Grade - C-
Hotness Level - Blaze
Kink Level - None
Genre - Contemporary
Series - OPUS #1
Reviewed by Kate
Avery is an agoraphobic computer whiz. She lives alone with her cat and does her best to never leave. She has, however, met Andrew on line. He is the perfect man. Or so Avery thinks.
In truth, Andrew is Adrian (aka the Sorcerer), an OPUS agent gone rogue. And he's only after Avery's mind (there's something you don't hear too often in a romance). When Avery was barely an adult, she accidentally released a computer virus that caused tons of issues (revenge plot against a bad boyfriend gone wrong). She ended up in prison for 2 years.
While Avery is unaware of Andrew's true identity, Dixon knows exactly who the Sorcerer is and what he's capable of. An OPUS agent himself, Dixon has been trying to figure out who Avery is and what the Sorcerer wants with her.
OPUS uses Avery to draw the Sorcerer out. Dixon remains as her side, and obviously the two grow closer. Avery is sure she's too messed up for anyone to love. Dixon can't figure out why he's so attracted to her.
I have to admit this is the first time I've run across a heroine who dresses in pajama pants and raggy sweatshirts through most of the book. While refreshing, it took a pat-down search for weapons for Dixon to become attracted to her. The single sex scene weirded me out a little. It started with an online conversation between the Sorcerer and Avery, but ended up with Dixon and Avery going at it. Throw in a relationship between Dixon's partner and Avery's sister and it was just too much.
Honestly, I struggled through the first quarter of the book. By page 100 it started to get a bit better (page 100 is the point I give myself permission to quit reading a bad book). By halfway through there was just too much extra stuff going on. I'm not saying it was terrible. I just wasn't for me. I almost wish I had quit at page 100.