REVIEW: The Givenchy Code and The Manolo Matrix by Julie Kenner
Dear Ms. Kenner,
So far, I’ve enjoyed both of your novels in this trilogy. The plot, that a megalomaniac billionaire who developed an addictive online reality game called “Play. Survive. Win.” has somehow managed to have it brought to life and played out the streets of Manhattan, is great. Yeah, you take a few liberties with the 24 hour poison that forces the unwilling participants to begin to play or risk death but I love how each book’s clues are tailored to the hero or heroine.
I’ve never been to NYC but I can just see it through your descriptions as the characters race to solve all the clues which will end the game before an assassin ends their lives. If I have one little niggle it’s that the nature of the plot calls for almost instant physical attraction followed only later by love, all packed into a very short time frame. But I do give you points for allowing that love to play out into the next book and not be forced on the reader after a couple has only known each other for such a short period of time.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the last book and hope that it matches the two I’ve already read.