10/20/17

The Fabergé Entanglement Book Review and Giveaway


By on 10/20/2017 10:11:00 AM

Book Title: The Fabergé Entanglement by Lesley Meryn & Elle Brookes
Category: Adult Fiction: 306 pages
Genre: Suspense/Action/Romance

About the Book

Sabinne ‘Saber’ Darrieux’s father, the billionaire CEO of Frontenac Global Security has been kidnapped. His ransom is not cash in a numbered offshore account, or a briefcase of Bearer Bonds but something utterly unique, incredibly valuable, and until recently, hidden away from the world.

The kidnapper seems to know Saber very well and knows that the next day, through her work as an elite translator, she will be in the same location as the Object. She must steal the Object and deliver it to the kidnapper to ransom her father.

Adrian Steele, a British Intelligence agent has just come off of two harrowing missions. Upon returning to London for a well-earned rest, he learns that his friend and fellow agent has been murdered in Moscow, but not before he made use of a unique Object as a mobile ‘drop site’ for the valuable intelligence he was carrying.

The drop site is traveling from Moscow to England. Steele insists on completing the mission to honor the death of his friend, Gerry Cornell.

At an ultra-chic quasi-diplomatic gathering in a mansion in Windsor, England, Saber and Steele meet and find themselves faced with a powerful, undeniable attraction. But at the moment, this compelling attraction is very inconvenient.

In reality, they are at the mansion to check out the security arrangements — for their own reasons — to steal the Object, a Fabergé egg worth thirty million dollars. But who will get to the egg first?

Fabergé eggs are very famous for their unique surprises. Saber and Steele are about to be very surprised, indeed.

And when Saber clashes with Steele; more than sparks will explode!

There is some, not much, bad language, sensuality, one alluded sex scene but not described, possible triggers for sexual abuse/non-consensual sex as a plot point, action-style violence)


My Review

Short chapters speed things along.  As I picked up the book, I raised an eyebrow at the number of chapters.  A book with over 100 chapters?  Yes. As I began to move through the chapters, I realized that each chapter ranged from only a couple of paragraphs to a few pages.    This made it difficult for me to settle into the story or feel that I knew the characters until well into the book--but, it certainly kept the action and adventure going quickly to keep me turning the pages.  I felt that I was constantly jumping from one character to another or from scene to scene; sometimes without really understanding where we were headed or how things connected until a few chapters later.  Everything always came together--but, not as quickly as the scenes evolved.

The authors create an entertaining blend of action and romance.   The authors created an entertaining mix of just enough romance and just enough spy-novel style adventure to interest a variety of readers.  There was also a little mystery and bits of the past to uncover. While I did not always feel that the romantic elements were the most realistic or true to my interpretations of the characters--the novel was balanced well to appeal to readers and fans of both genre.

Would I recommend The Fabergé Entanglement? The story and its subplots and fast pace kept me turning the pages to the end.  While I think the quick chapters left me feeling a little out of the loop at times, they also seemed to fill in the missing pieces for me later on as the book progressed. The plot was a well developed one--and the authors did create a surprisingly intricate story through their snapshot style chapters.  I think the book appeals well to fans of spy novels and adventure/romance novels.

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Meet the Authors


LESLEY MERYN
Enjoyed an exotic, adventure-filled childhood, following her anthropologist father and travel writer mother to the farthest corners of the world. She later took inspiration from her Aunt Sophia Francesca and became the author of romantic adventure novels. She alternates her time between Los Angeles, and a family property located in Yorkshire England.

ELLE BROOKES
She is the author of the first two books of the Time Frame Series, LUST. MECHANICS. MINI COOPER. and SEX. COFFEE. TIME TRAVEL. Loves travel, discovering new foods to try, reading and writing. She currently lives in the central highlands of Costa Rica with her dog Pixie and her hedgehog Quiller.

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About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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