Title: The Spy’s Love Song
Author: Kim Fielding and Drew Bacca (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 28th 2019
Listening Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
For a singer and a spy, love might be mission impossible.
Jaxon Powers has what most only dream of. Fame. Fortune. Gold records and Grammy awards. Lavish hotel suites and an endless parade of eager bedmates. He’s adored all over the world—even in the remote, repressive country of Vasnytsia, where the tyrannical dictator is a big fan. The State Department hopes a performance might improve US relations with a dangerous enemy. But it means Jaxon’s going in alone… with one exception.
Secret agent Reid Stanfill has a covert agenda with global ramifications. Duty means everything to him, even when it involves protecting a jaded rock star. Jaxon and Reid’s mutual attraction is dangerous under Vasnytsia’s harsh laws—and matters get even worse when they’re trapped inside the borders. Romance will have to wait… assuming they make it out alive.
The sweetness of this story made me smile. Bringing out the other side of stardom, this story shows how people aren’t always what they seem. If you give them a chance, they can amaze you.
Jaxon Powers has it all. Money, fame, men and women in bed. Yet, he yearns for something…more. When the State Department asks him to play a concert in Vasnytsia, he’s a little taken aback that he’s got fans there, but signs on quickly.
Reid Stanfill is a spy. Okay, so really he’s a Secret Agent for the state, but he’s on a mission to provide evidence that the reigning leader of Vasnytsia is corrupt and now that Jaxon has agreed to sing there, he’s got his cover story. Except, he wasn’t planning on getting to know Jaxon.
This was a cute story of two people who are too busy with their careers to let anyone in. After a few days together, under stress and running for their lives, they learn everything they need to know about each other and start letting go of their walls.
Drew Bacca did an amazing job with the narration giving Reid the very serious tone that his character took and Jaxon the subtle twang of a drawl from his roots. I thought the singing that he managed to be on point and solemn, as the story’s need required at the time. Overall, his voice kept me engaged, gave the characters life and made the story fun to listen to.
If you are looking for a nice, easy, engaging story with characters full of depth, this is an awesome choice.