Intent to Kill by Ryshia Kennie

Intent to Kill by Ryshia Kennie
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Full Length (159 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Rose

A ruthless band of smugglers will stop at nothing to strip Cambodia of its priceless ancient artifacts, even if it means using and killing female tourists. Journalist Claire Linton knows she’s on to the story of a lifetime. But for Claire, it’s personal too: long before her “Uncle Jack” came to the U.S., he was held captive in the nightmarish killing fields of Cambodia, and Claire senses there might be a connection between that long-ago bloody history and the dark crimes plaguing the country today.

Simon Trent is a burnt-out Interpol agent who disappeared after his last case turned fatal. But with the resurgence in smuggling and all signs pointing to the man who once escaped his grasp, he comes out of hiding to finish the job that’s haunted him for years. What he doesn’t see coming is Claire, the beautiful and headstrong reporter who may be a threat to his case—and to his heart.

As Claire and Simon reluctantly join forces to unravel a mystery that reaches deep into her family history and may be his only chance at redemption, they must fight to stay one step ahead of a brutal killer—and one step away from the dangerous feelings building between them.

Intent to Kill is an exciting look at smuggling in Cambodia and the extent that people will go to make money–no matter who gets in their way. Add to the mix an Interpol agent and a journalist who have a nearly explosive chemistry between them and you have an adventure just waiting to happen.

Ms. Kennie knows how to write action–and there’s plenty of it in this book. And, I loved the characters of Claire and Simon, even while I wanted to shake both of them and tell them to trust each other. But, if they had done that from the beginning, the book would have been over before it started. Simon has to overcome some baggage from his past, and Claire believes she has to get her story–no matter what. Both of these nearly turn out to be fatal flaws in their characters.

Throw in a cast of secondary characters who are also likable and you have an enjoyable, fast-paced read. This is the first of Ms. Kennie’s books I have read, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. As a matter of fact, it might be interesting to see Claire and Simon in more adventures together–where they are working together instead of at odds with each other because of the secrets they carry. Hint, hint….


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  2. lol you’re cute! Just visiting my co-host of the tour today! I agree…it’s like WOAH action when you’re reading this book!

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  3. Chelsea B. says:

    So glad to hear you enjoyed the novel! It sounds fantastic! 🙂


  4. Great review!
    Sounds like a great read!!
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  5. Very nice review

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  6. Sounds like a good read.


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