“Whisper No Lies
Reviewed by Anne & posted at Under the Covers Book blog:
Crystal Debrowski has got it all – the red, pixie hair, the big boobs, the mile-long legs. Many envy her good looks, but it’s those same looks that have made her a target of an Indonesian bastard named Yao Long.
Yao wants Crystal as his slave. His sex slave.
When Yao’s second-in-command, Wong Li tries to proposition Crystal on behalf of Mr. Yao, Crystal gives the two the one-finger salute. It isn’t until her job is in jeopardy and she spends some time behind bars that she realizes that the counterfeiting scam on her shift may be due to Mr. Yao’s actions.
Crystal gets attacked unawares and is taken into the world of prostitution and sex slave rings in Jakarta, miles away from her smooth-talking cowboy, Johnny Duane Reed.
But it doesn’t take Johnny long to figure things out... And then he’s on the hunt for his girl, delving deep into the city of Jakarta to get Crystal back. But what he finds there causes even a worldly man like him to step back in surprise.
WHISPER NO LIES is lighter in tone than the rest of the books. While it does involve the sensitive subject and real-life issue of human trafficking, Johnny and Crystal are jokers all the way through. It seems that the more tense and dangerous the situation, the more wise cracks they make. It works for them, but sometimes I wished they were more serious when my heart was pumping a mile a minute as they faced off dangerous SOBs.
This book hits just as hard as the other ones, however, I did feel like the romance was set on the side for most of the book. Both the hero and heroine struggle with this image they portray and being seen as someone else other than who they really are. Crystal, the girl with the cute strut and big boobs. Johnny, the blonde haired, blue-eyed looker. Their appearances make impressions on others that revolve around sex and sex only.
And for awhile, between Crystal and Johnny, it was just about sex too. Until something happened in the dirty streets of Jakarta. The two fell in love and it was believable. They saw something more in each other than just their appearances and it works well with the storyline.
What I loved was the fact that even when they returned from the adrenaline-filled atmosphere of their last op, their chemistry was still there. And they put effort into their relationship to make it work. Things just didn’t fall into place on its own. They MADE it work.
And to me, that’s better than anything fate could plan for someone. ”
“Ja, deze is net zo goed als het vorige deel,...nog meer avontuur eigenlijk,....
een iets stoerdere meid, leuke karakters allebei,....spannen d tot aan het einde.
“it was pretty good i think im gonna read the rest”June wrote this review Saturday, March 27, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“enjoyed the book.”Debra V wrote this review Saturday, October 10, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Third book in the Black Ops, Inc series. I just can't get enough of this series. And I'm sad that I can't find out when the next book comes out. I think I've gotten spoiled with the first three coming out back to back.
This book is about Johnny Duane Reed, the biggest flirt ever, always out for a good time, but leaves before things get serious. Then there's Crystal Debrowski, a security manager at a Vegas casino who has been having fun with Reed when he comes to town to see Sam (the hero from book 2). But Crystal finds herself in serious trouble when she turns down a high roller at the casino one night. Next thing she knows, she's in trouble at work once counterfeit bills started showing up on her watch. After being abducted by an international crime lord, Reed goes on a dangerous mission to rescue her.
I just love Reed. His big, flirty Texas boy ends up falling in love. But they must get out of Jakarta, uncovering a white slavery ring and arms trafficking with one really bad man. This story is full of action and is very hard to put down. I loved every little thing about Reed and Crystal. Plus, the storyline is definitely one to get your heart racing.
I hope we see more from these guys and soon! Cindy Gerard is definitely one of the best writers for romantic suspense added with the yummiest military heroes and some kick butt girls. Definitely a keeper and I highly recommend it.”
“3 1/2 - 4 stars
3rd in the Black Ops Series. Johnny Duane Reed and Crystal Debrowski.
Johnny is a pretty boy and playboy. Crystal, aka Tinkerbell, is a redheaded pixie who looks like she could be a bimbo, but really has a brain and brawn to go with it.
When Crystal is kidnapped by Yao Long to be his sex slave, Johnny takes off for Indonesia to save her. He is unsure why he is so drawn to her, but he follows along anyway.
Both characters are commitment-phobic, but Johnny more so than Crystal. I'm not sure why other than he just thinks he isn't good enough. Both hide their true-selves behind an exterior that is in contrast to who they really are--Crystal looks like a bimbo, but is strong and smart; Johnny looks like a pretty boy out for a only a good time, but he is kind, compassionate, and caring.
I enjoyed the book, just not as much as the others. I took much longer to read it (almost a week to the normal 1-2 days). I'm not sure why, but I think it is because it felt like in so many places the book could have ended. It had lots of rising and falling in action--just when it seemed it was done, something else would happen. Not bad, just easy to put down.
I still give it close to 4 stars. I'm looking forward to more in this series.”
“I highly recommend WHISPER NO LIES. In comparison with TAKE NO PRISONERS, this story was much more engaging. Johnny Duane Reed is a much more intriguing character than Sam Lang is, IMHO. Crystal Debrowski knows what she wants, and no whining on Johnny's part would change her mind. I really liked that trait in her. What I didn't like was her insistance of being part of the rescues. We are continually told that she is such a capable, kick-ass woman; but then, she ends tied up, drugged and taken prisoner. For the sake of the story, I put that 'harumpf' aside and just enjoyed the ride.”Cecelia R wrote this review Sunday, February 1, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No