with his behind the scenes look into these services,which sames authentic, could be realistic and fascinating to a lonely reader like myself. Oh, let me get back to the story….Jim Hunt after retiring from the espionage business joins the Peace Corps in Krasnoyarsk, Russia and is drawn back in for one more mission…..Fast paced and filled with suspense,mystery,danger, and a bit of romance. But where is the line drawn between treason and country? A complex, thought-provoking Spy Thriller. Well written with vivid descriptions. While, the storyline is complex, the characters are intriguing and engages the reader to think outside the box. Where do you draw the line between what is real and what is fact or fiction? You need to pick up “Life of a Double Agent” to learn more on the life of Jim Hunt. A very interesting and fascinating read! Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

DEADLY DANCE by Dee Davis…Review…



Mass Market Paperback:400 pages

Publisher:Forever; Original edition (March 27, 2012)

 Book 5 of the A-TAC series:

Book 1: Dark Deceptions

Book 2: Dangerous Desires

Book 3: Desperate Deeds

E-Novella: Daring

Book 4: Deep Disclosure


ISBN-13: 978-0446582940

GENRE: Romantic Suspense

SOURCE: Received for the purpose of an honest review.

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: March 27, 2012
As the intelligence officer for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Hannah Marshall is used to working behind the scenes. But when a brutal murder hits too close to home, Hannah finds herself in the middle of the action, falling in love while racing to outwit a sadistic mastermind.

A KILLER CLOSES IN After the death of her A-Tac partner, Hannah doubts everything she thought she knew about love and loyalty. When handsome Harrison Blake joins the team, she’s reluctant to trust him – or to act on her intense attraction to him. Then Hannah receives a podcast of a gruesome murder, and the only person who can help her find the killer is Harrison.
Harrison has spent years trying to hunt down the cunning monster who killed his sister. Now investigating with Hannah, he faces a shocking possibility – his sister’s murderer has resurfaced. As the danger escalates, Hannah and Harrison grow closer, the desire simmering between them ignites. And when Hannah disappears, Harrison has only one chance to save the woman he loves.



DEADLY DANCE by Dee Davis an action packed,adventure filled romantic suspense. It is Book 5 in the A-TAC series,but can be read as a stand alone. See Bk 1: “Dark Deceptions”,Bk:2 “Dangerous Desires”,Bk:3″Desperate Deeds”, E-novella: “Daring”,and Bk:4 “Deep Disclosure”.This are the stories of a specialized Black Ops CIA unit called A-TAC who works at an Ivy League faculty in New York.  “Deadly Dance” is about Hannah Marshall,who normally works behind the scenes,but she is thrown into the hunt for a killer,who enjoys torture,and podcast the gruesome murders of young women. Harrison Blake,is new to the team,but is thrown into this hunt partly because of his job and partly because his sister was brutally murdered years earlier and her killer was never found. As the passion ignites between Harrison and Hannah the killer is closing in on Hannah. A fast paced,nail-biting,gut-wenching story with characters who draw you into the story. A high-octane,danger filled,romance with suspense,and a “Deadly Dance” between a killer and the team determined to stop him before he can kill again. But wait,he is after Hannah! A not to miss read! I would highly recommend “Deadly Dance” for anyone who enjoys A-TAC,CIA,fast paced,romantic suspense,a team of specialist with both male and female heroes. If you enjoy the T.V. series “Criminal Minds” you will definitely enjoy “Deadly Dance”. Ms. Davis knows how to draw readers into a story and how to bring her characters to life on the pages,they nearly jump of the pages. Received for the purpose of honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More



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