Review by Louise Swift, 1-31-2015
"Brilliant read, lots of twists and turns and very well written. working for "the agency" Lucy is a hardened operative undergoing missions of all sorts. When one of her team members is killed by an unknown assassin all evidence disappears and it looks like Lucy is going to take the fall for it! cue the knight in shining amour to her rescue aka Troy the man who seduced and set Lucy up 5 years earlier and who Lucy hates and distrusts but also has an unhealthy attraction too. troy loves Lucy and has spent the last 5 years protecting her and keeping her alive but at the same time keeping secrets and his distance. when agents are dropping like flies and Lucy is the prime suspect troy will do everything In his power to prove her innocence even if he doesn't believe she is himself."
Review by E.V. Greig, 1-29-2015
"The Seduction of Lucy is a gutsy erotic thriller, and pulls few punches. Author Kris Rafferty demonstrates a strong grasp of her chosen genre. The story opens with the gory aftermath of a mission gone badly wrong. It progresses along a convoluted path of betrayal, double bluff, gender politics, and interdepartmental paranoia.
The relationship dynamic between the two central characters is questionable at best. The rules of their world are far from normal, but even so it remains difficult to find a standard type of romance here. There is sex and a lot of anger, but for the most part this is a story of duty. Perhaps the hardest question that it poses is who that duty ought to be towards.
Although the plot of the novel resolves itself tidily, there were several supporting characters that deserved more attention. It would be interesting to see their stories developed further; and to have more of the mysterious Agency unveiled.
Repped by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.