Read Honeytrap

Read Honeytrap by Aster Glenn Gray

At the height of the Cold War, a Soviet and an American agent fall in love.

Soviet agent Gennady Matskevich is thrilled when he’s assigned to work with American FBI agent Daniel Hawthorne. There’s just one catch: Gennady’s abusive boss wants him to honeytrap his American partner. Gennady doesn’t want to seduce his new American friend for blackmail purposes… but nonetheless, he can’t stop thinking about kissing Daniel.

FBI agent Daniel Hawthorne is delighted to get to know an agent from the mysterious Soviet Union… and determined not to repeat his past mistake of becoming romantically involved with a coworker. But soon, Daniel finds himself falling for Gennady. Can their love survive their countries’ enmity?

Aster Glenn Gray books tend towards quiet character-driven stories with a tone of melancholy, which is usually the kind of thing that might annoy me, but I have enjoyed all I’ve read.

Part one of this book, where they meet and travel together, was very enjoyable, showcasing their interactions and attitudes. Gennady was a fun character, and Daniel made a good foil as All American. Part two was ok, and I didn’t love part three though it fit.

By Tracy Durnell

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