Monday, October 26, 2015

Book Review: Fighting for Keeps

Fighting for Keeps

By:  Seleste Delaney

Publish Date:  April 21, 2015

Publisher:  Ignite Entangled

Format:  eBook

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Series:  3rd in Agents of TRAIT series; 1st Book ~ Gaming for Keeps, 2nd Book ~ Conning for Keeps

Impression:  Sexy agents on the job and getting through their obstacles in trust.

He made her crazy. In every way imaginable...

Since her partner's death, Jodi Israel has been perfectly happy playing Q to everyone else's Bond. Electronics and machines are safer - and they are a lot easier to deal with. Unfortunately, she's stuck with TRAIT's newest recruit, an infuriating, arrogant alpha-male who plays by his own rules...and is hot enough to send electric voltage through all of Jodi's circuitry.

Finn Danby heeds his instincts, even though it's cost him his job on more than one occasion. The moment he sees Jodi's fiery hair and uncanny engineering abilities, Finn's instinct takes over...and it's all libido. Now they're working together to protect the unstable daughter of a high-profile politician - and the sparks are flying. Both in and out of the bedroom. But when all hell breaks loose, Jodi and Finn just may find themselves alone…and unemployed.

First Sentence:
"You're sure?"

Calvin Burrows, the Tactical Response and Investigative Team senior agent nodded.

Purchase At:
Amazon  /  Barnes & Nobles

My Thoughts and Summary:
The synopsis of the book is spot on. So I'm not going to describe anymore as it'd be the same thing repeated. This is also going to be a short review as I don't want to give to much away or mush about how much I enjoyed this story and couple.

I had fun with this story. I pretty much finished it in one day. The "fighting" connection of Jodi and Finn have here is frustrating and challenging for them, but fun for me to read. They make quick jokes when working at each other's nerves.

Jodi and Finn strike me as two sides of the same coin. They both have different reactions and outcomes in their lives to a very powerful moment they lived through.

Jodi has spunk. But she hates having to assert her "rank" over Finn from the first meeting. But Finn reminds her of a past partner that didn't fair well in the field due to his lack of respect for her ability to do her job. She thinks in order to help Finn, and keep him from the same path of her last partner, she needs to do just this to make him better.

Finn is a bit different. He is like, from Jodi's view, her past partner yet he's not. From the moment he helped the little girl, I knew it (and I think Jodi too). He has a soft side and can be worked with, no matter how lone wolf he comes across. He does, however, have a past that affects his thinking on working and trusting others, one that also had the outcome of death. And he doesn't want it to happen again.

Their mission! I have to mention the senator's daughter. That's such a surprise! I liked this little twist.

I always have fun with the books in this series. They are shorter stories but fun with the banter and connecting the couple does through out. It is a sexy romance that has intimate moments. I will be looking forward to the next couple in TRAIT's agency. I think I know who it may be.


  1. Nice review
    And I hope the next couple is the one you want then :)

  2. Oh this sounds like a fun romantic suspense. That cover had me thinking PNR though.

    1. They are fun romantic reads, Melissa (B&T). They do have a slight PNR twist to them though. :)

  3. Yay mips on the cover *claps* :D Glad you enjoyed the book!

    1. You and your mips! LOL

      I love how she was pulling rank on him, that's very ballsy!

    2. lol. LilyElement. Glad you enjoyed the cover. :D Thank you!

      Talk Supe, it was fun to read this couple. :) But these are guilty little fun reads for me as well. ;)


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