Roman Chernichenko is the larger-than-life hero of CLOSE
QUARTERS. He is a politico-military black-ops leader sent to
Zimbabwe to kill Tanya Ruston. Tanya, who has been in
Africa for the 8 years working as an EMT giving
vaccines, is thought to be the leak of super confidential
information. Roman believes that Tanya isn't responsible for
the leak but needs to find out who is, or Tanya will
die. To keep Tanya safe, they leave
the medical compound and go on the run. Roman and Tanya, and
the supporting characters, work to figure out how the leak
happened and stop the assassination of Tanya.
CLOSE QUARTERS was the very first Lucy Monroe book I
read. I loved the characters. The hero and heroine are very
well suited to each other. They spar in a way that shows
their love for each other. Roman and Lucy are complete
opposites. Where one is hard, the other is soft. Roman is a
hired killer, Tanya works to save lives. Roman and Tanya's
characters felt very real. The secondary
characters are also very lovable in that they all care for
each other. They protect each other from the enemies and
kept each other alive. There is also a secondary love story
that is sweet in its simplicity.
I really enjoyed the exotic setting of the novel. Monroe did
a very good job of describing the landscape and the problems
that can arise in an African country such as Zimbabwe.
Having not read Monroe's previous novels in the Goddard
Project series, there were some things that were confusing.
The use of military acronyms was hard to understand but it
did not take away from the story. The love scenes were
intense and very realistic. Roman may be a big, bad
mercenary but he has a huge heart. When he realized he was
in love with Tanya, he made sure she knew it in a big way. I
would definitely read more of Lucy Monroe's novels. I will be
buying the rest of the novels in her Goddard Project series.
To some, he is an assassin. To others, he's merely the man
who gets the job done when no one else can. Now
politico-military black-ops leader Roman Chernichenko has to
take out the leak in an espionage plot that could
destabilize all of Africa. Nothing will distract him from
his mission. Not even the deliciously appealing blonde who's
awoken his deepest desires - and just happens to be his
Tanya Ruston is a beautiful and brainy do-gooder -
and now Roman is supposed to dispose of her when all he
really wants to do is seduce her. Soon it's clear Tanya's no
information agent - and now that his conscience has gotten
the better of him, he and Tanya are on the run from the good
guys and bad. If they're going to make it out alive, Roman
will have to act fast - and stop thinking about how he's
going to get his feisty new charge down the aisle...