Tuesday, May 21

Book Review: Kent and Katcha by Larry & Rosemary Mild

Author: Larry & Rosemary Mild
Title: Kent and Katcha
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Format: ebook
Published:  February 21, 2024
Where I got It: My shelf (given to me by the author/publisher for my unbiased opinion)

Larry and Rosemary Mild breach the deeper cover and higher intrigue to bring you a fictional novel full of spy-craft, espionage, and adventure drawn from Larry’s former association with real agents and their spook agencies. The year is 1992. The Soviet Union has collapsed, but danger persists. Young Kent Brukner, a freshly trained American spy, arrives in Moscow for a high-risk to infiltrate and compromise a Russian Federation Army facility. Under an alias, in a military uniform, he plies his skills—unprepared for the brutal confrontations and irrational consequences. Kent meets the innocent and passionate Katcha, daughter of a British expatriate and a Russian dissident. Together the lovers embark on a near-impossible journey, beginning in the foothills of the Ural Mountains. Stalked by the evil Major Dmitri Federov, they must escape from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, Finland, or face life in a Russian prison.

I couldn't resist picking this up. You guys know how much I loveeeee spies and all that!

The year is 1992 and the Soviet Union has collapsed, but there is still danger and instability. Kent is a freshly trained spy who is sent to Moscow to infiltrate and compromise a Russian Federation Army facility. While there he meets Katcha who is the daughter of a British expatriate and a Russian dissident. Together they will work together and fall in love. They must escape from St Petersburg to Finland or they could face life in a Russian prison. 

This literally has everything I could want. Mystery, espionage, love, and a good baddie. *chef kiss*

I loved over characters. They were fun and obviously perfect for each other. You can't help route for those crazy kids. I did have to wonder why such a new spy was sent out. This seemed like a big task for the guy. But hey...I guess the best way to learn is to sink or swim. That is how I learned to swim....

The Russians are scary so I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I had no idea what was going to happen and if they would make it with both of their lives intact. 

Now, I will say the beginning was slow for me. It took me a few chapters to truly be invested. There is some build-up so I get it. However, keep that in mind. It was worth it! I didn't want to stop reading! I stayed up WAY TOO LATE to finish it because I couldn't leave our characters were they where. 

The ending was good. I feel like there will be more, but it ended where you feel content. 

All-in-all, I really enjoyed this. It was for sure hitting all the buttons for me minus the slow beginning. There are spies and love and baddies that will make you shake your fist! I'll give this 4 stars. 


- Cloak and Dagger - #11


Teddy Rose said...

I am so glad you enjoyed 'Kent and Katcha'! Thanks for hosting!

Carole Rae said...

Thank you so much for including me :D

Sophia Rose said...

I'm a spy story fan, too. :)

Northwoman said...

Glad this was in the sweet spot of a genre you enjoy!

Anne - Books of My Heart

Jen Twimom said...

I don't normally read spy stories, but I like that there is a romance! Glad you enjoyed it so much.

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, spies are so fun.

Anne, yesss!

Jen, the romance was done perfectly.