Thursday, June 9, 2016

Review - Brazen by Avery Flynn

by Avery Flynn
Series: B-Squad, #1
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 7, 2016

Falling in love is the easy part, staying together…now that’s the biggest challenge of all.

Everything is finally working out for Bianca Sutherland and Taz Hazard. They’re in love and running B-Squad Security and Investigations. They’ve planned the perfect operation to take down the dangerous drug kingpin who’s kidnapped one of Bianca’s best friends. Then Taz’s wife—who was supposed to be his ex-wife—shows up on the eve of the big rescue mission and threatens to blow up his and Bianca’s happily ever after.

The last thing Bianca wants after the revelation that Taz might still be married is to have to spend time with her former live-in boyfriend who never told her he’d ever been married in the first place. But it’s too late to change plans. To save her friend, she has to swallow her hurt and go undercover with Taz as a newlywed couple at an exclusive resort. The only thing Taz wants is Bianca and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to win her back. But when it’s his life on the line, will it be too late for him to show her that his past is over and she’s the only woman for his future…

This was a fast-paced read with a few twists and turns that had me reading this story in one sitting. I just love stories with a strong heroine, and Avery Flynn gives us not just one, but a whole B-Squad full of strong heroines which makes me one happy reader!

I really love how Bianca and all the women of the B-Squad can hold their own. They are a strong group of very diverse women who have each other’s back and complement each other with their skill sets. Their shared history has forged a bond between them that run deeps and there is no doubt that they will do whatever it takes to protect each other. So it’s no surprise that when Bianca comes face to face with Taz’s past – in the form of his wife…or maybe ex-wife depending on if she filed the divorce papers or not – that her girls are ready, willing, and able to help Bianca through her hurt and pain.
Bianca swallowed past the biter chunks of broken heart clogging her throat. “I’m not going to kill him.”

From her listening post, Vivi shot her a wicked grin. “Would have been my first plan of action.”

“Whacking someone is always your first idea,” Lexie said, her laptop screen giving her green highlights an otherworldly glow.

“True.” Vivi shrugged her deceptively small shoulders, a snarky grin curling her blood-red lips. “That’s what makes me so damn charming.”
The story itself is a bit edgy – between the strain between Bianca and Taz because of his “wife” showing up and the team’s desperation to not only save their friend Gidget but also stop the distribution of a very dangerous drug, you could feel the tension throughout the entire book.

One thing that did bother me about the story was having Taz’s wife/ex-wife’s tag along on the mission they went on to save Gidget/stop the drug distribution. Seemed odd that they would just bring her along when she has no experience/training, and then when they allow her to get involved in their mission it just seemed a bit out of place.

Overall, this was a solid start to what looks like a fun series filled with some sassy-mouthed, strong heroines! I’m looking forward to see what’s up next for the B-Squad.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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