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eBook Kiss Me While I Sleep: A Novel download ISBN: 0345520297
Author: Linda Howard
Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 27, 2009)
Language: English
ePub: 1914 kb
Fb2: 1377 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

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If you sense someone’s watching you from afar, or if you feel a shadow other than your own at your back, I might as well pack it up and call it a day.It’s a job that makes a killing. Efficient, professional, and without apology, Lily Mansfield is a hired assassin, working as a contract agent for the CIA. Her targets are the powerful and corrupt, those who can’t be touched by the law. Now, after nineteen years of service, Lily has been drawn into a dangerous game that hasn’t been sanctioned, seeking vengeance for her own reasons. Each move bolder than the next, she is compromising her superiors, drawing unwanted attention, and endangering her very life. Though stress and shock have made her feel somewhat invincible and a little cocky, Lily knows that she too can be taken out in an instant. And if it’s her time, so be it. She intends to go down fighting.A CIA agent himself, Lucas Swain recognizes the signs of trauma in the line of fire. His orders: either bring her in or bring her down. Yet he too is drawn into the game with Lily Mansfield, dancing on a tightrope as he tries to avoid a major international incident while still battling a tenacious foe who is dogging their every step. Keeping laser focus on the task at hand while vigilantly watching her back, Mansfield never sees the lethal peril that lies directly in her path . . . and how loyalty has a price.Chock-full of the intrigue, breathless action, and sensuality that have made Linda Howard the master of romantic suspense, Kiss Me While I Sleep is a daring thriller of passion, sudden twists, and richly imagined characters who live and breathe in readers’ hearts. It is the most gripping and complex novel of Linda Howard’s career.
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Lily is a CIA contract killer gone off the rails due to soul -destroying grief over the murders of her friends and their young daughter. Swain is the CIA agent assigned to terminate her… so, let the fireworks begin! What follows is a riveting, suspenseful & sometimes humorous novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. Only Linda Howard could write such a gripping romance. Find a comfortable chair because you won’t be able to put this down. Oh, and grab some tissues.
and the man who's been sent to save her - or not. Linda Howard works hard to convince the reader that the hero's romantic involvement with the heroine won't be enough to stop him from committing a shattering betrayal in the line of duty.

Is he an assassin sent by the CIA to bring down a rogue agent? Will he go through with his assignment even after winning her trust and falling in love? If you've read your share of romantic suspense novels, as I have, you already think you know the answer. But I'll admit, Ms. Howard had me going there for a while. I'll even confess to a tear or two, just imagining how things might turn out.

The heroine is beautifully written and surprisingly easy to like, despite her having worked as a CIA-authorized assassin. Approached at 18 because her sharp-shooting skills and innocent look made her the perfect candidate to kill a dangerous villain, she has worked as a professional killer for years when we first meet her. Increasingly unable to deny the emotional turmoil caused by her job, isolated from her family, and close to no one but her adopted daughter and the retired agents who are raising the girl, she is pushed to the edge of a break-down by their murder. When the CIA chooses political expediency over retaliation against their murderer (a mob boss valued as an informant) she sets aside her grief to pursue a revenge that she knows could make her the CIA's next target.

The agent sent to hunt her down finds her both attractive and intriguing. Jaded, bored, and a bit lonely himself, he decides to postpone the inevitable conclusion of his assignment, long enough to enjoy the challenge of seduing and matching wits with her. It's no surprise for the reader when he begins to fall for her. The big jolt, which requires some serious suspension-of-disbelief, is that this obsessively cautious woman fails to recognize him as the CIA agent she knows must be tracking her.

I kept expecting her to reveal that she'd guessed his secret almost from their first meeting (How could she not?) but had been so starved for intimacy that she chose to play along. When it became apparent that she really had bought his act, I chose to get over the out-of-character plot device that brought the two together, and enjoy the ride.

And what a ride it is! Sizzling love scenes, high-speed chases in sexy sports cars, and moments of unexpected tenderness mark the couple's shared adventure, as they criss-cross France to learn why her friends risked their own lives and her child's life to come out of retirment, crossing a powerful and politically connected mob boss.

Nefarious goings-on at a research lab and back at CIA headquarters - and plans for revenge by the mob boss' even nastier son - further complicate a love affair that appears already doomed by one partner's plan to betray the other.

Is he a romantic hero or utterly heartless? It goes without saying. Or does it?
I first read this book when it came out in hardcover, and loved it. I hadn't read it in years, but since I was in the mood, I bought the kindle version. It's just as good as I remembered. It's the perfect combination of romance and intrigue. Plus there are enough twists to keep you guessing what will happen next.
Retired CIA agents were hired to destroy a lab which had created a virus they planned to release on humans. The owner of the lab, Salvatore, and the Doctor were able to continue the work after the explosion. Salvatore then killed the two agents and their daughter. Lily is a CIA agent who kills Salvatore as revenge for his murdering her friends. CIA then sends Lucas to kill her but Lucas helps her for awhile with her plans to destroy the lab. The best part of the book was watching how Lucas identified her airport disguises and used logic to find her at the park near the lab. However, I don't recommend this book due to three major problems.

(1) There was too much telling rather than showing.

(2) The book was full of filler, consisting of too much time spent within the characters' minds. For example: having them think about and imagine things that could have happened or might happen in the future; too many ifs, thens and what ifs; too much presupposing and surmising.

(3) Terrible ending. CAUTION SPOILER: At the end, Lucas drugged her to put her to sleep. As she was falling asleep, she believed he had poisoned her and that she was dying. He then sent her to a hospital for a needed operation, debriefing with the CIA and psychological therapy for several months. He had cleared her so she wouldn't be killed by the CIA. Did he think to tell her any of this before he drugged her? No. He let her think he was killing her. If he had doubts, he could have just tied her up and explained things, in other words, been honest. Then he showed up to talk to her for the first time several months later. He said "Lily, I" She interrupted saying "I know." That's it. No other details or explanations or conversation. Technically it was a positive ending, but it left me unfulfilled and unsatisfied. Don't waste your time.

Linda Howard has many other wonderful books, but this was a bad writing year for her. Sexual language: moderate. Number of sex scenes: three. Setting: 2004 Paris and London. Copyright: 2004. Genre: romantic suspense.
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I don't know why the other reviewers have been complaining about this book. I too am a Linda Howard fan and have read everything she has ever published. Liliane is one of her most complex heroines, and I thought Swain was a wonderful, sexy mate to pair her with. She was intelligent (very!!) and resourceful and I admit the assasin job did raise my eyebrows,(not usual heroine occupation) but its a testament to Howard's writing skills that I empathized and cared about her so much by the time I closed the book. I loved Swain, he also being the opposite of what you would expect: an easy,laughing and casual CIA field operative instead of a hard and cool g-man (of course a Howard hero is extremely competent and the best of the best-so this casualness is really just one facet of his character). Their chemistry was really good to me, and I really loved the plot with the Nervi's. I don't want to spoil the story, but the plot with the Nervi's was highly believable and scary, and that, along with the way she developed the characters of the Nervi's, Blanc and the doctor along with the protagonists made this story exciting to me. Maybe I am the strange fish in this tank, but I loved this story.