Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Review: Red Heat (Men in Uniform #1) by Nina Bruhns

"The Cold War was never this cold…

CIA analyst Julie Severin hates anything to do with Russia—the country that killed her cold war spy father. She also has a phobia about large bodies of water. Needless to say, she is horrified when she is ordered at the last minute to join an international team of scientists going deep under the frigid waters of the Arctic on an ancient Russian rust bucket of a submarine. Her mission: to recover a tiny data card hidden somewhere on the sub by a murdered CIA mole…and while she’s at it, acquire the sub’s arrogant but annoyingly attractive commander as the asset’s replacement.

When Julie’s life is suddenly threatened by an enemy agent hunting the same hidden microcard, she must turn to her nemesis for help. But the killer handsome Russian captain is hiding his own shocking secrets…

Or this hot…

Daring rogue submarine driver Captain Nikolai Kirill Romanoff is having the worst year of his life. Unfairly disgraced and demoted to driving the oldest, most dilapidated excuse for a diesel submarine in the entire Russian Navy, Nikolai’s youthful KGB past has come back to haunt him in a way he never anticipated: a compulsory undercover mission that will require all his considerable skill as an operative , a submariner…and as a man. Nikolai, his crew, and nine innocent scientists are now hovering at the bottom of the Bering Strait in a 2000 sq foot tin coffin, under attack from an unknown enemy, and he must extract information vital to their survival from a beautiful American spy—by any means necessary.

As Nikolai and Julie frantically join forces to save the floundering vessel from a treacherous blitz attack that threatens to send them all to a watery grave, the two former adversaries find themselves fighting a losing battle against a sizzling attraction that far surpasses international borders, ancient hurts, and a ruthless common enemy."

Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: June 7th 2011 by Berkley Sensation

primary language English
original title Red Heat (Men In Uniform, #1)
Read and Reviewed - originally posted on lovetoreadforfun.com 
The first thing I thought when I finished this book is that I am moving to Russia!!! Now I know I have said this before but I have this thing will men in Uniform and this guy is a Navy Guy! squeeee!!! This is my first book by the talented Nina Bruhns and I was far from disappointed. Not only is it Hot and Sexy ,but will bring you to your knees and want your own Navy Hottie!

Nikolai happens to be a  Russian submarine captain whose last decision earned him a demotion. Instead of getting more important missions like he wanted he is stuck o escorting a crew of national scientists to the Arctic. Things start to get interesting when Nikolai finds himself blackmailed by a secret in his family’s past to watch a supposed CIA agent on this mission which is this supposed female reporter named, Julie Severin. Mission: Discover what she is after by any means necessary. Not liking the idea of this any means necessary idea, well that was until he finally sees Julie for the first time.

Julie can’t believe she has been put on this mission considering what happened to her father. This undercover agent is now on an expedition to the Arctic. Now she really hasn’t been trained as a spy; but she is is ready to get this secret information for the United Sates and get back on safe land. Meets the sexy Russian in the bar for the first time and why yes tells him to "fuck off". Nikolai follows her after she leaves and the sparks begin to fly but little does she know she will be stuck with this man on the trip to the Arctic. Now she has to figure out who she can really trust on this mission she isn't all that keen about.

When I first met the characters I fell in love. Two different people but yet the same.The tension and passion between them will set you a blaze and keep you reading for more. Julie is smart, beautiful and passionate. Nikolai is sexy, clever and an actual hero.They way they end up becoming close to figure out what is really going on is what got me all caught up in the story. I couldn't put it down and when it came till the end all the secrets will shock you and just make you die for more. Bruhns makes you feel you are there living what they are actually living. I loved this book to the very last page.

Nina Bruhns brings you not only passion and suspense but love and secrets that you will die to uncover. I was in love with the book from the very beginning and I truly couldn't put it down and to think I didn't want to read it. Gods, I am so glad I changed my mind on that one. I would have never forgiven myself for missing such a hot read.Welcome Nina Bruhns to my auto buy list and I will making my way through her back list when I can get some time. A must read for anyone who loves the high seas and a man in uniform. The second book in the series is White Hot which is do out in the Winter of 2012 but in the mean time Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for your review. My cheeks hurt from smiling. This does sound like a really good read.

  2. Thanks for the review. That cover is smoking hot.