Kiss Darling is a top investigator for an international insurance company.
She is a young, adventurous, beautiful woman who also happens to a certified genius. That is certainly not a bad combination of attributed to possess and Ms. Darling certainly makes the most of them.
The premise behind the series is that Kiss is the daughter of a British titled mother and a Lawrence-of-Arabia style traveling father who took Kiss along with him on many of his escapades as she was growing up. This resulted in her gaining an impressive understanding of the world around her which, coupled with her extremely high intelligence and schooling at the best places all melded to create a person with a 'computer mind'.
Physically, she is beautiful and alluring almost to a fault. She is envied by other women and desired by every man though she has so far maintained her 'virtue' intact. Oddly, while this is mentioned in assorted ways throughout the series, it is uniformly with the attitude that she simply hasn't yet met the right man. There is no preaching nor bemoaning fate. It is refreshing to have a change from 'I can't sleep you with' or 'I'm not that sort of person' to get a simple 'I don't feel like it today.'
The reason the two-book series is included in this compendium is two-fold. First, the fact that both adventures are filled with spies and international intrigue would be enough to warrant inclusion. Second, Kiss works as the assistant for a charming but randy fellow named Fane who has once worked for some shadowy intelligence organization and who still has some hidden connection that gets him, and Kiss, into deep trouble. Though they actually work for a large and successful insurance company as troubleshooters, they still get roped into activities for the government.