Sunday 15 December 2013

Love Plus One (G-Men 2) by Andrea Smith

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars
(review written September 2013)

Wow, Andrea Smith just gets better and better with each book she puts out! My first foray into Andrea Smith’s work was the Maybe Baby series and I loved them and the leading man Trey Sinclair (who also makes an appearance in this book). Diamond Girl was the first in this series which gave us Sam and Slates story, this book concentrates on Sam’s daughter Lindsey and Slate’s partner in the FBI, Taz.

This book picks up where Diamond Girl finishes, Lindsey is back at college, Sam and Slate are back home with their little baby Bryce and Lindsey's dad is still on the run. Lindsey, still getting over the fact that this is the way her life as turned out throws herself into college, she just wants to finish and get on with her career. Having made friends on campus that are living the “full college experience” Lindsey realises that she has one left to deal with and that is her “V Card” she wants to give it up so it is all over and done with and no longer hanging over her. (Why I don’t know!!) Lindsey sets her sights on Taz as the man that can help her with her little problem!

“I’m not looking to get hurt, Taz. I’m just looking to get laid.”

Taz (real name Trace Matthews), I loved him, he doesn’t do relationships and Slate has already told him that Lindsey is OUT OF BOUNDS!! He has F Buddies that he uses to satiate his needs. Ask no questions and all that. He is also 10 years older than Lindsey and that to him is also an alarm bell, but there is something about her, he cannot stop thinking about her and he is drawn like a moth to a flame.

“So you’re just going to leave without saying good-bye? Damn girl, did you leave any money on my dresser?”

They come to an agreement whereby Taz will teach Lindsey everything he knows…this leads to said V Card disappearing but also feelings…feelings that neither of them expected or anticipated. It was a bit lust at first sight but it soon becomes clear that there is a lot more to their relationship and soon they become the most unlikeliest of couples. I must say though, it worked, I felt it and I loved the way Taz went into protection mode with her. She needed it in more ways than one and thank god he did think outside the box!

“Don’t be crude? Jesus Christ, Lindsey, dude’s toes are going to curl when he hears how crudely you talk when you are getting your nut.”

This book has it all, hot hot hot scenes, plot twists and turns, suspense, angst and most of all “shock factor”. Just when you think all is safe and the world is rosy, Andrea throws in a huge curve ball. There is a really distressing scene in this book, which I cannot say else it would seriously spoil the book, but if you do shock easy and are uncomfortable reading about certain things tread carefully. It was done sympathetically to the story and really reached inside and pulled your guts out and twisted it into knots. I killed me, seriously!

There are still things left hanging in this book so I cannot wait for the rest of the series. I really want to see certain people get their just desserts. I am glad that we still saw more of Sam and Slate and I love the way that each characters story is continued.

Fab job Andrea, can’t wait to see what comes our way next…am loving the G-Men!

For our review of Night Moves (G-Man 3) click here:

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