Wendy reviews Desert Tryst by Susanne Saville, narrated by Greg Tremblay. Published May 26, 2015 1 hour 16 min.
Why Wendy reviewed this book – I listened to this book for RGR’s Audiobook Review Week at the suggestion of one of my fellow reviewers. She knows that I am fairly new to listening to Audiobooks and thought that this would be the perfect one to get me addicted *cough* I mean gently ease me into loving audiobooks. She was right. This audiobook was fantastic.
The cat-and-mouse game between professional assassin Dmitri Dzerzhinsky and FBI Special Agent Thomas Dalton may be developing into something more, at least for Dmitri. Blurring which side Dmitri’s on can’t continue. Hoping to get rid of his desire for Thomas, Dmitri goes to 1Night Stand for help.
Unaware of the assassin’s interest, Thomas is attracted to Dmitri as well. So, discovering Madame Eve has given the Special Agent a night with the man of his dreams seems too good to be true.
Sometimes it’s dangerous to get what you wish for. Can two men on opposite sides of the law find common ground beyond their mutual attraction?
The story of two men who you would never think could end up together, but both have battled an undeniable attraction to the other since they first met.
Dmitri, an assassin, is both charming and a bit of a heartbreaker. I loved that he always stayed in his assassin role. He is always looking for exits, escape routes and ways to break out of being held. He had a surprisingly gentle side and a past that, although it wasn’t spoken of much, hinted at being intense and disturbing. His past shaped who he is and keeps him captive to his profession.
Thomas is an FBI agent who I instantly fell for. He’s newly realized his sexuality because of his attraction to Dmitri. He also surprised me by taking the lead in this one-night stand. Gentle yet completely honest in going after what he wants.
I was glad that they came to an HFN in this story. It could have gone a completely different direction and with the story being as short as it is, an HEA wouldn’t have felt true.
The story was well thought out, the relationship believable. The characters had depth and I felt that I was given an appropriate amount of information to not leave me wanting.
The narrator was OMG fabulous. His voice is incredible. I will listen to anything he tells. He was flawless with his accents and kept the story moving at the perfect pace.
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Susanne Saville enjoys caffeine – especially in coffee and tea, traveling, horseback riding, reading, and John Barrowman. Not necessarily in that order.
She has a Master’s Degree in History and a second Master’s Degree in Library Science. The casual observer might suppose that this primarily qualifies her to dispense fries at fast-food restaurants. Ah, but no! Ms. Saville has worked as a Reference Librarian in California and as a History Instructor at Georgia Military College. She has also been interviewed by Dog Fancy as an expert on the pug dog’s place in history.
She currently resides in New England and, along with writing, delights in researching, spending quality time with her cats, and eating fries at fast-food restaurants.