Finally I had all day to prepare posts and finally right the reviews of some of the books I read a while back.
Last month I got a email from Khaled Talib, the author of “Gun Kiss“, and I want to thank him for allowing me to read his book and give my honest review.
A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue…
When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen.
After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.
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A former magazine journalist and public relations practitioner, Khaled Talib has authored three thrillers since 2014. His work has been praised by NY Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, NY Times bestselling author Ruth Harris, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land, NY Times bestselling author Keith Thomson, K.J. Howe, and Jon McGoran. Khaled is a member of the International Thriller Writers.
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This is the first book I have read of Khaled Talib and first of all, when I got the request, I was curious by the blurb and by the cover, because it all reminded me of a poster for an action movie.
With action scenes, a charming hero and a beautiful movie star, romance, drama, a drug lord seeking revenge against our lovely main character, danger, and a fast pace in the storyline. That last quality, gives the book an even more powerful tone because it truly sounded and looked (with descriptions and particular scenes) like a movie.
We first get introduced to the hero, Blake Deco, this charismatic and handsome man that is a spy/agent/whatever he is, he is good at what he does. And right after we start the book we get to follow him while he tries to recover the pistol that was used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. That was something unique right from the very beginning and it caught my attention.
Then we get to meet Goldie, the movie star that was kidnapped and that was rescued by Blake. So, as Blake and Goldie’s relationship keeps growing, there is tension, there is some romance, and of course there is drama because the drug lord that kidnapped Goldie is still alive and is after them.
Of course, as a hopeless romantic I would have love to have read more about their romance, because I feel like that could have given a good balance to the book. But that’s just my personal opinion.
I did enjoy this book because it was visual, it was fun and action packed, and it was a satisfying book for a late afternoon with a cup of tea and just relaxing and enjoy this adventure, just like you would enjoy an action movie.
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