AUTHOR: J.T. Geissinger
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
Available @ AMAZON
(ARC provided by publisher.)
REVIEWER: Pistol Annie
RATING: *5 Wickedly Stupendous Stars*
Ex special-ops officer and security expert Ryan McLean is getting a much-needed vacation. In the Caribbean for his best friend’s wedding, his plans include nothing more strenuous than working on his tan. But when he meets a beautiful woman in the hotel bar, their connection is immediate and intense, and they spend a passionate night together with pleasure as their only goal.
Until Ryan wakes the following morning to discover the beautiful woman has vanished, along with millions worth of jewels from the safe of the Saudi prince staying in the suite next door. Realizing he was duped, Ryan becomes determined to find the mystery woman and bring her to justice. If only he could forget how explosive their chemistry was, how her kisses drove him wild like no other woman before.
A notorious thief known to authorities only as the Dragonfly, Mariana Lora only has one more score to settle until she can retire, but the sexy-as-hell Marine she spent one explosive tropical night with is hot on her heels at every turn. She has to outwit him to stay out of jail, but fighting their magnetic attraction soon becomes a game neither one of them can resist.
When Mariana’s last job goes dangerously wrong and she needs Ryan’s help to survive, he has to decide if their game of cat and mouse is only a game, or if he can trust this beautiful thief with something no woman has ever stolen: his heart.
A romantic suspense that hits the ground running and never lets up. Brimming with action, intrigue, betrayals, never-ending pursuits, sexual tension and nail-biting clincher. It couldn’t have been a better all-around perfect reading experience. Simply stupendous — extraordinarily outstanding!
For me, Geissinger represents the feel of a newer updated version of Brockmann, and she’s making a powerful statement with her superb writing skills and dynamic characters. Watch out for this one — she’ll win you over before you’re even aware of the magnitude of her many talents. Geissinger writes with a flair seamlessly combining a fast and furious well-constructed plotline with an emotionally charged love affair. The story is told in contrasts — a tender new love affair beautifully portrayed, against a dark, violent and haunting danger. With passionate love scenes and plot twists that keep the suspense going up to the very end, readers are in for an instant addiction and pure escapism that makes it a real treat!
Edge-of-your-seat from the first word to the very last. From page one to the stunning climax, this book is a roller-coaster ride of action, humor, romance and violence. The pace is so relentless that you’ll feel like it’s you — and not the character — who is running for her/his life. And even with the ultra fast pace, this author manages to flesh the characters out so they are real, and infuse the story with compassion and heartbreak. Leaves you breathless.
With splashes of perfectly placed song quotes and an uncanny ability to keep the dashes of banter, chemistry and wit at a high even amid the most desperate of situations, she totally rocked the plotting with a kickass heroine and a charming but lethal hero. No question, JTG is an intelligent writer.
Ryan is the total package. As a hero, he is just the best of the bestest. He’s a gorgeous addition to the top of the book boyfriend list without a doubt. His attributes in and out of the bedroom are innumerable. Wicked sense of humor with the best of intentions. A super hero that will assuredly put a smile on your face and a flutter in your heart.
And Mariana is breathtaking with her multiple “talents” and a life story that will leave you gasping for breath and reeling. She’s a heroine who easily won my admiration, awe and respect. And the way she brings our hero to his knees is beyond romance — it’s a masterpiece of heart and soul. Indeed, she’s a Wonder Woman.
There’s never any need to guess or wonder if they are the real deal — even though introduced as one of those insta-love situations — because every word proves it, you feel it, and you see it. If only the wicked intentions of dangerous and evil characters were not about to sabotage their thriving relationship.
Pet peeve alert: If you’ve read my reviews, you know I detest those silly, irritating, and easily fixed editing problems. I am thrilled and pleased to say that not one single editing blip popped up on my screen. Kudos to the product management team in delivering an exceptionally well-edited product!
Part of a series but each book is a complete stand alone. Dang — this one is the whole enchilada packaged into one story. Will the third book be the end of the Wicked Games Novels? I’m seriously hoping not, and that it’s only the beginning! Come on JTG — make my wishes come true!
WOWZA! I would have to say this book is one of my favorite reads from the romantic suspense genre in a long time. With a totally unexpected surprise ending that just blew me away! If you’re looking for the ultimate, unforgettable adventure, Wicked Intentions is unrivaled in my opinion. It gets my highest recommendation.