Wednesday, October 9, 2013

ARC review Breaking Protocol by Michelle Witvliet


Covert operative Piper Jordan's first solo assignment came at just the right time. Her attraction to her off-limits boss, Carter Riggs, was making work problematic, but gathering intel on a South American cartel wasn't exactly her idea of a break. Before her cover is blown, Piper cuts the mission short, and now she's on the run.
No woman gets under his skin the way Piper does, but company policy forbids fraternization—and life in the navy taught Riggs to follow the rules. When the agency loses contact with Piper, Riggs insists on leading the rescue mission to the Colombian rain forest, and it's clear that months apart have only fanned the flames between them.
But things aren't just heating up between agent and boss. It turns out Riggs wasn't the only one searching for Piper. Someone wants her dead—and they're resolved to find out who. When Piper's accused of turning traitor, everything is on the line—their jobs, their reputations, and their lives.

 I really liked this story. I loved that we have a leading lady as a special ops agent. Piper was fantastic. The banter between she and Riggs was great.

The story flows nicely and was a very easy read, which I appreciate. It could have went very dark and tortured and I was glad the author chose not to do that.

They mystery to figure out who the mole was had me guessing and I WAS wrong.
I think a little more interaction with "the mole" would have made the surprise more meaningful. I didn't connect with him. and I was missing that.

The chemistry between Riggs and PJ was intense and passion filled. Some books need "sexual detailed" descriptions but I think it would have cheapened Breaking Protocol, it just wasn't that "kind of book". 

With the sudden "time bomb" dropped about Riggs, I was like "WHAT?" I was not expecting that.

This was a short read and I did enjoy it. BUT I HATED the constant need to spell things out when referencing the fact that PJ had a "Texas twang " when she talked... I found this so unnecessary. It was mentioned that she did grow up in Texas and Riggs saying " I love the way she says that with her accent.".... WE GET IT!

I am giving this ARC review of Breaking Protocol 3 clocks.

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