This was my first ever read from Sidney Bristol, but it definitely won’t be my last. I was not expecting to love this book as much as I did because lately I’ve been a scaredy cat, completely incapable of making it past the first episode of The Punisher or the first chapter of a thriller. And even though I felt that Spy Games landed more on the suspense side of romantic suspense, I absolutely adored the book and cannot wait for more in this series. Standard disclaimer about getting this book from NetGalley in advance of it’s publication and everything is still my own opinion and blah blah blah. Now, let’s get into it!
Haunted by the mistakes he made while fighting for his country, Rand Duncan has become the CIA’s go to man for tough jobs in an effort to atone for his sins. Late-night phone calls and covert meetings are the norm. Until she arrives and his past crashes into his present.
Sarah Collins never thought she’d see her brother’s former best friend again. But one of Sarah’s fellow undercover informants has been captured and the briefcase containing the identities and locations of twelve other operatives are in Chinese hands. If Sarah and Rand can’t retrieve the documents, people will die.
The shock wears off quick as the two must figure out how to retrieve the briefcase before it can be opened or sold. If they want to save lives, they must confront their past, while avoiding an enemy that will stop at nothing to crush them.
Honestly, saying that I enjoyed this feels inadequate because of how much I loved this book. The chemistry between Sarah and Rand was intense, but the spy stuff? Holy cow, I was so nervous! The action starts off immediately and was making me so anxious!
And when Rand realizes that Sarah is Sarah, aka Matt’s younger sister and also the woman he was besotted with when he was younger, everything heats up quite nicely in the romance department. I really don’t know how Sidney Bristol struck such a great balance between romance and suspense. I mean, I could have used more romance (always), but I really do think this book was amazingly well-executed. I’ll leave you with my live Goodreads updates because there’s nothing but gushing to come from me so it seems a tad pointless to keep rambling.
If you pick this one up, please let me know what you think!