Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Surefire Way by J.T. Bock

Title: A Surefire Way
Author: J.T. Bock
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Series: Ultrasec #1
Main Characters: Raven and Surefire
Release Date: January 2012
Publisher: PepperLip Press
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
UltraAgent Surefire’s plan is simple: Capture the transhuman thief Raven. Win back the respect of her father. Get a raise.

Easy, right?

Except Surefire just broke the number one rule of her employer, UltraSecurity, a niché security firm that solves crimes committed by genetically enhanced humans like Raven. She trailed Raven into a warehouse without backup. And something more powerful than any transhuman is waiting inside.

Raven’s plan is simple: Atone for his past crimes. Return stolen spiritual artifacts to restore the world’s balance. Don’t get caught by UltraSecurity.

Easy, right?

Until a spunky UltraSecurity agent is suddenly on his tail, although Raven wishes she was on … well, never mind … he can’t get distracted from his mission. Because she’s followed him into a warehouse filled with his reclaimed relics, and Raven’s ex-partner in crime is about to unleash a supernatural-sized complication into his plan.

His old partner has accidentally summoned an Aztec god who will destroy the world unless Raven stops this spirit with a superiority complex. To do this, Raven must team up with Surefire and reveal the truth about his powers, exposing her to a force that can either save the world or destroy them both.

Following Raven into that warehouse throws Surefire into a surreal world filled with moody gods, day-glo skulls, dizzying dimensional portals, maniacal half-roach magicians, and a sexy thief who is more than he appears under his snug t-shirt. Is Raven a criminal, or is he working for a higher power? Surefire needs to be certain, because if she joins him on this mission, she’ll have to surrender everything she believed in for a surefire way to save the world, discover her destiny and find true love.

My Review:
Mix together Marvel Comics+ Indiana Jones+ GI Joe = A Surefire Way. This was such a fun, creative book. I love this world that J.T. Bock has created and am excited to see what else she has up her sleeve. 

This book is about Surefire. She's the progeny of a world class gymnast and a military general. Twin to the perfect Heather, and Surefire has always been the disappointment in the family....never living up to her parent's extremely high expectations of her. She's trying to fix that by catching the elusive, Raven, UltraSecurity's number 1 fugitive, who's already escaped several other, more experienced UltraSec agents. Everything about her assignment with Raven goes wrong and they end up trapped together doing a job for another evil character.

So, you know this is a romance, right? So, it stands to reason that criminal Raven has more to his story....and he definitely does! I loved his background...really intriguing. He is a bad guy...on the surface...but he's trying to make the world a better place and has determined to do so without hurting anyone else. Very quickly within the story, it becomes apparent that these two are going to have to work together to get out of this alive. They make such a fabulous team. 

They are both great characters, with so many valid reasons why they can't be together, which is heartbreaking. I loved that complexity to the story line....both the suspense side and the emotional, romantic side. This book had it all and I'm so glad that I took a risk on it and picked it up. It was WELL worth the time I put into the read. I cannot wait for the next book...*hint to the author*- I really, really, really want Pax's story!!

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