ARC Review: Covert Seduction by Callie Croix

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ARC Review: Covert Seduction by Callie Croix
Covert Seduction

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 14, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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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Maria D.

Good review –

Sophia Rose

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


Thanks for the review Ann!

Lori Meehan

Great cover. Thank Ann for the review.


sounds like a great read!~

trish dechant

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.