Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Tour: WASP (Uncommon Enemies, Book 1) by Fiona Quinn

Author: Fiona Quinn
Publisher: Silver Heart Publishing
Date of publication:April 11, 2017

Why is Zoe hiding beneath her bed?

Zoe Kealoha is a military research scientist. Her work is aimed at saving lives. Then why are there intruders looking for her inside her very own home. Most friends yawn at Zoe's conversations about micro-robotics. It must have struck a nerve with someone, and they don't sound friendly at all. As she hears the heavy crunch of footfalls creep closer, she realizes her quiet, orderly world is about to be upended.

Unlike Zoe's orderly world of hypothesis and laboratory-controlled environments, Gage Harrison loves the rush of risk. A Marine Raider, Gage is a warrior in every sense of the word. His soft spot is Zoe.

When he hears desperate screams from inside her home, his instinct and training switch from lover to guardian. He'll stop at nothing to save her from whatever evil lurks behind her bedroom door. 
While Gage may have thwarted an attempt on Zoe's life, he recognizes the skill of the men sent to abduct her. They, like he, were trained killers. And Gage knows they'll be back.
Who is after Zoe and what does she know that's worth abducting her? Gage and his team are willing to risk everything to protect Zoe. If her research is that vital to saving lives, she and Gage will stop at nothing to untangle the sticky web of intrigue traps politicians, lovers, schemers, spies, and those willing to put money over loyalty.

WASP is the first in the Uncommon Enemies series.  I was looking forward to starting a new romantic suspense series.  Unfortunately in the end. this book wasn't for me. Despite that, there were some things that I did like about it. It definitely had some good action scenes and the pacing was, for the most part, pretty steady.  I also really liked Gage.  His take charge personality was attractive and made him a likable character. I just wouldn't have ever picked Zoe for him.

What I didn't love was Zoe. I had a really hard time understanding why Gage was falling for her.  I never got the sense that other than sex, he would really be attracted to her.  She was pretty passive and one dimensional for most of the book. While the pacing was OK for the most part, I did feel like it dragged in parts of the book.  For instance, it took way too long to get Zoe out of the hospital.  Her life was clearly in danger, yet a lot of time was wasted having Gage running around talking to people. Too many characters were introduced in the beginning of the book and I had a hard time keeping track of them all.  I also spent a large part of the book feeling like I was missing major backstory.  

I know others have loved this book. Check out what others are saying on Goodreads. In the end, it just wasn't for me.

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About the Author: 

Canadian born, Fiona Quinn is now rooted in the Old Dominion outside of D.C. with her husband and four children. There, she homeschools, pops chocolates, devours books, and taps continuously on her laptop.

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