After creating advanced mapping technology that intelligence agencies itch to add to their arsenals, Ivy MacLeod can’t turn down the perfect opportunity to test it: mapping a vast World War II battle site in the islands of Palau. The historic survey is more than an all-expenses-paid trip to paradise, it’s also an opportunity to distance her reputation from her traitorous ex-husband.
Disaster strikes when her ex-husband’s allies attempt to steal the equipment, but the man she turns to for help might be the bigger threat to her mission, her country, and her every waking thought. Is he protecting her as he claims...or is he a foreign agent? Her compass is skewed by the magnetic pull of him and further thrown off when she learns her own government has betrayed her.
Stranded on a tropical island with a man whose motives remain a mystery, Ivy must decide who is the spy, who is the protector, and who is the ultimate villain. Choose right, and she gets to keep her country’s secrets—and her life. Choose wrong...and she risks nothing short of all-out war.
What I liked: I’ve enjoyed each and every book in Ms Grant’s Evidence series. While quick reads, she doesn’t skimp on the romance or the suspense and she always throws in a few curve balls just to keep the reader on their toes.
While the romance, i.e. hot sex, isn’t my first criteria for a romantic suspense, Ms Grants seems to have found just the right balance in all her books. The sex scenes aren’t enough to overload the reader but shows she has a deft hand in keeping the reader engaged. In Poison Evidence, Ivy has a case of instant lust and everything grows from there. I also thought coming back to a previous character was extremely well done.
And that’s another thing…..the characters in the Evidence series are all interconnected in some way. It makes the story believable because if you seriously think about the field of archeology, I’m sure, they have almost all heard of each other in some way or another. Ms Grant takes care to develop her characters and we usually get the back story; so, I feel like I KNOW the character and what they are feeling.
Also, I think any reader would enjoy the research Ms Grant has done to make her books believable and understandable. Not only is the archaeology side well done, the setting is well described and I could actually picture the places in my mind. The words paint the location and she includes enough history for the reader to enjoy the foibles of the setting.
What I didn’t like: This is just personal choice. I enjoy a bit less on the described sexual encounters but it didn’t detract from the story. While I believed the instant lust, I found the relationship grew very quickly to the “love” stage. On the other hand, given the situation, Dmitri and Ivy found themselves in, it was almost inevitable.
I’m already wondering about the next book in this series!
Highly Recommended for romantic suspense/romance/suspense fans!!