Title: Promise Me the Moon (The Q Chronicles #1)
Author: Nichole D. Evans
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense
When Grace Quincy ("Q") lands a job as the lead scientist and engineer in the CIA's Clandestine Operations and Properties group, she becomes the Quartermaster for U.S. reconnaissance—the creator of spy gadgets for Jayce Jackson, special agent with a license to kill.
As charming as the famed British double-O, Jackson is one-hundred percent all-American, from his dusty cowboy boots to his unending Southern charm. His conquests in and out of the bedroom are the stuff of legends, yet Q daydreams of being something more to Jackson.
At the highly sought-after event, Nebulas and Novas, Q gets tangled in Jackson's latest mission and the mysterious disappearance of NASA's green glass Moon stone. Q must trust her wits to survive the dangerous operation, thwart Dr. Faust's sinister plan, and save the sexy spy she loves.
Grace, otherwise known as Q, is a brilliant scientist working for the CIA’s secret Operations and Properties group. Her job: creator of spy gadgets for America’s special agent, Jayce Jackson. Working so close with Jackson makes Q crazy because she’d like nothing better than to snuggle up night and day with Jackson. But she doesn’t want to be another conquest to him, so she keeps silent.
Q stays behind the scenes, letting Jackson do what he’s good at but when Jackson gets distracted on a mission, they team up to bring down the evil Dr. Faust. Suddenly, Q is out of her depth and has to trust her instinct to not only save the world from a sinister organization, but Jackson himself. Can she rescue him from the clutches of Dr. Faust while capturing Jackson’s heart or will she just be the flirty Constellation Girl?
I’m a huge fan of Bond and spy rom coms so the premise appealed to me right away. Q and Jackson are fantastic characters with depth. Jackson is more than just a sexy spy who tumbles into bed with any pretty face. Sure, he’s funny and his comedic timing with sexual innuendos was spot-on. It’s the way he cares for Q and reveals parts of himself only to her that melted my heart.
Q, on the other hand, is sweet, a little dorky and full-on Einstein smart. It’s so refreshing to have a heroine that’s wicked smart and capture the heart of the sexiest man in the room. A great message there.
If you love spy romantic comedies with sexy dialogue with plenty of action, pick this up today. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!
Disclaimer: I received an ARC from The Wild Rose Press via Netgalley in the hopes I’d review it.
Favorite Character/Quote: Q (Gracie). She’s clumsy, beautiful and smart. She has hidden talents which Jackson brings out in her. She grows as a woman in this story and I want her creating fun gadgets for me.
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Nichole D. Evans’ writes tales of international intrigue laced with salty humor—probably from growing up in a hometown centered around a national laboratory and fifteen years teaching bawdy eighth graders, respectively.
She believes in heroes and heroines who are smart, loyal, and do the right thing, even when the mission seems impossible. Inspired by the clever quips of James Bond and the unexpected courage of Jack Ryan, her plots are woven on a backdrop of real-world events, resolved just in time to fall in love.
Nichole is married to her real-life “Q”, and she has two children who are out saving the world on their own.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N