Monday, June 3, 2013

I, Spy by Jordan McCollum

I love suspense, especially clean romantic suspense!  So, when Jordan emailed me about the opportunity to review her book, I was thrilled!  I already had it on my Wish list!

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About the Book

Canada is probably the last place you'd expect to find an American spy. But even idyllic Ottawa has its deadly secrets—and so does CIA operative Talia Reynolds. She can climb through ventilation shafts, blend in at the occasional diplomatic function, even scale buildings (small ones). But there’s one thing she can’t do: tell her aerospace engineer boyfriend Danny about her Top Secret occupation. It worked for a year, keeping Danny in the dark, keeping him away from danger, keeping her secrets. And then Talia finally catches a hot case: Fyodor Timofeyev. Russian. Aerospace executive. Possible spy? She can make this work, too—until Danny needs her at the same time her country does. And when Fyodor targets Danny? Suddenly her schedule isn't the only thing suffering. Now to save her secrets and her country, Talia must sacrifice the man she loves. More about I, Spy | Add I, Spy to your Goodreads to-read list!

Advance praise

The edge-of-my-seat undercover operations kept me turning pages, and just when I thought the story would go one way, plot twists sent it down another path. Thrilling, adventurous, and romantic, this book has it all for an Alias fan.
Jami Gold, award-winning author
Jordan McCollum’s debut novel is a delightful combination of mystery, action, and romance. Talia’s CIA training and almost OCD caution feed her quirky humor while exposing her very human fears and insecurities. Add in her boyfriend Danny, and it's enough to twist your heart.
Donna K. Weaver, author of A Change of Plans
Clever, suspenseful, and charged with political intrigue and romance, I, Spy is the perfect combination for a fun and captivating read!
Michelle Davidson Argyle, author of Monarch

About the author

An award-winning author, Jordan McCollum can’t resist a story where good defeats evil and true love conquers all. In her day job, she coerces people to do things they don’t want to, elicits information and generally manipulates the people she loves most—she’s a mom. Jordan holds a degree in American Studies and Linguistics from Brigham Young University. When she catches a spare minute, her hobbies include reading, knitting and music. She lives with her husband and four children in Utah.

The contest! 

As part of the debut of I, Spy, Jordan is hosting a contest to figure out the song that inspired the story. Collect clues at each blog stop and use your spy skills to piece together the clues at each stop on her blog launch tour to win a $25 Amazon gift card! How to enter.

The freebie!

Thanks for participating in this launch tour! As a free gift this week, Jordan is giving out free copies of Mr. Nice Spy, an I, Spy prequel novella. Simply go to You can also get 40% off I, Spy!

My Thoughts!

The author asked me if I would like to review her book and I said: "Yes!"  I love how real this book felt.  You could feel Talia's indecision as to what was more important:  her boyfriend, Danny, her "partner" Elliot or saving Government secrets.  Her job was so ingrained in her that I could feel the tug.  Poor Danny, you could tell what he was up to from the start, but Talia was clueless!  Her feelings about marriage were obvious, thanks to her parents and siblings.  She's such a rule follower that she feels there is no option to tell Danny what is going on.  She just keeps lying, until the truth has to come out.  I really like all of the Russian, with some Finnish thrown in.  I didn't like the few h-words, because I really felt like they could have been left out.  I did like the relationships (I was in the boys' club in High School and loved it) and the action.  I'm anxious to see how the next book and the prequel fills in more detail!

*Disclaimer:  The author sent me this book to review.  I was not compensated for my thoughts, they are my own!*

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