Author: Layla Reyne
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: no stars
Type: Novella in a Series
Received from Publisher
Blurb: True love perseveres in this Agents Irish and Whiskey spin-off novella from author Layla Reyne
Former FBI agent Melissa “Mel” Cruz spent years skirting the line between life and death, knowing the next assignment might be her last. Back from overseas and eager to enjoy life outside the Bureau, she’s ready to give Danny Talley a Christmas Eve he’ll never forget.
A proven asset in high stakes missions, Danny’s known for having the skill and brains to get the job done. When the Talley Flag Ship is hijacked during the company holiday party, he’ll do anything to save his family, his love, and everything they’ve all worked so hard to build. But their enemies have a secondary protocol—leave no survivors—and that plan is already in play.
Navigating through a tangled web of lies and betrayal, Mel and Danny race against the clock to retake the ship before their future goes up in flames. As the seconds tick down, they’re forced to face their greatest fear—losing each other.
Review: This book is fun. Really fun. There’s gun fights, and fist fights, and terrorists. Oh my. I mean, who doesn’t love a shoeless John McClane Mel running over broken glass to get the bad guy? Or when John McClane Mel crawls through the ductwork? Then there’s the awesome plot twist when we find out the truth about Hans Gruber’s Susan Lynch’s real motives for taking everyone hostage at the Christmas party. It’s a great story and a really exciting Christmas movie novella.
So yeah, this is a “Die Hard” rip-off/gender swap. And it’s actually still a pretty fun book. Which makes sense because “Die Hard” is a damn fun movie. I mean, we all say yippie-ki-yay for a reason. Sadly (?) that didn’t make it into the book.
The fact of the matter is I’ll keep reading Layla Reyne. I’m entertained by her books, but this was Jeb Stuart’s screenplay of Roderick Thorp’s book. Seriously this dulled a lot of the shiny off of the Agents Irish and Whiskey series.