by Scarlet Risque
Book: Hourglass #1
Publisher: Scarlet Corp.
Pub Date: October 2015
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A romance thriller.
A POWERFUL, MYSTERIOUS woman finds a homeless girl in a New York subway and adopts her. Janet swears loyalty to the White family and they train her at their Academy as a secret agent. Before long, her transformation into the Red Hourglass—an assassin—is complete. She is ready to start her missions in service of the White Queen.
In order to learn the whereabouts of her real mother from the White Queen, the Red Hourglass must stop the planned expansion of Wilmar Enterprises. She goes undercover to infiltrate Wilmar, and she is hired as the executive secretary to the Chief of Security, Conan Casey.
Janet works diligently to uncover all Wilmar’s secrets. She soon learns that Conan Casey, her target, is heir to the billion dollar Wilmar organization. She falls prey to his dark seductions and twisted secrets … and they leave her gasping for more.
She unwittingly bets her stakes on a dangerous game of love. Where do her loyalties lie? Will she betray Conan for the White Queen, or fall in love with him and give up all hope of finding her real mother? And will they get out alive?
The first in the Hourglass series – a dark coming of age thriller romance novel about finding one’s identity with dominance and submission romance scenes against the backdrop of capitalism, undercover agents, poker and tango with an infusion of eastern and western philosophy.
A sequel will be released every Halloween.
My Review: This is a strong book and done very well. I ended up liking this book way more than I planned.
Janet is sworn in and has started her training to be an assassin. She does well and soon becomes fully transformed into the Red Hourglass. She is eager to start her service for the White Queen.
Janet quickly dives into her mission. She will do what it takes to find out where her mum is. She is moving fast and finding out everything she needs to know about Wilmar. What she didn’t expect is actually wanting Wilmar. So now what does she do? Ignore this love, finish the job and find her mother? Give up her loyalty to the White Queen, go through with her feelings and never find her mum? Janet doesn’t have it easy right now. She wants to love him and see what unfolds in a life together. But she also wants to find her mum. Maybe she can have love and still manage to find her mum.
Though, the White Queen isn’t kind to those who aren’t loyal to her. So Janet needs to stay alive to get anything she may want. However, she has the skills to survive and get everything she wants. It’s such a strong book, that you will fly through the pages and enjoy every second of it. Worth the read, and this is an author to watch.