Sheltered good girl Victoria Raine has always wanted to be a little bad. Tired of living life safely on the sidelines, she summons the courage to forge a new path for herself and applies to the FBI, looking for adventure and something to fulfil her vague longing for something…more. She gets more than she bargained for with her first undercover assignment—posing as the girlfriend of country music’s bad boy, Drake Maddox, a lone wolf with a reputation for having singularly erotic tastes. Hoping to catch a serial killer that’s targeting women close to Drake, Tori’s job is to convince the public, and the killer, that she and the wickedly handsome superstar are an item.
Although their relationship is a sham, there’s nothing fake about the hidden desires the sexy as sin cowboy awakens in Tori. As the killer draws closer, Tori finds herself falling for the one man she can’t have.
This series for me just keeps getting better and better. I had my hesitations for an FBI agent going undercover as the girlfriend of country music legend but Brynley pulls it off! Well done! I’m impressed (and I’m not easily impressed.)
As much as I had expectations for Raine to be a tough cookie – she is – just inexperienced. This is where she must first resist Drake but then she has to be brave enough to trust him. Yes, he does use blackmail and puts her career on the line to form the first steps of their relationship and that’s the one part I don’t like about this series. He makes her choose to start a sexual relationship with him or she will lose this case and ultimately be signed to a desk job.
He takes her places sexually she could only read about in the erotica section of a bookstore! Lordy! Those scenes are sexy as! But with each interaction, they cement their attraction even more and slowly it turns from a lustful relationship to a loving one.
There was still that sense of dread from the previous books is going to come back to haunt Drake and Raine and it does in a huge way. That scene them and figuring out the answer had me holding my breath. So well written and executed.
A perfect blend of drama, romance and hot times. None of these books are cliffhangers but the answer is not finalised until this book. They can be read as standalones but why would you?
Have to say, I love the simplicity of the covers – they would look amazing in paperback.
I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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