The Faberge Entanglement by Lesley Meryn and Elle Brookes


The Faberge Entanglement by Lesley Meryn and Elle Brookes
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full (306 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4 stars
Review by Poppy

Sabinne ‘Saber’ Darrieux’s father, the billionaire CEO of Frontenac Global Security has been kidnapped. His ransom is not cash in a numbered offshore account, or a briefcase of Bearer Bonds but something utterly unique, incredibly valuable, and until recently, hidden away from the world.

The kidnapper seems to know Saber very well, and knows that the next day, through her work as an elite translator she will be in the same location as the Object. She must steal the Object and deliver it to the kidnapper to ransom her father.

Adrian Steele, a British Intelligence agent has just come off of two harrowing missions. Upon returning to London for a well-earned rest, he learns that his friend and fellow agent, has been murdered in Moscow, but not before he made use of a unique Object as a mobile ‘drop site’ for the valuable intelligence he was carrying.

The drop site is traveling from Moscow to England. Steele insists on completing the mission to honor the death of his friend, Gerry Cornell.

At an ultra-chic quasi-diplomatic gathering in a mansion in Windsor, England, Saber and Steele meet and find themselves faced with a powerful, undeniable attraction. But at the moment, this compelling attraction is very inconvenient.

In reality they are at the mansion to check out the security arrangements — for their own reasons — to steal the Object, a Fabergé egg worth thirty million dollars. But who will get to the egg first?

Fabergé eggs are very famous for their unique surprises. Saber and Steele are about to be very surprised, indeed.

And when Saber clashes with Steele; more than sparks will explode!

Fun, quirky and intense, TheFaberge Entanglement is an interesting change from most romantic suspense novels.

I really enjoyed Saber…she’s smart and has some very interesting friends. The book opens in a very light-hearted manner with one of those friends at an…interesting theater show. Though things certainly do intensify over time, thankfully some of that light-heartedness remains. Be warned, though, this does start a little slowly and takes a little time to pick up the pace, but hang in there. It’s worth it!

Steele is pretty amazing and definitely a hottie. I do have to question how quickly things started to get physical (like the bone-melting kiss at their first meet), but in some way I can’t blame Saber for her reaction to the man because he’s yummy!

The storyline was good, though there are a pretty large number of characters to keep track of and the strange, short chapters that move us rapidly from one point-of-view to another made that a little difficult for me.

The strength of this story is in its two main characters. They are three-dimensional, unique and both strong and fun. Even the secondary characters were well drawn, and they are all what really kept me reading. I wonder (hope?) that we see them again. Maybe Saber and Steele should start their own outfit … because I’d definitely read about them again!


  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. What song would you say best sums you up?

    • Hi Mai! Mmmmm… that’s a challenging question. We are both ever changing and to me music sums up more of a feeling or state of mind, so it’s always changing. For me at this moment, it’s a song “Quantum Leap” by an Icelandic group called KJARR. For Lesley, it’s an older song called “Just an Illusion” by Imagination (it was a one-hit wonder from the seventies, I think). Both of us have very eclectic taste in music, as you can probably tell.

  3. Poppy, Lesley and I would like to thank you very much for your great review and for hosting us on Long and Short Reviews.

  4. Sounds like a great read.

  5. Eva Millien says:

    Sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

  6. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

  7. Really great post, thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  8. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

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