Saturday, October 18, 2008

CODENAME: COBRA by Stine Templar

Contemporary Suspense Romance
Whiskey Creek Press Torrid
ISBN# 978-1-60313-052-3
eBook - Available 2007

Rating: 5 Enchantments

Chloe Cavanaugh looks like the blonde bombshell next door. But under this appearance hides one of the deadliest assassins the US has in its army. Recruited by a secret organization, her codename becomes Cobra. Her mission: kill Alexander “Ross” Blake, within 7 days. Failing the deadline, she herself will become the target.

Ross Blake is a criminal lawyer. He’s been dragged to the coast by a bossy client. The trip will only mean losing precious time he could be using building his case. However, all notions of boredom fly out the window the minute he lays eyes on Chloe.

Chloe was all set to accomplish her mission in record time. But that was before she had her target in her sights. Suddenly, she doesn’t want to kill him. Not yet, anyway. She’ll toy with him beforehand, preferably in bed.

Things quickly heat up between the pair. But when the organization starts to get on Chloe’s back for dallying on her mission, things get even hotter. Ross, for the life of him, cannot resist this sexy temptress, the woman he’s been looking for all his life. He believes she will be the death of him. Little does he know how right he is...

Ms. Templar uses writing as a way of making her fantasies come to life. The eroticism present in her words is the mark of a rebellious nature. However, she reconciles it all by penning down her highly charged stories.

I am not a big fan of suspense. Still, the blurb for this book caught my eye. In for a penny, in for a pound, I thought. Well, let me tell you the read rendered more than a pound’s worth. Much, much more. Ms. Templar seems to have brought together all of the elements present in top movies of the genre lately and combined it all in one sultry read. 'Charlie’s Angels' meets 'Kill Bill' meets 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'.

What astounded me more and what won me over completely was the portrayal of Chloe and the progression of her own persona throughout the progression of the plot. Will Chloe fall in love? Will Ross break through her hard shell? Will Chloe eventually bend more to Ross than to her mission? The emotions and the suspense and sheer waiting were pure torture, but any book lover will tell you this is the sweetest torture for a reader. Ms. Templar kept me enthralled.

This is the story to read if you want good stuff.

September 2007

1 comment:

Ben said...

WOW. nice baby :)) Colleen Shannon is my like baby on TV
Colleen Shannon Nude

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