Reviewed by Ami
Title: The Spy’s Love Song
Author: Kim Fielding
Series: Dreamspun Desires #67
Heroes: Jaxon Powers/Reid Stanfill
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jaxon Powers has what most only dream of: fame, fortune, gold records and GRAMMY awards, lavish hotel suites, and an endless parade of eager bedmates. He’s adored all over the world—even in the remote, repressive country of Vasnytsia, where the tyrannical dictator is a big fan. The State Department hopes a performance might improve American relations with a dangerous enemy. But it means Jaxon’s going in alone—with one exception. Secret agent Reid Stanfill has a covert agenda with global ramifications. Duty means everything to him, even when it involves protecting a jaded rock star. Jaxon and Reid’s mutual attraction is dangerous under Vasnytsia’s harsh laws—and matters get even worse when they’re trapped inside the borders. Romance will have to wait, assuming they make it out alive.
Review: I admit that I thought this was as a little bit of a stretch. I mean, a famous rocker, being invited to sing in this foreign country of Vasnytsia – I believe it’s in Eastern Europe – that feels a bit like current North Korea… and gets involved into some sort of revolution. Yes, I know it’s fiction, people, but still… I can’t help feeling like so.
However, this kind of dangerous situation helps with my being able to accept the quick turnabout in Jaxon and Reid’s relationship. They were forced to think smart and quick to try to find a way out of the country without being scathed. So, I could accept that it accelerated their feelings towards one another.
I also enjoyed the interactions between Jaxon, Reid, and a number of Vasnytsia’s rebels who are itching to make a move towards their dictator of a leader. I imagine these scenes would be GREAT on the big screen, you know? Especially the climax when Jaxon sings in front of the Vasnytsia’s people.
The ending is a little bit abrupt, as well as in the vein of happy for now rather than HEA. Which fits the story but influences my rating nonetheless.
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*