Sunday, February 03, 2013

Basement Level 5: Never Scared by L.R. Wright

Book Review of Basement Level 5: Never Scared by L.R. Wright

Alexa Martinez was raised to believe that murder, deceit, and lies were a part of life. A trained killer, she follows in her father’s footsteps, specializing in political assassinations for Martinez Security—contracted through the CIA. She thrives on the power, money, respect, and—most of all—the adrenaline rush.

Despite the danger associated with her profession, Alexa strives to give her children a normal life. But when her past catches up with her, they become pawns in a deadly game of revenge. Operating from a secret base, five levels below ground, Alexa struggles to unravel the puzzle, uncovering secrets that will alter their lives forever. Now she must make a choice—is she willing to die to give her children a life outside the bullet-proof glass?

Review 4****

I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a fantastic thriller/suspense story.

Alexa Martinez is a wonderful character. She is a loving wife and mother, but she is also a deadly trained killer. She, along with her family, is caught up in a deadly nightmare when an enemy from Alexa's past decides to exact their revenge.

This is a fast paced, page turning story that swept me up and held me in it's grip until I reached the end. At the beginning, I was a little bit confused as to how the danger arose. But through a series of flashbacks from both Alexa and her husband Alejandro's (Dro for short) points of view, as well as a few other characters, I began to understand. There are a lot of characters in this book, and it was a bit difficult to remember who was who. The Martinez's are a very influential and powerful family. Think "Mafia-like", and you'll get the idea. The ending of the book has a massive twist that I didn't see coming. The only thing that has kept me from giving this book a five is that I found that I couldn't identify with the main characters as I should have. I found I couldn't feel sympathy for their plight. There's an old saying, "If you play with fire, you're going to get burnt." and they were certainly playing with fire! However, they do have redeeming qualities, and I suppose everyone is allowed a second chance at least once in their lives.

L.R. Wright has written an intriguing thriller/suspense story that I thoroughly enjoyed. A word of warning: This book does contain scenes of violence/danger and those of a sensual nature. Although only mildly explicit, the love scenes are quite hot. Therefore, I do not recommend this book for younger readers. However, if you love an intriguing thriller/suspense, this one's for you. - Lynn Worton

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