Aug 8, 2018

Book Review: Deep Cover


Ex-Navy SEAL Cabe Moss always comes when called to duty―at all costs. Even though the death of his fiancĂ©e nearly destroyed him, Cabe won’t let his past interfere with any work that has to get done. When his latest task pushes him to team up with FBI Agent Amy Murray, a fierce beauty with the undercover skills to match, Cabe must admit that, for the first time in years, he wants to do more than just complete their mission together…

Amy was born ready for this assignment, but working side-by-side with the the strong, silent, and frustratingly professional Cabe seems to be the biggest challenge of all. But when the sparks begin to fly―and the stakes rise to dangerous heights―the only thing Amy is left worrying about is how she can resist him. Their lives may be in danger, but their hearts hold the biggest risk of all…

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I was originally introduced to Ms. Cole's writing though another on of her series, Preload, and want immediately impressed me about her writing is her ability to dive into darker topics and make it all real to her readers.  It was through her writing that I discovered some of the issues and prejudice that members of Canada's First Nations undergo and how the foster care system works in that country.  I was able to delve deeper into how some adults react after undergoing horrific abuse as a children.  And I met some strong women who manage to help those they love heal and start to become whole. 

DEEP COVER is the first that I have read in her Love Over Duty series and while the Cabe's backstory isn't as dark as some of the members of Preload, I found it moving and above all, real.  He has always been attracted to strong women but that also means that he can lose them to danger.  Now he has to learn how not to allow those losses to define him.

I really liked Amy though it boggles my mind how the daughter of a professional Vegas poker player can become a FBI agent.  She hasn't had a spark of interest in a man since a supervisor sexually harassed her. And becoming attracted to someone that she is working with didn't please her in the slightest.  Now just to keep that attraction from effecting their mission together.

I do recommend DEEP COVER as it has interesting and well developed characters, both primary and secondary, along with a  storyline that will hold your interest.  There is a tension both from their attraction and their mission that starts slowly and ratchets its way skyward as the story goes on.  There are moments of humor gives readers a breather before the danger roars back into play.  

I think that any of my readers who enjoy romantic suspense will really enjoy DEEP COVER.  It does stand really well on its own though I do recommend starting from the beginning simply so you don't have to search up the backlist later.  This book does deal with illegal gambling, and the sex trade of women.  There are also some rather hot sex scenes and violence so consider yourself warned.  

***I received  this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions are my own and not influenced by the publisher or author. 


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