In the shadowy world of covert operations it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad. Is there even room for romance? Sometimes romance fits in only too well.
Read along with the twists and turns of "Eyes Only" where trust is a rare commodity and you'll never know which side to root for until the very end.
Genre: Suspense Thriller Romance
Publisher: Breathless Press
Date of Publication: March 28, 2014
Heat Rating: 3
Number of pages: 24
Word Count: 5965
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Title: Eyes Only (Covert Flirt)
Author: H.K. Sterling
"I dunno, maybe I had a wild hair that night or maybe I was going a little bit stir crazy. In any case, I think Charlie sensed it and that’s why he made the suggestion. So this one time, I decided I'd go to the restricted bar. What harm could it do? I'd have a few drinks with Charlie, hear some old Marine stories, and call it a night.
I couldn't have been more wrong.
Isla Aldon was her name. My eyes found her as soon as we stepped in the bar. A crowded bar too. And she was a short thing."
When Ike, a newbie marine, walks into one of the bars on the government's restricted list, he doesn't expect to find love - maybe a quick roll in the hay but not a strong attraction - That is, until he sees Isla and she rocks his world. Not suspecting anything about her or her friends/family, Ike sees no need to report his "contact" with her.
And this may just be his undoing.....
The military has rules for a reason and, unfortunately for Ike, he finds out the hard way what happens when you don't follow them to the letter.
This is a very short story, running about 24 pages, that takes you into the life of secrets, spies, set ups, and murder. The author does a very good job taking this tale and spinning it around so the reader has no idea what is going on, who is really involved, or why, until the very end.
If you are looking for a suspense filled short story that's sure to keep you entertained, Eyes Only may be just the ticket. You will be pulled in from the very beginning, unable to quit reading until the book is over. The writing is fluid and easy to follow. The dialogue is smooth and the conversations flow along like a slow moving stream.
There are steamy love scenes that make this suitable for 18+ only.
Review Copy Courtesy of Author at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.
H.K. Sterling is an author with Breathless Press known for stories with imagination, intelligence, a kick, and twist endings. H.K. likes to focus her writing on suspense, science-fiction, shorts, and anything that is spicy and unexpected. Sometimes her books may even go dark. H.K. lives in Virginia with her husband who graciously puts up with her passion for writing. H.K. currently has a Mystery/Thriller out: A Taste For Killing; and two short stories in the Breathless Press Anthology, My Bloody Valentine. Her new book, A Taste For Danger has just been accepted for publication and Breathless Press also just published H.K.'s short-short titled Eyes Only. H.K.'s books are suitable for 18+.
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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/hksterling
HK Sterling "Undercover Blog": http://hksterling1.blogspot.com/
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