|There are some books that defy their titles and in this case, their category. Here are ten reasons why AWOL with the Operative is neither romantic nor suspenseful.
10. This story is set over about a week at the most. The first time the hero and heroine make love is approx. three days inÖand the hero has amnesia.
9. The suspense is sporadically and conveniently placed. There are times where there is no sense of suspense or mystery.
8. The hero FBI Special Agent Sam McDonough, is first a snarly type, who hits his head in a plane crash, loses his memory and becomes the sweetest and most charming man; only to revert to his former self when his memory returns.
7. The heroine, Eve Warren, has no real past or present. She is in this predicament for no known reason and despite having just lost a man who was her biological father; she seems to just go along with the flow. She is rather humdrum kind of heroine.
6. There are bad guys, but we donít know who they are or really what they are looking forÖjust that they think Eve has something that may put their boss, a bad Mafia guy, behind bars for a long time.
5. These two people are in the wilds of Canada, in the middle of winter, in a blizzard and they just march along for hours with no food or water. It was one of the more unrealistic treks in the wilderness that I have read in a while.
Okay, I canít really come up with five more reasons that donít repeat the same themes. Suffice it to say, this tale is unrealistic and at times, boring to read. Neither Sam nor Eve was really likable and their banter just rang false with me. Even given Stockholm s|Syndrome, they didnít know each other. It would have been more realistic if they had just slept with each other due to the heat of the moment and parted ways as friends. I couldnít buy into the love story and the suspense was both weak and pretty farfetched. Sadly, I have to warn you away from AWOL with the Operative.