Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Trey (Red, Hot & Blue #1) by Cat Johnson

Synopsis (Goodreads):
A distracted soldier is a dead solder. That's special operative Trey Williams' motto. The last thing he needs in his life is a girlfriend. Problem is, the woman who's been recruited to pose as his wife on a special assignment is proving to be exactly the kind of distraction he can't afford.

Years ago, Carly McAfee turned her back not only on her military career, but the men who come with it. So why did she say yes to a mission that puts her in intimate contact with Trey, under 24/7 surveillance by both bad guys and good? One slip, and they're both dead. It's not long, though, before her body betrays her, followed closely by her heart.

With a terrorist arms deal going down and missing teammate's life on the line, Carly and Trey must throw caution to the wind in the scorching-hot performance of their lives-and try not to lose their hearts and minds in the process.

Warning: Contains bad men with big guns and video cameras, and an unmarried couple who need to get naked and get busy acting very married to save both their country and their lives.
My Thoughts:  I know that I'm not usually the biggest fan of contemporary, non-paranormal romances but this one really hit the spot for me.  Trey was sexy, hot and he has that whole noble thing going for him that turns me into a puddle of goo.

Now, when Carly and Trey have to pretend to be married to save one of the men, it could have been... icky.  If Trey had been less sympathetic of the position he was putting Carly in or if he had been less caring of the hurt he was causing his best friend, it might have just been gross and shudder inducing.  Instead, it was sexy and tense and naughtily voyeuristic.

I ended up really liking the entire story, including the aftermath with Jack and Carly.  What a peach that boy turned out to be.  So, yeah.  Short, sexy and sweet.  Nice.

More books by Cat Johnson

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Trey was a free Kindle download I picked up on 03/14/11.


  1. I think I will check it out!

  2. Thanks for the great write up, Kelly. Jack gets his own heroine in the next story so don't worry, I take good care of him! LOL

    Cat Johnson