Review: Femme Fatale by Cindy Dees

Posted May 4, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Femme Fatale by Cindy Dees
Femme Fatale

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Series: Hard Bodies #1
Source: NetGalley

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I have an afternoon free. I want to stop thinking about dentist appointments and deadlines. I need something unrealistic, with enough steam to make me occasionally blush and check out the local surplus stores for some old BDUS to role play with hubs. Okay, I go ahead and pick up this book.

Olivia Harper is an actress who is on the cusp of making the big time.  She has had some success and this movie is going to make her career. She doesn’t care about the plot, only her access to a high-end director and a movie that will cinch her actress persona as a bad ass.

Major Blake Ramsey has been placed on assignment on the set as stunt coordinator and military advisor until the fallout from getting taken in by a Russian double agent dies down. He is told to lay low and keep his pants zipped.

You can already see what’s coming right? Little miss sunshine, perfect ass, is a near innocent lamb and big, bad, Blake with his heated stares and rough calloused hands …okay I’ll stop. It was fine.

It was a candy read. Nothing bothered me or irked me. The editing was good and you weren’t distracted by awkward sentences and typos. There was a nice little happily ever after ending and the bedroom scenes were steamy enough, even a romance cynic would have smiled through them. There was also no depth, and no hardcore breath stealing scenes. Everything was very predictable and fine.

I thought the story idea was cute and could have really gone someplace.  I liked Olivia and her focus on her career, even when I thought she was being a bit of a people pleaser.  And the movie set scenes were fun walking us through the sets, explosions, stunts and just a glimpse into the making of movie magic.

Did it knock my socks off? Nope. But it was a fun little read and as long as you go into it with that expectation then grab a drink, snuggle up and get inspired to plot out how to convince your man that combat boots are worth the investment.

Reviewed by R.W. Beans 


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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

Thanks for sharing your take on the story, RW!

Sharon Chalk
Sharon Chalk

I have to read this book!! I mean yeah it seems kind of mean but at the same time,how incredibly romantic that he sweeps her literally off her feet and takes her away to prove his love and that he is the one for her.Now if it wasn’t a romance book,it might be a little scary lol but in a romance well,its love and not a creepy stalker,which is why I love romances,most of the time you get that HEA, although Im also anxious to read and see how Josh feels and handles the situation,because usually its the guy who… Read more »