Sep 24, 2015

DeeJay Reviews: WIRE by @AnneConley10

Wire
by Anne Conley

Series: Pierce Securities #2
Publication Date: June 29, 2015
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: eBook
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review.


Evan Rocco has been a hero to Paige Lawson for as long as she could remember. So when she runs into him in a bar after a major professional coup, she’s feeling celebratory and reckless. But it can’t go anywhere, because after all, he’s Evan Rocco. When she finds her gaming company in trouble, there’s only one man she can turn to.

Evan can’t get the woman who disappeared after their one-night-stand six months ago out of his head. He’d honestly thought there was more between them besides just sex—a connection he’d never felt before. When PSL, his favorite game software company is the victim of sabotage, he jumps at the chance to help them solve the mystery behind The Crimson Lady, the fan-made character who’s taking credit for murder. Maybe it will get his mind off the woman of his dreams.

When he realizes who the CEO of PSL actually is, he has to get over his own issues or else he’ll put the one woman in danger he never wanted to hurt.

This is book two in the Pierce Securities series, a stand-alone story. The first book, while not necessary to read, is Craze.
 


I will start this review off by saying that I didn't like Wire as much as its predecessor Craze, but it was still a very good book that was well written and filled with my favorite element–humor.

Evan and Paige were both great characters to follow. Like most romance MCs, they kicked off their inevitable romance with a nice period of avoidance due to a previous sexual encounter that didn't end so well. This only made the book more fun to read and I enjoyed watching them get over themselves and just go with it. I loved that Evan was the piner and not Paige. That was a nice change of pace. She wanted to act like they never hooked up and he was all for doing it again. And again and again. Most of the time the women are the ones that are longing for something more, and though Paige does have the hots for Evan, she has her own reasons for wanting nothing more to do with him. Her reasons suck if you ask me, but hey, whatever. Do your thing, Paige.

I really enjoyed the video game aspect of this book and how the crime was perpetrated using a video game to get people to commit murder. It was a well thought out plot and though I figured out the culprit way before the characters did, that didn't take away from me enjoying the book because there were details about the crimes that I couldn't have guessed if I tried. So that was a good thing. I also loved that Paige was the CEO of the gaming company and represented strong female characters that don't need some knight in shining armor to save the day. Maybe they could use a partner in crime, but they don't need a savior. Evan definitely came through for Paige in this book, but only because he was the expert she needed to get the job done right. We need more characters like Paige in romance books.

The other guys in Pierce Securities weren't as big a part of this book as they were in Craze, and I would have loved to see more of them. When they get together on the same page, it's nonstop laughs and I just love a book that can make me laugh. I'm really eager to read the next book in the series and get more of these men!

Definitely a thumbs up here. Wire is a fast read that gives you as much romance as suspense. You'll enjoy the plot and the characters and will be just as grabby hands as me for the next book when you're done. So yes, this book is most certainly worth a read!


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Check out my 5-Star review of Craze!


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