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Review: The Russian Obession by Nikki Navarre


To uncover the truth, Max and Christa must win their toughest battle yet. 
The battle of hearts between them.  


THE RUSSIAN OBSESSION
Foreign Affairs #3
Nikki Navarre
Releasing Feb 21, 2017


Christabel Orlova remembers nothing before the night she woke in a Turkish bazaar with two passports, two governments on her tail, and no memory of her shadowy past. Armed only with keen wits, survival instincts and mad skills in the research lab, Christa has three goals. Stay alive. Stay one step ahead of her hunters. And find a cure for the Ebola bioweapon whose secret is locked in her brainbox—before it wipes out the human race. Gypsy, loner and wild child, her first rule of survival is never to trust.

Ex-Russian fighter pilot Max Vasylko is a gun-for-hire smuggler who’ll fly contraband cargo anywhere in the world, no questions asked. But he can’t fly far enough to forget the wife and daughter who died in an Ebola outbreak. When a bioweapon from a rogue U.S. program is to blame, Max’s mission turns personal. Find the scientist responsible for designing the super virus—and make her pay. The last villain he expects is Christa: a smart, sexy, scrappy survivor in hiking boots who’s lost her own brother to the virus.  

Now Max is flying high above the African jungle with enemy agents in his six and a sweet redhead he’ll risk his backside to protect. Christa’s tempted to trust this hot-as-hell jet jockey with his wildcat courage and Mafia past. But the vaccine isn’t the only secret locked in her head. To uncover the truth, Max and Christa must win their toughest battle yet. The battle of hearts between them.      



When Christabel Orlova wakes up alone and without remembering even her name, she has to trust her instincts in order to survive.  Fast forward 2 years and she finds herself in Russia working at a lab and slowly patching up her past life untilshe discovers the FSB (former KGB) and the Americans are allafter her and something they call the cookbook.
Max Vasylko is a gun for hire currently working as a muscle for the American Embassy in Moscow.  He’s got his eye on Christa since he first saw her, but the doc seems to be out of his league…until he first saves her life.
This is a high octane story, full of passion, mystery and adventure.  I felt I was watching an action movie all through the book and really, really enjoyed it.  Christa and Max are both survivors, nomads who won’t stay anywhere too long and who know the key to stay alive is to not trust anyone, but the time comes in which they will have to trust one another in order to ensure their survival.
I liked the storyline and how engaging it was, but I felt at times it was a little slow for my taste.  Still, The Russian Obsession filled my expectations of the globetrotting adventures of a sexy mercenary/smuggler pilot and a lab rat lost in the labyrinth of her own mind.

4 Book Corner Stars 
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest*




DOSSIER FOR NIKKI NAVARRE
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Subject:  Nikki Navarre
Assignment:  Double Agent
Cover:  Diplomat. Playgirl. Author of the Foreign Affairs series.

Nikki Navarre is the author of the award-winning Foreign Affairs series and the sinister twin of unsuspecting historical romance author Laura Navarre.  In her other life, Nikki is a diplomat who’s lived in Russia and works on weapons of mass destruction issues.  In the line of duty, she’s been trapped in an elevator in a nuclear power plant and has stalked the corridors of facilities churning out nerve agent and other apocalyptic weapons. In this capacity, she meets many of the world’s most dangerous men.

Inspired by the perilous realities of her real life, Nikki writes romantic suspense set in glamorous international locales and laced with political intrigue.  From her island compound in the Pacific Northwest, she divides her time between her writing career and other adventures for government clients.  Her notorious exploits in the world of diplomacy will get her in trouble one of these days. 


The Russian Obsession may be the last mistake she ever makes.



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