Friday, January 30, 2015

Snake Eyes by Melissa Pearl

Snake Eyes
By Melissa Pearl
January 30, 2015

Caitlyn Davis expects her sophomore year at UCLA to be perfect...until she walks into her dorm room to find Special Agent Zoey Kaplan of the FBI waiting for her. In that instant, she knows her idyllic year with new best friends, Nicole and Dale, along with her super hot boyfriend, Eric, is about to fall apart.

Having been forced to work with the FBI months earlier, Caity accidentally gave away her special ability to read people's emotions and know whether they were telling the truth. Now, Kaplan wants Caity to go undercover again for a secret operation that will bring her close to the sadistic Diego Mendez, a man believed to be involved in human trafficking.

Eric Shore is not a man who trusts easily. Having been burned multiple times, it’s hard for him to open up completely, but his love for Caity makes him want to try. Yet, her sudden withdrawal worries him, particularly when she chooses to spend time with her new roommate, Quella Mendez, over him. When Caity’s behavior begins to match that of her wild roommate, Eric wonders if their relationship is as strong as he believed.

As Caity struggles to maintain her relationship and do her job, she finds herself pulled further into a dangerous world that could take away everything she holds dear. Will Eric learn the truth in time to save her? Or will the man with the eyes of a snake destroy their perfect romance?


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Caity's gift of being able to strip away people's masks and see their true emotions has gotten her into trouble in the past as she tried to help people but that was nothing compared to the trouble she gets into here.  This was considerably darker than the previous books in the series as Caity is forced to help the FBI uncover a human trafficking ring.

Special Agent Kaplan very successfully separates Caity from her friends and from Eric, all for the supposed greater good.  Eric, with his trust issues, struggles as Caity withdraws from him.  Will he realise what's going on in time to save her?

While Caity's gift can be used for the greater good to help people but it can be manipulated by those who know her secret to get what they want.  Caity's desire to protect those around her from harm makes it even easier.

A fast paced and a full of emotions read.  There were a number of times while reading this that I wanted to scream at Caity to stand up to Kaplan or reach in and shake Kaplan.  Her desire to get results at any cost makes her incredibly dangerous.  Really, really need to see how this great story continues.  



Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

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