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Published: August 28, 2012
This time, the straight-and-narrow path could be the road to ruin.
Dr. Elyse Morgan’s mission: find the cure to the HTN4 virus. The compensation, courtesy of the United Nations: a lab stocked with hi-tech goodies, limitless resources and enough chocolate to make her rear look like a cellulite farm. Bonus: she gets to live.
Rescued (kidnapped) and secreted (imprisoned) on an undersea warship, Elyse adjusts to her assumed identity as a cadet with the finesse of a toeless ballerina. Her sulfuric temper and blatant insubordination capture the unwanted attention of the ship’s captain, the gorgeous, infuriating, engaged Nicoli Marek.
Elyse would rather perform her own autopsy than become the other woman, but Nicoli—who’s as full of himself as he is of secrets—regards his impending marriage as a mere political transaction. And Elyse as fair game.
As Elyse’s suspicions about the UN’s true agenda mount along with her attraction to the relentless, chronically shirtless captain, she must choose between the murky path to everything she’s ever wanted, or the squeaky-clean path of self-sacrifice—which could mean taking the secrets of the virus with her to the grave.
Warning: Features a strong, chocolate-loving heroine who takes no prisoners on the way to saving the world from an epidemic and winning a captain’s heart.
What do you get when you put together a chocolate-addicted doctor who can maybe save the world and an undercover (sort of, not really) submarine captain who is way too freaking hot to handle?
You get this book. You get swoons out the wazoo and so many laugh-out-loud moments that your facial muscles will ache by the end of this book. I mean, mine did. (Quick note, maybe don’t read this in a public venue. You’ll get more than a few questioning stares.)
I’ll be super honest and say I’m a character person. I don’t like the character; I won’t like the book. Well, at least not as much as I may have. I loved the characters in DEGREES OF WRONG. I mean like really love. I love them in a please-let’s-all-be-friends kind of way. Elyse is a doctor, the one who is closest to finding the cure to the HTN4 virus, or at least the UN seems to believe so. After having been drawn out from her ‘hiding’ spot and placed on Nicoli’s submarine to find the cure for the virus under the supervision of the government.
With Nicoli curious and super attracted to Elyse, and Elyse trying her hardest to stay away from him and all his complications (hello, sexual tension) along with people trying to murder people, this book was action packed. However, even though it was action packed, it was still an incredibly easy read. That’s one of the main things that I love about it. The plot wasn’t complicated, but there were twists and turns and just as many unlikely friends as unlikely enemies.
It was AWESOME.
That’s all the things I love about this book. Those are all the reasons I wish I could read it for the first time a hundred times. All that being said, I was left a bit unsatisfied. There were loose ends that needed tying up, and this book is a stand along. I’m sort of half scratching my head- half debating begging for a sequel.
In the end, I can’t recommend this book enough. Even though the ending was lack-luster, the beginning and the middle SOOOO did not disappoint. I need to find me one of those.