After a gorgeous Friday & Saturday, it's back to dreary, cold, windy winter weather here for us this Sunday. So bleh... but what can you do...? Except, maybe, indulge in the good stuff... And as we all know, you and I, my dear visitors, are all bookaholics and story-junkies who live for the next great read.
And, we all also know that some of those next great reads get spotted right on the Six Sentence Sunday list every single week!
I don't know where my contribution falls on that spectrum, but I hope I manage to bring you a nice reading moment and a few thrills with my romantic suspense/espionage thriller tidbits.
Speaking of thrills, where were we with this one, Before The Morning (Corpus Brides: Book 2)?
Last week, most of you learned (finally! I could hear a lot of you say that, lol!) who Irina really was... a clandestine undercover secret agent sent to rid the world of her "husband", Russian mobster/crime lord Nikolai Grigorievskiy.
A spy always works off a well-laid plan, where everything is settled down to the last detail. There are also contingency plans, in case a wrench happens to hurdle these best-laid plans. But what happens when that wrench takes the form of your childhood best friend, the man you have always loved, and whom you haven't seen in seventeen years? What to do now? Stay in the part and complete your mission, or face up to the turmoil clenching the heart you thought you no longer had?
Read on for what Rayne, my super-spy from the Corpus, does in this situation:
Ash had recognized her; for a second, she'd thought her cover was blown. Then, she'd taken a deep breath and forced herself to remain in character: never panic, always stay in control, breathe, and gather your wits—the first lesson drilled into the mind of any secret agent. Pulling on a blank face was one of her fortes, and Ash had bought the act—he thought she was Irina, a clueless twenty-year-old from the dirt-poor suburbs of Moscow who didn't speak any language other than Russian.
She'd had a few close encounters in the past, but never like that; Rayne and Kali each had separate, compartmentalized lives that ran parallel—the two should never have touched, because that would end up making a mess of her. She could keep each persona separate, as long as she pushed Rayne to some dark corner of her mind. Her job taxed her, and she walked the tight line of paranoia every single second while undercover, but if Rayne came to the front during a mission . . . . ...'
Don't forget to check the rest of the SSS list - amongst them Jessica E. Subject, Siobhan Muir, Lorraine Paton, Christine Warner, Lia Davis, Sue, Wildcat's Wife, Jess Schira, Kate Warren, Graylin Fox, Gemma Parkes, & Monica Enderle Pierce, among many others.
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From Mauritius with love,