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Synopsis (Cover links to Goodreads):
Covert Assignment is a New Adult, Coming of Age Novel with a strong romantic element. Elle is ready for graduation and full-fledged adulthood: no more living like the leftover of her parent’s divorce. She’s about to graduate with her degree in Information Science (the 21st century term for Library Science) and has a ten-year plan as well-designed as any model for analyzing metadata: earn her JD/MBA, enjoy a couple of years as a single professional, then marry her college sweetheart, Adam, and start her own family.
Yet Elle feels like she returned to an alternate universe her final semester. There are pictures of Adam with a classmate who must be surgically enhanced, but he insists he wants Elle. CIA recruiters show up on campus, and they aren’t just interested in recruiting Elle for future employment: turns out she’s already working for them since they’re funding her thesis. Hot operative Preston Raddick is tasked to work with her. Preston isn’t just hot: he’s hot for Elle, but is he offering happy ever after or happy for right now? A fling with Preston could be the beginning of a new life plan, which is exciting and scary, especially with espionage thrown in. Elle needs a predictive model to tell her which decisions have the greater likelihood for happiness…
Covert Assignment is about the unexpected turns life can take when making “adult” decisions.
Author: Missy Marciassa
My Rating: 5 Bookworms!
Elle had her entire life planned out. Everything wasn’t perfect. Her mother couldn’t be bothered to keep a room for her, she doesn’t have a single thing in common with her dad – but all of that was okay, because she was going to graduate with her masters and go to business/law school and marry her long time boyfriend Adam. She had two great friends and considered herself a lucky girl. Until disaster struck on her return after the winter holidays. Turns out Adam was a snake, the CIA were paying for her thesis and there really is such a thing as spies all around us.
This book was exactly as fun filled and fantastic as the synopsis promised. I devoured it in one sitting and cringed in pain when I realized it was finished. I kept on trying to page over to the next page to see what would happen next because it wasn’t enough! I wanted MORE!
I would be hard pressed to come up with anything in the book that I didn’t like, except for the fact that I would have loved a little more action. I think this was mostly because I expected a James Bond type deal. And even though this was in no way a full fledged action packed book, it still had more than enough fun, teasing, shouting, crying, punching and passion to keep just about any type of genre fan happy. The characters were all rather fun and complex. Elle’s two best friends were amazingly honest (as best friends should be) and supportive. They kind of played the roles of the the little devil, and angel sitting on Elle’s shoulder regarding her relationship with Adam (and his douche baggery) and Preston (and his fling worthiness).
It was a cute look into a world I think we all wonder about and taken from a completely different perspective than expected. Know this though – CIA analyst get just as much action as the spy’s 😉
- Covert Assignment (Covert #1) – Missy Marciassa (pennydreadfulbooks.me)
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- Introducing…The Covert Series! (marciassa.com)