Her Secret Agent (book review)
A prequel to the fantastic X-Ops series by USA Today bestselling author Paige Tyler
John Loughlin, Director of the Department of Covert Ops, is in New York City on a recruiting mission. Cree Forest is a clever fox shifter-and very foxy. John is keen to hire her brilliant mind onto his team.
But Cree isn't what she seems. Just as John has been watching her, Cree has been spying on him. Now John is getting too close-both professionally and personally. On opposite sides of a lethal game, can they trust each other with their hearts?
Very short novella. I love that Amazon has it titled "Her Secret Agent: A Novella (X-Ops Book 0)". There are 3 full X-Ops books... and if this is acting as a prequel to the series... it's done a pretty awesome job of giving an introduction to what the X-Ops world it about. It gives enough to make me put the rest of the series on my "to read list". With this short bit of the world I've been introduced to, I'm definitely interested in reading more. I wish more series would give an option of a free novella prequel. It lets you figure out if you like something enough to invest in paying for the rest of the series. Kind of a no-risk trial.
As for this particular story... I loved that while John has been gathering info on Cree... she's been doing the same to him. For being short... the book is full of action and there is an absolute attraction building up. They obviously learned a lot about each other during their spying... but once they meet it's interesting to see them slowly learn more about each other that didn't come out in the back ground checks.
The next 3 books don't seem to include John and Cree at all. I'm hoping a full book is in their future.
About the author:
Paige is a USA Today Bestselling Author. She graduated from The University of West Florida with a degree in education in 2000, but decided to pursue a full-time career as a writer in 2004. Since then, she’s written over fifty books in several genres, including paranormal, contemporary, western, sci-fi and erotica. She loves writing about strong, sexy, alpha males and the feisty, independent women who fall for them. From verbal foreplay to sexual heat, her stories of romance, adventure, suspense, passion and true love will leave you breathlessly panting for more.
She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them.
When not working on her latest book, Paige enjoys reading, jogging, P90X, Yoga, Pilates, going to the beach, watching NFL football, watching movies and hanging out with her husband (not necessarily in that order!)