ARC Review: Covert Seduction by Callie Croix

Posted January 4, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Covert Seduction by Callie Croix
Covert Seduction
by Callie Croix

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 14, 2013
Published by Carina Press
Pages: 129
Format: ARC
 

 

I loved the way she was able to integrate the suspense subplot into the storyline without making it seem too far-fetched or clichéd. ~ Under the Covers

I discovered Callie Croix’s work with LET ME IN. In that book, I found that I really enjoyed her writing style and voice. So I jumped at the chance at reading COVERT SEDUCTION.

Navy SEAL Reid Galvin is back, hoping to return to his life after leaving Becca Anderson for an assignment. However, when Reid gives Becca a call, she is in the midst of going out on a date with another guy. Seeming to have moved on since they last saw each other, Becca is trying to get a handle on a top secret discovery that she and her co-worker/date of the night, David have dug up. Little do they know that that discovery could very well get them killed.

A car accident that threatens to take their lives ups the ante in a large way. Croix really put the pedal to the metal and blasted this story from a good start to one that finished with finesse and style. I loved the way she was able to integrate the suspense subplot into the storyline without making it seem too far-fetched or clichéd.

And then there’s the romance between Reid and Becca. At first, I understood Becca’s initial resistance. Reid left her high and dry and came back hoping to continue things where they left off without a good enough explanation. But he sure does make up for it! Hot smexing does happen and it’s definitely worth the read if you like a good combination between kinky and sweet.

I went back and forth between liking Becca and Reid. There were times when I didn’t buy the excuses Reid came up with and also didn’t always agree with Becca’s actions in certain cases. That being said, I couldn’t give this book the 4 stars that I initially started with.

ARC provided by Netgalley

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About Callie Croix

Callie Croix writes erotic romance tales about dominant alpha males that she hopes will curl your toes in the best way possible. She also writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense as Kaylea Cross. An active member of the Greater Vancouver RWA chapter, Callie lives in a beautiful seaside town just outside Vancouver with her husband.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Good review –

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

I’ve only read one of her books, but this one sounds good too. Thanks for sharing the review!

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Thanks for the review Ann!

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Great cover. Thank Ann for the review.

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sounds like a great read!~

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Ann,
I guess I am the exception to your review 🙂 I loved this book and enjoy Callie’s writing. This book gave me everything I was hoping for and then some.
But I am glad that you gave an honest review—not every book affects every reader the same. And that is okay in my world.