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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Trey (Red, Hot & Blue #1) by Cat Johnson


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My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

From Goodreads:  A distracted soldier is a dead solder. That's special operative Trey Williams' motto. The last thing he needs in his life is a girlfriend. Problem is, the woman who's been recruited to pose as his wife on a special assignment is proving to be exactly the kind of distraction he can't afford. Years ago, Carly McAfee turned her back not only on her military career, but the men who come with it. So why did she say yes to a mission that puts her in intimate contact with Trey, under 24/7 surveillance by both bad guys and good? One slip, and they're both dead. It's not long, though, before her body betrays her, followed closely by her heart. With a terrorist arms deal going down and missing teammate's life on the line, Carly and Trey must throw caution to the wind in the scorching-hot performance of their lives-and try not to lose their hearts and minds in the process. This book has been previously published and has been revised and expanded from its original release. Warning: Contains bad men with big guns and video cameras, and an unmarried couple who need to get naked and get busy acting very married to save both their country and their lives.

I've never been a big "romance" reader (aside from Nora Roberts), so I was unsure what I would think about "Trey". But this book intrigued me from the get-go, the thought of military special ops was appealing to me, and it did not disappoint. You couldn't help but get caught up in the emotions of the characters. From Trey's internal struggle between his loyalty to Jack and his feelings for Carly, to Carly's own unwillingness to fall in love with another military man, the story is captivating from the start.

Overall, "Trey" is a very enjoyable read, and I definitely can't wait to start the next installment, "Jack" to find out what happens next!

My final words on Trey:

NEGATIVE POINTS:
-  The one sex scene bordered on pornographic. Thankfully it was short, and did not take away from the overall story.
- The ending seemed a bit "abrupt", like there should have been more, but there wasn't. That was the biggest disappointment.

POSITIVE POINTS: 
+ It is a quick, easy & enjoyable read
+ The plot of Trey being special ops. The story was more about their mission than a true romantic novel.
+ The banter between the characters. You felt like you knew them as they seemed more "real".

 DISCLAIMER: I received an advanced copy of Trey (Red, Hot & Blue #1) in exchange for my honest review. This has not reflected on my review in any way.

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