For those of you who don’t know Marteeka Karland as an author, where have you been?! You probably don’t realize how many of Ms. Karland’s covers you’ve seen gracing your favorite stories. Not only does Ms. Karland provide hot covers for many authors, but she also provides hot stories inside of those covers. Don’t believe me? Let me take you inside Wanted 2: Vodka Shots… Hold on to your hats…
The opening line “Got you, you little bitch!”, had my jaw open like Oooo, no flowery premise, straight to the action. Me like! Needless to say, I was excited and hooked. This story’s action didn’t stop at the first line, however. This story is all action, all the time (in the bedroom and out). Now, this story is the second story in a series, but it is a good read without reading the first installment, although by the time you finish reading it, you will want/need/feel compelled to read the first (White Russian). However, Ms. Karland does provide a nice summary before Chapter 1, and how many authors can you say provide Cliff notes to their own work? Not many: another plus for Ms. Karland.
The hero – Dmitry, is in a conflict. He is strong, Russian, sexy as hell, Alpha to the core, yet still conflicted. How can you still be in love with someone who sold you out? Can you honestly expect a man not to be in a rage when he wakes up to find his bed empty and his trust broken? When you begin to read, there is no doubt in your head that this hero is in love, and I mean LOVE with the heroine, Karri.
The heroine – Karri is a fighter, an independent woman. She did what she had to do to protect her daughter. There is a line here that sums up Karri “The only thing that mattered was saving Liana. If that meant she had to fight the fates, the gods and Dmitry, then so be it.”
These two characters are so strong and so stubborn, as the reader you can’t help but want to talk back at the characters, their emotions are so real you feel like you are in the fight with them. Somehow, Ms. Karland manages to transport you into the book and you feel your heart pounding just as theirs do through the action of this book. Plus two for Ms. Karland.
I don’t want to give away too much, you, the faithful lovely readers that you are, will have to read the book (Available at Changeling Press), but trust me you won’t be disappointed. I’m willing to bet you will go back and grab the first installment if you haven’t already and you will be salivating waiting on the third.
Whatever it is that you are looking for, action, laughs, hot scenes or just an emotional yet satisfying get away, trust me, Wanted 2: Vodka Shots is the book for you. (Click the book cover above to get your copy…go on, click it…)