Series: Bad Boys of X-Ops #4
on July 27th, 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romantic Suspense
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The highly anticipated final book in the bestselling Bad Boys of X-Ops series is here!
And everyone wants the woman I’m teamed up with dead.
Swagger, strut, snarl. Three things I can do with both eyes closed. Oh, and shoot the shit out of tangos. I always do my job, whether it’s patching up a fellow operative or taking down a serious threat. Apparently this time my job is to babysit Baby Spy.
We’ve followed the Los Reyes de Guerra cartel to the drug-trafficking capital, Mexico City. Our orders? Get in with the guerrillas and ultimately take them down. There’s only one problem—I have another set of mission directives linked to Kiki AKA Baby Spy.
Should be easy enough. Except it seems I’ve developed an unhealthy attraction to Kiki, along with an inconvenient conscience. She’s a wild woman with an unforgiving attitude that definitely makes me bone hard for her.
Nothing is as it appears, least of all Kiki Damage.
Yeah. They call me Baby Spy. I’m fully aware the entire T-Zone team blames me for narking out a previous mission gone wrong. So, I can’t understand why the powers that be assigned me to this op. Or maybe I can, which just makes my situation even more dire.
I know Bane wants me, but I’m beginning to think he has an ulterior motive for keeping me close. And it’s not just the panty-melting hot sex with the big, gruff, silent killer. There’s something incredibly vulnerable in the way Bane watches me, like he’s looking for one last saving grace.
None of that matters now. When the situation heats up, I find out Bane’s real mission. I may have fallen in love with him, but it’s already too late. This entire web of lies goes a lot higher than any of us ever imagined, and my neck is only the first one on the line.
Bane by Rie Warren was a first on multiple levels for me. It’s my first novel in this series as well as my first by Rie Warren. And even though it says Bane can be read as a standalone, I do feel like maybe having read the rest of the books would have given me a more well-rounded and more complex experience. There were some things I was left wondering about because I haven’t read the first three. Never the less, Bane was an enjoyable read that kept me enjoyed for a couple hours.
The premise of story was definitely intriguing. Bane and Kiki were paired up to complete a mission for their organization. While Kiki thinks this a normal Ops, is actually a log more complicated due to the special orders Bane received. What should have been a straight forward mission to disassemble a cartel, turns into a clusterfuck where one isn’t sure who to trust and who is the real enemy.
Bane was a rollercoaster of emotions for sure. While reading, I wasn’t always sure who to trust and who turns out to be the enemy. It’s a great story, with lots of steam, to be entertaining for a few hours. I did love the interaction between Kiki and Bane, especially the fact that Kiki was a badass and didn’t take any shit from anyone.
Yet, I wish I would have gotten more of them both, more story and more about their character—even if it meant less steamy sex scenes. I feel like there was so much more to each character that we missed out on.
I did enjoy this story however and might just go back and read the rest of this series.
Standing slowly, Kiki paced toward the door. “I think I’ll go clean up. You should get some rest.”
“Yeah. I’ll do that.” My eyelids felt heavy as cement.
My leg fucking throbbed.
But the bigger pain came from seeing Kiki caught in a trap she didn’t realize had been set for her.
I checked the dressing on my wound. I reloaded my gun. I drank more tequila, but never enough to get tanked.
Listening to the shower run, I shut my eyes, only opening them when Kiki walked back in, wrapped in a towel.
Her hair was shiny and wet, those light pink streaks damp-darkened. Her face scrubbed. Her eyes the lightest shade of blue imaginable.
“You make a terrible patient, you know that?” She checked her Glocks before setting them on the bedside table. “I gave you orders to sleep.”
I still didn’t know how she managed to make me smile even when shit was bad-side up in my life.
“How’s the leg?”
“Hurts like a bitch. You could help though.” I winked at her.
“I could, huh?” She stepped closer, her voice turning breathy.
The change in her tone echoed the slight shift in the color of her irises, making them a little more turbulent. Darker. Dilated.
“How so?” she asked, and I watched her nipples perk up beneath the clinging towel.
“Come to bed with me.” My husky voice rumbled, rippling greed for her hitting me like a sudden shock to the system.
“I should keep watch,” she hedged.
“No. You shouldn’t.” Leaning forward, I grasped the bottom of the towel.
She slowly smiled, a sexy tilt of her suckable lips. “How’s me in bed gonna help, big boy?”
“I’ll show you.”
“I suppose you want me to take this off first?” She fingered the knot at the top of the towel.
I nodded, a ragged rush of air pelting from between my lips.
When she dropped the towel, I almost chewed off my own tongue to get to her.
Dark pink nipples.
The tats. Fuuuck. Delicate designs from her elbows to her wrists to the backs of her hands. Sexy as.
Legs long enough to wrap around my waist while I slammed into her.
“Kiki.” My hand moved to her leg, and my gaze followed the path I took from her knee to her thigh to her hip . . . “Damn, girl. You have no idea how hard you make me.”
The sheet tented at my groin. My cock rising, blood-filled, fully erect.
She gently pulled the sheet, bending over me. “This hard?”