Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Review: Sounds to Die By by Nikki Duncan

Title: Sounds to Die By
Series: Sensory Ops
Author: Nikki Duncan
Read copy: eBook
Published: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 1605046779
ISBN-13: 9781605046778

Between her eyes and his ears, there’s a world of sensory overload…

Rookie FBI Agent Kieralyn Beckett is in a delicate position. Her team refuses to buy into her theory that a string of kidnappings is connected. If she pushes too hard, they’ll discover the latest victim was her college roommate and boot her off the case. A garbled recording is the only evidence, and there’s only one man who can decipher it. The hard part will be convincing him to take the case.

Blinded as a child, NSA “listener” Ian Cabrera spends the majority of his time analyzing data while secretly searching for his father, a missing CIA operative. His plate is full, but Kieralyn’s passion and determination, as well as the erotic beat of her heart, spark his interest. So does the mention of his father’s code name on her recording.

There’s only one way to follow this new crumb-trail of clues without tipping her off about what he’s really after. Convince her she needs him to be her undercover partner, despite his handicap. Between her eyes and his ears, they make one beautifully orchestrated team. Every time they touch, though, the arousal they generate creates one red-hot element of distraction…

My rating:

This one started well. The premise sure was different featuring a blind NSA agent with a well-developed hearing. Yet it quickly went downhill. The hero, for all his sprouting about not caring about his handicap was pretty insecure deep inside, the heroine was a bitch constantly whining about her FBI team not liking her, appreciating her, respecting her, while she gave them no incentive to...

Not even the pretty good suspense plot (taken on its own) with a white-slavery ring and an undercover CIA operative (maybe) going rogue couldn’t save this story in the end, which was rather abrupt and slightly OOC.


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