Welcome to the Wicked Lies Review tour stop...I want to thank Karina for letting me join in the fun. I do apologize for getting this up late....my internet went out this morning so I was unable to get this up earlier today.
My review for Wicked Lies, a Dark Mission Novella, Book seven in the series is below.
My rating for Wicked Lies: 4 Stars
Official book Blurb:
In this Dark Mission novella, Jonas Stone emerges from the shadows into his own story, and finally allows himself to have the same shot at love he's provided his friends.
Jonas Stone has been given his first independent operation: rescue the insurrection leader's imprisoned grandson from the Mission. Getting the job done means more than setting Danny Granger free—it means staying with him while he heals. Staying too close, for way too long.
Danny is everything Jonas isn't: confident, optimistic, honest—a man to be reckoned with. If only it didn't mean going against everything Jonas has planned. He's kept his secrets for years, hidden behind a mask no one can see through ... until now. Danny isn't the kind of man Jonas deserves. But he may be exactly the man Jonas needs.
My Personal Book Review:
I got to admit, this was the first book in the Dark Mission series and by author Karina Cooper, I read and I have to say, this was one wild, rollicking good time of a story. It was a perfect afternoon steamy read to enjoy when the skies are gloomy, weather is miserable and all y ou feel like doing is relaxing with a cup of hot tea and a good book. The writing is tight, story flows at a nice even pace and the characters...oh my...these are the crown jewels in this book. Jonas and Danny are two people who shouldn't be together but just work. It is that whole opposites attract going on that hooked me right from the start. Jonas is eager to prove his mettle to the insurrection and when he meets Danny, well lets just say sparks fly and the reader is treated to two people who dance around their attraction even as their passions rise higher and higher. I haven't read any of the other books in this series and after reading this one, they are next on my book buying list.
Karina Cooper delivers one wonderful story to enjoy. From start to finish I was flipping the pages on the nook, seeing what happens next for Jonas and Danny. This is an author who knows the world she created and the characters populating it. The characters are the jewels of the story in my humble opinion. They are well written, believable and quite enjoyable as well. The reader will have a hard time putting this one down. I know because I was the same way. I kept shushing my honey for about an hour as I wanted...no, I needed...to finish the book.
If you are looking for an introduction into Karina's Dark Mission books, this is a perfect story to enjoy and I can guarantee you will want the rest of the books after reading this one. I highly recommend it and can't wait to see what else this author has up her sleeve for her Dark Mission characters.
Look for Wicked Lies at Amazon Kindle HERE
About the Author:
After writing happily ever afters for all of her friends in school, Karina Cooper eventually grew up (sort of), went to work in the real world (kind of), where she decided that making stuff up was way more fun (true!). She writes dark and sexy paranormal romance, steampunk urban fantasy, and writes across multiple genres with mad glee. One part glamour, one part dork and all imagination, Karina is also a gamer, an airship captain's wife, and a steampunk fashionista. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a husband, a menagerie, a severe coffee habit, and a passel of adopted gamer geeks. Visit her at www.karinacooper.com, because she says so.
The Series reading order is as follows:
1) Before the Witches