SPY GIRL BY JILLIAN DODD - REVIEW AND EXCERPT BLOG TOUR
What happens when you get pulled out of spy academy before graduation because you look good in a bikini?
Get close to the hottest Prince on the planet. Keep him safe. Uncover the plot to assassinate him. Kill the bad guys. Don’t blow your cover. And don’t fall in love. She's been trained kill a man with a paper clip, tail a mark without his knowledge, is a master of disguises, and once during a training jumped out of a five-story building using nothing but an embroidered hankie as a parachute. She's the star student at Blackwood Academy. Only instead of excelling at normal collegiate activities like keg stands and frat parties, she's an expert marksman, speaks seven languages, is skilled at covert affairs, and can hack into any computer. She's only a few months away from graduation and, hopefully, a coveted spot as an agent for the underground anti-terrorist agency, known only as Black X. But is Spy Girl ready? And at what cost?
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Review by: Amy E
I'm not new to Jillian Dodds work I enjoy how she writes and who her characters are. I went into this book excited to get something new from her. However while reading it, it felt like the same characters I've read from her before, which was a little disappointing.
Huntley's a fresh out of school spy on her first mission. She's relatable, sassy, and extremely smart. I easily fell in love with the character. She surrounded by a plethora of characters (mostly men) all vying for her attention. She is able to handle any situation thrown at her be it taking on an assassin, meeting the King, or winning at the casino.
With multiple attempts on the Prince (her mission's) life we got some fast and action filled scenes. But for the most part this book revolved around Huntley's romantic interest and the wealthy, powerful men competing for her time and attention. I would have loved to get more of the actual spy aspect of the story.
Threaded throughout this book is a mystery that held my attention and kept me wondering. Who were Huntley's parents and how did she ended becoming a spy at all. Clues are dropped here and there throughout the story but you are left with more questions than answers. I'm hoping the next book dives into this more and we get more mystery and action with our romance.
I know the drill. Open my orders, commit them to memory, destroy them.
X X XYour mission, should you choose to accept it: Protect the heir to the throne of Montrovia, uncover the person or persons behind the plot to assassinate him in order to take control of this geographically important sovereign nation, and eliminate the threat. Get close to the hottest Prince on the planet and work for Black X, the double-black covert group so secret even the President of the United States is on a need-to-know basis? I accept. I think about what he said about me looking good in a bikini. Do they want me to hookup with this Prince in order to protect him? Are you kidding me? I’m valedictorian. I have the school’s highest scores in everything from parkour to the number of ways I can kill a man. I frown as I’m burning my orders in the fireplace. “Sir, may I speak freely about my assignment?” “I’m afraid I’m not privy to your orders. My job was to help choose the student best fitted for the task based on the parameters given to me.” “And one of those parameters was that I look good in a bathing suit?” He chuckles. “In this situation, my dear, they need an operative who is not only the best and brightest but one who can also demand male attention. Your handler is waiting for you outside. You leave immediately.” “But I need to go pack. Tell people goodbye.” “I’m afraid there’s no time.” He stands up and, in an uncustomary show of emotion, hugs me briefly. “Godspeed, X.”
Spy Girl is an intrigue filled, exciting ride through a world you'll wish you were part of and want to know more about! - J. Sterling, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author. "Spy girl was fun and fabulous! Jillian Dodd had me turning the pages as I was taken on an action-packed ride filled with mystery and secrets, not to mention a super sexy cast I fell head over heels for. I loved every second!" - A.L. Jackson, NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author "X" to me was a younger version of a kick ass Angelina Jolie that had all the moves to back up her reputation as being the best. With gadgets and gizmo's aplenty this book will appeal to the spy in all of us and brings together a fun, flirty, thrilling read. - The Romance Cover "My favorite read of 2016! Spy girl is 007 meets Gossip Girl level decadence, charm, and badass! 5+ stars!" - KA Linde, USA Today Bestselling Author
ABOUT JILLIAN DODD:
Jillian is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen contemporary romance novels, from the The Keatyn Chronicles and That Boy series to Vegas Love. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She currently lives in Florida. Checkout Jillian's website for added content and sneak peaks at: www.jilliandodd.net and be sure to sign up for her newsletter there.