I won't go for a summary of the book before expressing my opinion, because there are many others and all reviews posted here have a summary of the plot... ok we all know what the book is about.. and to tell you the truth it is a formula I hunger for and crave for in such a desperate way. Aside from paranormal romance and urban fantasy books which are my favorite.. my next big fix, guilty pleasure or whatever you may want to call it are undercover enforcement agents, spies, covert ops, etc. You name it, wether it's a movie, a tv series or a book... I am always on the lookout for these kind of stories.. good, bad, I watch and read them all!!!
I stumbled upon this book becasue I saw a 5 star review from an author I was reading at the time, I read the books' profile here on GR and like a speeding bullet I went and bought it for my kindle app. (and believe me that is not something I do often). I got hooked on it at page 4. I loved the story overall, the romance was hot, the hero sooo sexy! and Latin !!! the heroine... strong and confident, a little too much of a type A personality, but i liked her, mainly because she never went for the oh- I-heard-something-horrible-and-now-I-hate-you-before-asking-the-truth-even-though-it-hurts-like-hell attitude formula I've seen in a lot of the books I read recently.. and the kiss and make up because everyting gets straighten out in the end... NOOOOOO, we have a believable story, with nice plot twists and supporting characters that you don't know what they will turn out to be in the end! or how will they act or react, etc. So overall I loved the story.
Reasons I did not give a 5 star rating:
1.- The book has several typos and grammatical errors, so I see an editing problem there.
2.- ENSENADA, Baja California..... NOOOO WAY IN HELL that what you read described in this book is nearly the reality of the State and the City.. why????? BECAUSE I GREW UP HERE AND I LIVE HERE. so it was very insulting the way the city and my State where depicted in this book. I would have tolerated Juarez or other really dangerous Mexican Cities but Ensenada? WTH Ensenada is a very safe city, it's a very important import-export spot, and it's beautiful! Yes, I won't argue that we have corruption in Mexico and that we have drug cartels, and currupt police offcers and politicians, etc, but not as strong as it was mentioned in the book and certainly not gang activity as portraid in the book. I felt lack of investigation about the place specially when mentioning street names, restaurants etc. I would have liked to hear real places, a real coffe shop, a real bakery... and believe me Ensenada is not that small that everyone knows each other.... it is not a tiny horrible town... there are Starbucks in Ensenada.... you feel me??
I understand we are reading fiction, but sometimes we need to cover it with fact.
Overall I LOVED THE BOOK aside from that fact....and looking forward the next!!
I would recommend this read if you are a sucker for steammy, sexy, law enforcement agents and like a good crime, love and suspense story!!!