Gennita Low writes sexy military and techno spy-fi romance. She also co-owns a roof construction business and knows 600 ways to kill with roofing tools as well as yell at her workers in five languages. A three-time Golden Heart finalist, her first book, Into Danger, about a SEAL out-of-water, won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Romantic Intrigue. Besides her love for SEALs, she works with an Airborne Ranger who taught her all about mental toughness and physical endurance. Gennita lives in Florida with her mutant poms and one chubby squirrel.
Read about spy agencies whose deadly operatives kill and love with passion and humor! To learn more about Gennita, visit www.Gennita-Low.com, www.rooferauthor.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/gennita
It's perhaps unfortunate that this book's turn came up at the same time my tolerance for sloppy publishing came to an end. Yes, I've read worse books, but have only now become fed-up enough to rant.
I read a short synopsis of this book and too quickly clicked the buy button- eager to lose myself in a good romantic-suspense series. I remembered my enthusiasm when I finished my first books by Cindy Gerard and Suzanne Brockmann. I ran-didn't walk (or maybe I skipped)- to get to the rest of their books. I hoped to have another 'find' with Gennita Low.
The premise of 'The Protector' was promising enough- hell, just say Navy SEAL and anything seems promising enough. But when I found myself again and again tripping through inconsistencies, typos and poor grammar, the promise became a simple, frustrated determination to just finish the damn thing so I could justify buying it. There were some other problems, too. Though they had a hot first love scene (believe me, you wait long enough for it) I otherwise didn't care about the lead characters. She is ridiculously reticent and nearly humorless and he is inexplicably whipped from the beginning. Also, there's a pretty depressing subject matter that darkens the story a wee too much for me.
At any rate, these last two complaints are subjective and wouldn't have warranted this entry. Here's my real beef. It's not with Ms. Low (whose work is still above some others in the genre) but with the publisher. Was there even an editor assigned to this manuscript? Or a proofreader? For example, the author repeatedly uses incorrect verb tense which, more annoyingly than a simpler grammar error, can change the explanation/direction, etc. of the story line if you're not reading carefully enough.Read more ›
Gennita Low turns from CIA/espionage stuff to SEAL action adventure in her new book, The Protector.
The story line is different, though, from the usual SEAL plots. This one is set in Southeast Asia, with a half-Asian heroine.
Cajun-yummy Navy SEAL Jazz Zeringue finds himself in hot water when he tries to rescue a young girl from prostituting herself. Mistaken by Interpol as someone trying to take advantage of a child, he's taken into custody.
Vivi Verreau, the Interpol liaison, believes Jazz to be innocent and sets him free. Things get interesting when Jazz realizes that Vivi isn't just working for Interpol, but is also a GEM operative who will be working closely with his team.
It's fun to see the testosterone fly when eight SEALs are told they have to follow a woman's orders! Gennita Low's male dialogue seems very true to life and at times very amusing.
I really enjoyed the "guy" camaraderie in her story and it's fun to be reunited with Hawk (yum-yum), Cucumber, Dirk and Mink again, as well as several other members of the SEAL team.
If you've enjoyed Ms. Low's other books, I guarantee you won't be disappointed with this one.
Trying to save a woman child from at least a night or two of depravity, Jazz gets arrested, only to be saved by Vivi Verreau, a woman with more than one face and many secrets, ones Jazz is determined to learn. This is how he and his men find themselves recruited into Vivi's covert operation to stop a drug cartel in Asia and how Jazz finds himself falling in love with a lady as dangerous as he is.
**** Prepare to board a roller coaster when you start this book. Action and adventure pause only long enough to raise your blood pressure in other ways. Ms. Low is rapidly proving herself a force to be reckoned with in romantic suspense. ****
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STORY BRIEF: Jazz is a Navy SEAL. His covert operations group just finished rescuing hostages in Southeast Asia. They go to a bar for a drink where they meet Vivi who is in disguise. She is working undercover as an "old lady" who collects payments from men for sex with girls. Two unknown men try to force sex on a frightened girl. Jazz comes to her rescue and pays the old lady for the girl's time. He is not intending sex, but he wants to give the girl some free time without sex. Jazz is arrested for soliciting a prostitute by Vivi's group. When the truth comes out, Vivi gets him released. Vivi works for GEM, an organization which tries to reduce prostitution by arresting the men. Vivi also uses her personal funds to help the girls. She and Jazz get to know each other. Then their bosses assign their two groups (GEM and the SEALs) to work together on a joint operation to rescue a truckload of girls. More than half the book is leading up to this operation.
A second story happens with Stefan and Alissa. Alissa is related to the brothers running the Triad - a mafia type group. They operate sex slave, drugs, and gun businesses. Stefan is an undercover agent who has gotten close to the Triad by having a sexual relationship with Alissa.
REVIEWER'S OPINION: I had a hard time getting through this book. I kept losing interest. I wanted it to be over. It almost reminded me of non-fiction. A couple of parts were good, but on balance I can't recommend it. I'm not sure I can explain what was wrong - maybe a lot of details without enough direction and not tied into the plot. Vivi is devoting her life to helping women forced into prostitution. But there is not a good story about that.Read more ›