Review/Excerpt/Giveaway - Hands On Me by Kim Carmichael

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Title: Hands On Me
Author: Kim Carmichael
Series: Tramp Stamp Series #1
Published by: Keith Publications
Published Date: September 9th 2012

Book Description

Agent Gwen Fredricks is a living target.  Captured after a failed mission, the code to crack a safe has literally been permanently hidden on her.  To free herself, she must retrieve a final key.  

All Agent Colin Alexander has to do to avoid a desk job is get a code said to be on an enemy agent.   He never dreamed it would actually be on the agent, especially Gwen.

The simple shoot-and-swoop mission takes a turn for these two sometime-lovers and full-time rivals when they call a truce to give into their desire.  Now with the promise to keep both hands on each other at all times, they share a night together.  Loyalties are tested when Gwen manages to swipe the key away, and Colin discovers the code carefully embedded into Gwen's tramp stamp tattoo in a glow of UV light.  When morning comes they must decide if what they feel for each other is worth betraying their agencies.

My Review

Hands on Me is a short story and the whole book is only 17pages long, but what an action packed 17 pages they turned out to be!! It reminds me a bit of the movie Mr & Mrs Smith, two agents who have one goal, are bought together because they each have what the other wants, the piece to the puzzle. They are both good agents, but the chemistry they have together is undeniable.

I liked both characters, even though there wasn’t a lot to get to know in the small story. They are both confident and dedicated to their jobs and will do anything in their power to obtain their objectives. They are both the weak links to the other person and when Colin calls a truce; they both act quickly to fill the void.

I really enjoyed the story, but I would love to know what happened when they crossed paths over the past three years and what will happen next. Hands on Me was well written and to the point and I enjoyed every minute of reading it.

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"Stop!" A man yelled.

The barrel of another gun met her inches from her face. She tensed, not from the gun, but from the familiar inflection in his voice. The position of both their weapons hid the man's face.

"Get in and lower your gun, or we'll both lose."
"Back up and lower yours, or you won't have a hand left." No one told her what to do, not ever again. The click of her cocking her weapon echoed around them.
He stepped back. "Get in and close the door."

With her gun still raised, she stepped and waited for her opponent to flinch first.

"Now." He moved a fraction of an inch.

She did the same, and with the silent acknowledgement they would both comply, they lowered their guns in unison. She almost shot herself in the foot at the sight of the man who greeted her. Before she made a mistake, she de-cocked her gun and shook her head. "Colin?" Her body betrayed her by trembling. Was this her punishment?

"Gwen." He shoved the gun in his waistband. "You're the one. I would have never guessed."

Think. She screamed at herself to remember her training, and not allow him to best her or distract her. She glanced around the room, giving her time to not look at him. Agents were supposed to be everyday people and blend in, but Colin Alexander stood out. From the moment she quite literally fell into his lap through a two-story ceiling three years ago, she wasn't sure why his agency chose such a standout. She supposed his combed-back black hair and golden eyes were some bizarre form of female torture.

About the Author

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

You can find Kim online at-


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  1. This sounds like a great novella. I like the cover too..thanks for sharing your review says a lot when an author can execute a tale in only 17 pages.

  2. Naomi, thank you so much for having me on your beautiful blog!

  3. I love your book Kim! Would love to see a sequel!

  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  5. You are welcome Kim!! I really enjoyed your story, thank you for sharing it!

  6. Hmmm... me too, it's like a scene from a movie, we want the whole thing!!

  7. You're welcome. Thank you for coming by!


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