This one didn't hit me quite as nicely as the previous books in the series. I think Eve tends to have such amazing books, that I have extremely high expectations of her. This book was still a great story, just fell a bit short of some of her others. Vicky was a great character at first. She was nerdy and a klutz and I could totally relate to her. Her first meeting with Gene had me laughing out loud. Vicky's penchant for fainting was something new and a bit different. It added a depth to her character that and gave her a bit of a humorous edge.
Gene was a little too hard and stubborn for me to really like though. He's repeated references to him reminded me a bit of "he who shall not be named" from Harry Potter. I know it is not an issue of fear of saying his name, but something else that is revealed in the story so I won't tell you what it is. His refusal to admit and act on his feelings took up a large part of the story. I really wanted to see the two of them together for a much longer time than I got to.
The assassins that we run into near the beginning of the story gave a good dose of excitement to the story that was able to carry through the story and kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to pop up next. This was a great book - just not quite as great as the first two.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*