ARC Review: First Temptation by Joan Swan

Posted August 22, 2013 by Angela in Reviews / 2 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: First Temptation by Joan Swan
First Temptation
by Joan Swan

4 Stars


Released: August 19, 2013
Series: Covert Affairs #1.5
Published by Self Published
Pages: 160






“I have to tell you that I truly enjoyed this novella.  It had a good suspenseful story line and most definitely great in the sexy department.” ~ Under The Covers

First Temptation is a novella following after Intimate Enemies of the Covert Affairs series by Joan Swan.  I was a bit surprised that there was a novella for this series.  Being that I enjoyed Intimate Enemies, I just had to jump at the chance to read this book.  Well, I’m glad I didn’t miss it because Ms. Swan wrote another hot and engaging read.

Zoe was a Border Patrol Agent who is ready to do some undercover work.  Unfortunately, in this line of work, women do not get the same credibility as men do.  Especially when her colleagues, won’t give her the benefit of the doubt.  She will need to work hard to earn respect…oddly, as a cop and as a seductive woman.  Well, she would have to as her assignment is to go undercover with Agent Taft as a couple who are very, very active and comfortable in their sexual activities.

I have to tell you that I truly enjoyed this novella.  It had a good suspenseful story line and most definitely great in the sexy department.  The tension between Zoe and Taft were palpable, and their banter made me laugh-out-loud.  I can’t help but wonder if Zoe or her previous partner was mentioned in Intimate Enemies as that book focused on Mexico’s gangs and border issues.  I actually tried to look, but my lendable copy had expired. =( On that note,  I love seeing a bit of Rio. He still exudes confidence and still has the I’m-the-big-shot persona.  Ms. Joan definitely knows how to create sexy heroes.

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About Joan Swan

NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Joan Swan writes sexy romantic suspense for Kensington (Phoenix Rising Series) and independently (Covert Affairs Series). She also works as a sonographer at a top medical facility in San Francisco and lives in magnificent wine country on the central coast of California with her husband and two daughters.

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Thanks for the great review Angela!

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Great review and I can’t wait to read this book.