When spy meets spy, it’s a whole lot of sexy fun! It took a little while for me to warm up to this one, but once these characters started to reveal more of their true selves, it got better and better. I love the concept of two undercover operatives who don’t realize that they’re working for rival agencies, or even that their new love interest is anything more than a sexy stranger. The chemistry is great, with some seriously steamy moments. And the addition of the secrets and suspense make this series starter fly by. It ends on quite the CLIFFHANGER, and I can’t wait to dive back in to see how everything plays out.
The story follows Lyra and Marcus, neighbors who have recently started dating. They’ve gone out a couple of times, but there doesn’t seem to be much of a spark between them, and every date gets interrupted. That’s left them in a state of limbo, not quite ready to call the whole thing off, but also not ready to move forward. That is, until their most recent date ends with plenty of intrigue. As different aspects of Lyra and Marcus’ personalities are revealed little by little, they discover that there might be a connection between them after all – and they might have a lot more in common than either expected.
Before we go any further, YES, this ends on a major cliffhanger. It’s planned as a duet, and I’m definitely left wanting more. This is a solid 4-star read for me, and the best I’ve read from Malone so far. The story is light and sexy with a kick of action that makes the pages fly by, and the characters are easy to love. Marcus won me over right away – he’s sort of a restrained gentleman who you know is hiding a whole other side of his personality. I can’t wait to get to know him better. Lyra took a little longer for me to connect to, mostly because she comes off as somewhat naive and inexperienced. There are a couple of elements regarding her employer that didn’t work as well for me, but we’ll see how that all plays out in the conclusion. Overall, this was a lot of fun, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the second book leads. I received an early copy, and am voluntarily leaving a review of this short and suspenseful romance.
Sometimes, romance is (also) hiding in plain sight.
It’s hard to fill out a dating profile when everything you write is a lie. But in her line of work, Lyra can’t exactly tell the truth. And she’s determined to get over the man who broke her heart by moving on, so here she is, lying on a dating app. Then again, so is he.
Lyra is no marketing consultant, but a plucky undercover operator. Marcus isn’t really a videogame designer, but he is obsessive over codes. Both of them are elite undercover agents, and unknown to each other, are each tracking down the same dangerous double agent. As the case heats up, so does their chemistry…but their mutual desire to come clean becomes more impossible with every lie.
From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nana Malone, The Covert Affairs duet is an action-packed, sexy romp for anyone who ever wondered what really happens behind closed doors.
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About the Author:
USA Today Bestseller, Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion, and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
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