Explicit Detail by Scarlett Finn
Series: Explicit #2
Also in this series: Explicit Instruction
Published by Self-published on September 30, 2014
Genres: Suspense, Mystery
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‘I make my own rules.’
Integrating Flick into his life has given Rushe a new priority, to keep his woman where he wants her – safe and in his bed. But saving women who have no hope is a part of who he is, and it doesn’t take long for the next job to seek them out.
Rushe knows the rules, but Flick has never played the game from this side of the table before. Working in parallel, our couple go undercover to expose the crucial details of an intrigue that sinks deeper than they could have predicted.
Ready to get her hands dirty, Flick wades in, relishing the challenge. Except danger closes in on her from all sides, and Rushe has his own cards to play. They have to learn to work together before the job drives them apart.
But if their union is revealed, it could cost them their lives.
Warning: Contains explicit language and imagery.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Well, I enjoyed Explicit Detail much more than Explicit Instruction! While Rushe wasn’t done stressing the importance of adhering to his instructions, his attitude notably tampered down. There was more scope for Flick to be herself this time. I loved the grown-up version of Nancy Drew she was projecting. Their similarities in the determination and headstrong attitude they shared. Of course, the comparison ends there. There is no way my beloved teenage sleuth would have wandered into the dens of iniquity Flick does!
Rushe and Flick needed to work together as a team. Flick was as far removed from a Haus Frau as could be. She needed to be in control and a pivotal part of their new lives. The only problem she had was a penchant for getting herself into tight spots and hanging by a thread. My God, the girl knows no fear! I was constantly concerned about Flick’s safety, and then Rushe’s as he had to deviate from his plans to help her. I’d read, close my eyes and wonder what the hell she was thinking. It wasn’t as if she hadn’t been through the wringers already!
Nothing would cause her to back away from the mission she accepted on Rushe’s behalf until the job was done. The trouble is, Flick doesn’t have all the facts and is consumed by the emotional plea of the guy who needs Rushe’s help. Unfortunately, they were taking on a bunch of sick, twisted people who were devoid of other’s concerns apart from their own. The suspense was at the forefront of the story the entire time.
The adrenaline running through Flick was tangible. Frustration from Rushe at her enthusiasm and lack of fear resonated adding to the fast pace of the story. The twists in the plot were not obvious until they hit. You knew some of the characters were up to no good, and others were there out of fear. The world they were infiltrating was so entrenched with secrecy and cover-ups, it created an environment where victims were easily lured into their traps.
There is a pattern I appreciate emerging from this book and the first book in the series. The posse of support slowly being introduced is gathering a powerful array of secondary characters. They seemed to be coming out of the woodwork this time, and I am hoping to see their network continue to grow as the series progresses.
The story ends with a surprise that will lead them on another adventure. More of a segway to the next book rather than a cliff-hanger, with one mystery solved another looms on the horizon. Growing stronger and wiser as a couple, with a combined reputation sure to rattle anyone who realises they are on Rushe and Flick’s radar. I’m keen to read on and curious as to how Flick and Rushe will deal with the news they received.
4 Suspenseful Stars
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