Havelock by Jane D Everly
Genre: detective-mystery, romance
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: June 1, 2015
Cover Artist: Polina Sapershteyn
Description: Eliana Havelock is a female with no past, whose determination to bring down a Karachi arms dealer catches the attention of the British Secret Intelligence Service. MI-6 is currently fractured due to political upheaval with many of its covert programs dissolved or disbanded. When Eliana presents the opportunity to divert an international arms disaster, the head of MI-6 partners her with one of it’s best and brightest, the enigmatic, Connor Blackwell. But in a world of secrets and hidden agendas, who can Eliana trust? And what, or who, is Eliana really after?
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this one. It had a kick ass female character and a lot of action. However, I felt like it needed more explanation as there was a lot of the story that felt rushed over. I had to draw some of my own conclusions and it would have been rated higher had there been less of that.
I also wasn't a fan of the switching between first person with Eliana and third person with the MI-6 squad. I thought it made it a bit hard to follow and I wasn't sure who the other "main" character of the bunch was. I thought maybe it would be Waterstone but I think it is supposed to be Blackwell. I'm not sure.
I did love Eliana though. I wanted so much more about her and from her. Like where did she get some of her information from? Why does she not have a last name? She was such an interesting character, I really enjoyed reading through her voice. She was witty and badass and someone to admire.
The rest of the characters meshed together for me. I do hope the next in the serial has a bit more explanation about them and their personalities.
Overall: 3.5/5 mostly because it was very short. I feel like there were some things and scenes that could have been better developed.
About The Author:
Jane D Everly was born in Nottingham, England where she developed a depthless love of fiction. While aspiring to be a romance novelist, she discovered an edge to her work that was quite unexpected. It appeared that her love of action and adventure stories would forever prevent her from writing the stories of sappy romantic entanglements she believed she had always been meant to write. Instead, heavily influenced by the rise of geek culture, she began to write stories filled with kick-ass heroines and villains with delusions of attaining world domination.
Jane relocated to Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2013 to pursue her writing career. She now lives in a beautiful downtown Vancouver apartment with her cat, Mr Bojangles, and an entire world of espionage and intrigue poised at her fingertips.
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