Spies, Lies, and Allies

A Love Story

I read all of Lisa Brown Roberts’ novels, and I really like each and every one of them. Her characters are amazing and three dimensional; all plots are interesting. Her novels are quick and entertaining reads and I highly recommend them.

So, it is not a surprise that I like Lisa Brown Roberts latest novel "Spies, Lies, and Allies". But I cannot say that the story does not have a flaw; and the flaw is that the pace is very slow at the beginning of the book. There author focuses too much on what the main character did and said and thought and not so much on the action. Fortunately, once the action started I couldn’t put the book down. The story has some similarities with a very popular movie from 1980s, The Breakfast Club. But unlike the movie the book is happening over the course of several week. The plot line is fairly simple and in some parts a bit predictable, but it is so much fun. The plot contains a bit of intrigue, a bit of office romance, a bit of bad jokes and a lot of friendship. I immensely enjoy reading this wonderful story about a brave girl with a big heart and a group of interns with big dreams.

Book Blurb for Spies, Lies, and Allies

Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

My boss is running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting––in a good way. But I can’t even think about him like that because fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous informant with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media...and I’m afraid it's working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2018 4.00