Love, love, love! The Deadly Ops Series by Katie Reus is one of the best romantic suspense series I have read. Each book in the Deadly Ops series is unique with a creative, original plot but the same fantastic writing and some of the same characters from previous books. Phenomenal. A Covert Affair is a captivating, heated, romantic suspense that will pull you in from the beginning and won’t let you go until the very last page.
Nathan and Amelia are the main characters of the story and after spending many years apart are thrust back together to uncover a mystery of missing women. When you read many books and there are second chance love stories, you tend to subconsciously guess on how the relationship will go. Yes, they usually get together in the end (it would suck if they didn’t) but the path to that forever love is the adventure. Reus does a remarkable job with this one.
Nathan works for the NSA and isn’t able to tell Amelia about his job or the details of the case she is helping them with. He stays true to this role and while it does cause problems at times this makes their story a little more realistic. The intimacy between Nathan and Amelia is off the charts. You can feel the chemistry between the two and their emotions come right off the pages.
Now let’s talk about the suspense aspect of the book. Wow. The plot in A Cover Affair is unique, but creepy and Reus always know how to scare the pants off of me with her villains, or the minions of her villains. The story was intriguing enough that I was flipping pages and thought I knew who the villain was but had no clue until the end. Reus describes the action scenes fantastically and offers just the right amount of technical description without slowing the story down or confusing the reader.
I can’t talk about a Deadly Ops books and not mention Wesley. He has made an appearance in all the books and is just freaking awesome. I wish we could read a book about his personal relationship with a female and maybe he was in danger and his team (the guys/gals in previous books) all had to come together to save him?
A Covert Affair is another amazing book in the Deadly Ops series. It can be read as a stand alone so if you haven’t read the others, you can still start with this one. If you like romantic suspense, with an excellent balance of romance and suspense, give A Cover Affair a read.
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About the Book:
Author: Katie Reus
Publisher: NAL/Signet Eclipse
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Category: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley
After being wounded in action, NSA agent Nathan Ortiz comes home to Miami, eager to return to duty. But he doesn’t expect his newest mission to lead him straight to the one woman he loved, lost, and has never gotten over.
A beautiful, successful restaurateur, Amelia Rios enjoys giving back to her community, especially to struggling women. Then a woman she recently hired stops showing up for work, and, unfortunately, she isn’t the first to go missing.
Soon Amelia finds herself thrust into a shadowy, dark world, working side by side with Nathan, the only man she’s ever loved. They must confront old feelings as they battle a ruthless enemy preying on the poor and weak. The heat simmering between Nathan and Amelia could mean a second chance for them—but first they have to survive.