Review: In a Fix by Linda Grimes


It’s fun, funny and sexy! There’s lots of laugh out loud moments, and Ciel (the heroine) is hilarious in her crush on big brother’s best friend Mark and her see-sawing emotions between Mark and Billy (her own best friend). Methinks it’s just because it’s been awhile since she’s had some. LOL

Anyway, it’s a book that doesn’t take itself seriously. There’s a suspense plot, but while Ciel doesn’t have to be dragged along into it, somehow she’s caught up in the sidelines, and for some reason, she’s always dead center in the midst of trouble, er, things. Of course, things wouldn’t get interesting if she’d just stay put as she’s always told to do. Though she has ways of extricating herself out of jams (due to her adapter ability), one wonders if there’s a bit of the TSTL heroine in her, in that she always rushes headlong into trouble in the guise of wanting to help, even when she doesn’t have the necessary training to do so. In fact, Mark and/or Billy always had to get her out of jams, except for the last part where she helped them so “gloriously”.

The cover also leaves much to be desired, in my opinion. The picture is taken at the wrong angle, making it seem that the girl is “looking down” on us, thus giving the impression of being proud and arrogant, not qualities that would endear a heroine to me.

Anyways, it’s an enjoyable read, though not exactly my cup of tea. I’m interested to read onward only because I wanted to know with whom she’ll end up with in the end. I’m on Team Mark, in case anyone’s interested.

Rating: 4 stars

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Snagging a marriage proposal for her client while on an all-expenses-paid vacation should be a simple job for Ciel Halligan, aura adaptor extraordinaire. A kind of human chameleon, she’s able to take on her clients’ appearances and slip seamlessly into their lives, solving any sticky problems they don’t want to deal with themselves. No fuss, no muss. Big paycheck.

This particular assignment is pretty enjoyable…that is, until Ciel’s island resort bungalow is blown to smithereens and her client’s about-to-be-fiancé is snatched by modern-day Vikings. For some reason, Ciel begins to suspect that getting the ring is going to be a tad more difficult than originally anticipated.

Going from romance to rescue requires some serious gear-shifting, as well as a little backup. Her best friend, Billy, and Mark, the CIA agent she’s been crushing on for years–both skilled adaptors–step in to help, but their priority is, annoyingly, keeping her safe. Before long, Ciel is dedicating more energy to escaping their watchful eyes than she is to saving her client’s intended.

Suddenly, facing down a horde of Vikings feels like the least of her problems.

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