Book Title: The Fabergé Entanglement by Lesley Meryn & Elle Brookes
Category: Adult Fiction: 306 pages
Publisher: Lisa Kolber
Release date: July 2015
Content Rating: PG + M (There is some, not much, bad language, sensuality, one alluded sex scene but not described, possible triggers for sexual abuse/non-consensual sex as a plot point, action-style violence)
Sabinne ‘Saber’ Darrieux’s father, the billionaire CEO of Frontenac Global Security has been kidnapped. His ransom is not cash in a numbered offshore account, or a briefcase of Bearer Bonds but something utterly unique, incredibly valuable, and until recently, hidden away from the world.
The kidnapper seems to know Saber very well and knows that the next day, through her work as an elite translator she will be in the same location as the Object. She must steal the Object and deliver it to the kidnapper to ransom her father.
Adrian Steele, a British Intelligence agent has just come off of two harrowing missions. Upon returning to London for a well-earned rest, he learns that his friend and fellow agent has been murdered in Moscow, but not before he made use of a unique Object as a mobile ‘drop site’ for the valuable intelligence he was carrying.
The drop site is traveling from Moscow to England. Steele insists on completing the mission to honor the death of his friend, Gerry Cornell.
At an ultra-chic quasi-diplomatic gathering in a mansion in Windsor, England, Saber and Steele meet and find themselves faced with a powerful, undeniable attraction. But at the moment, this compelling attraction is very inconvenient.
In reality, they are at the mansion to check out the security arrangements — for their own reasons — to steal the Object, a Fabergé egg worth thirty million dollars. But who will get to the egg first?
Fabergé eggs are very famous for their unique surprises. Saber and Steele are about to be very surprised, indeed.
And when Saber clashes with Steele; more than sparks will explode!
I was looking for a fun book to read and The Fabergé Entanglement was very entertaining! It's been awhile since I read a romantic suspense novel and this one did not disappoint.
Sabinne, otherwise known as Saber, is suddenly thrust into a ransom situation when her father is kidnapped and she must steal a very valuable Fabergé egg and deliver it to release him. But on the night she plans this heist, she runs into a problem when she encounters another intruder trying to steal the same egg! That intruder is Adrian Steele, a British Intelligence agent on a mission. When she manages to steal the egg and escape, Steele is hot on her trail, both so he can accomplish his mission and also because he is very attracted to Saber.
I loved the cat and mouse game between the two. Both Saber and Steele have strong personalities but were also troubled by traumatic experiences of their past, which only come to light as we get closer to the climax of the story. The book is action-packed but it's at a steady pace, which kept me engaged throughout, as both characters came up with clever ways to get out of tough situations.
The only part that marred my enjoyment was the use of bad language. I could understand some bad language between the bad guys but not when much of it was unnecessary. Apart from that, there was good sexual tension between the main characters but no jumping into bed together. The build-up was realistic, starting from distrust, to working together to getting the mission done.
If you like romantic suspense, this one is a good thrill ride, highly entertaining and engaging with two characters you will root for from beginning to end.
Enjoyed an exotic, adventure-filled childhood, following her anthropologist father and travel writer mother to the farthest corners of the world. She later took inspiration from her Aunt Sophia Francesca and became the author of romantic adventure novels. She alternates her time between Los Angeles, and a family property located in Yorkshire England.
She is the author of the first two books of the Time Frame Series, LUST. MECHANICS. MINI COOPER. and SEX. COFFEE. TIME TRAVEL. Loves travel, discovering new foods to try, reading and writing. She currently lives in the central highlands of Costa Rica with her dog Pixie and her hedgehog Quiller.
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