- File Size: 215 KB
- Print Length: 84 pages
- Publisher: Clean Reads (November 18, 2013)
- Publication Date: November 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0074NQ410
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Aegean Intrigue Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Enter Alex Leonidis, a tall handsome private investigator, hired by a wealthy man with interests in the latest dig site. His objective: to observe Francie closely in order to prove her involvement in the missing artifacts. His plan: to go undercover as a Project Director of the dig site. Alex observed her closely all right -- drawn inexplicably to her beauty, her passion and her work ethic. He has a difficult time keeping his mind on his primary objective.
But artifacts are still disappearing. Is Francie the culprit? Or is it one of the other crew members -- the old, absent-minded professor, the seemingly inept newbie who is always checking his phone, the crew cook? And what will happen when she finds out he's been lying to her about who he really is?
This story is one of those whose plot is so engaging you are drawn immediately in. It's difficult not to want more when it's so good but it ends so soon. As a short story, it can't be judged by the same criteria as a full-length novel (though a longer format would have given the room to flesh out all the details of this amazing story).
I would have liked to see more development in the relationship between the two main characters, as most of it is brought about through the internal dialogue of the respective character and not as much through their interaction with one another. But overall, a very enjoyable read. As it is, there is romance, mystery, twists and turns, betrayal, reconciliation, and much more. It's incredible how the author can pack so much into this story.
A great book for an afternoon or evening read. You can read it in one sitting, and it keeps you intrigued from start to finish.
The characters are cleverly written. Both Alex and Francie have back stories that make them leery of trusting the honesty of the opposite sex, and when they are attracted to each other, they start second-guessing themselves. Add to the mix the fact that Alex is involved in a deception. He's an investigator passing himself off as the project manager of the archaeological dig where Francie is working, and SHE is his prime suspect! Not the most fertile ground for building a trusting relationship is it?
However, the romantic tension between Francie and Alex is very well done. It's handled in a wonderful way that is neither so saccharine as to be unbelievable nor so steamy that it overpowers the story. Ms. Kiyono lets the story unfold in delightful way that will keep you reading to the end.
I've read Ms. Kiyono's other stories (The Legacy and The Christmas Phoenix) and enjoyed them. THis is another keeper for my bookshelf. I hope to read more by this very talented author in the near future.
Francie's first love is finding historical treasures, until she meets Alex. The initial reservations she has towards him melt faster than ice, but she is confused by strange happenings at the work site and she's afraid things are not all the seem to be. Alex is falling for the suspect, going against everything he's learned in the world of a private investigator. What they both find is not at all what either expected.
Ms. Kiyono is masterfully skilled at exposing her reader to a subject like archeology and giving accurate details on the subject while weaving a storyline so intricate that the combination is seamless.
Aegean Intrigue is full of twists, mystery, gripping detail, and a great romance in the mix.
Ms. Kiyono provided me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
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