Friday, August 17, 2018

Manview: Deadly Strain (Biological Response Team #1) by Julie Rowe

Welcome to another Manview. For those of you who are new to Manviews, these are reviews of romance novels specifically from a man's perspective, the reader today is my very own Steve. You can find previous Manviews here.

Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe

My rating: star star star star

Heat rating: Flame  Flame  Flame  Half

Deadly Strain by Julie Rowe blurb

ManviewIn one or two sentences can you sum up your overall impression of this book and how you feel about it?

It was action-packed, and I kept hoping for a moment of rest for our hero and heroine, but they just kept jumping from on frying pan or fire to the next!

What did you think of Sharp and Grace?

I loved both their resilience and resolve to do the right thing and save others before thinking of themselves. I also liked that even though they understood the problems that could arise if their relationship was found out, it did not stop them from exploring and consummating it.

This is your first book by Julie Rowe, what did you think of her writing?

Intense. Like great jazz, it kept pulling me forward, wanting the discordant human behaviors and problems to resolve pleasantly, which they finally did about 2-3 pages from the end of the book!

What did you think of the setting of the book?

It was interesting, and just familiar enough to understand, but exotic and dangerous at the same time.

What did you think of the action and pacing in this story?

I could have used a breather or two along the journey!

There's a huge focus on biological weapons and their inherent dangers. How do you think this was handled in this story?

I cannot judge with any authority, but I felt it was extremely well done and believable, both in terms of the scenario in which the plot was unfolding and the responses the bio-warfare team put in place to deal with it.

What there anything that stood out to you?

Other than being surprised Sharp did not pass out every time several gallons of blood rushed from his head to his extremely large endowment in a matter of of seconds regardless of the how much trouble they were in? Well, one other thing. And that was to dislike and tensions among members who were supposed to be on the same side, and how people’s strong emotions can factor into and disrupt the logical thinking process to then end up with bad decisions.

Was there anything you didn't enjoy?

There were a few more mis-guided and selfish bad guys on the good team than I like to see. We had a classic battle of Good versus Evil going on, but Good was challenged by what appeared to be some evil and traitorous behavior within the ranks. And people’s bad behavior saddens me. It came right at the end though.

What are you reading next?

Not sure. What am I reading next?
(Deanna) Charmed By Them by Serena Akeroyd

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  1. This one is still on my list. She was nice when I met her.

  2. I really enjoy your reviews Steve and this one sounds really good :)

    have Fun


    1. Her books are really good. You should definitely add them to your list. :-)