Received from NetGalley and Missy Marciassa in exchange for an unbiased review.
Elle is a newly minted field agent, who just got dumped and cant tell anyone what she really does all those late nights at the Library of Congress? In the midst of the breakup Elle decides to take hold of her new identity as a super CIA agent and start her own op: a meaningless fling. Reese is everything Elle wants in a fling - attractive, smart, skilled and doesn't care where Elle is outside of bed. Until Reese starts wanting more.
Elle dodges Reese's questions while her professional life begins to heat up. Someone out there is using worms to hack into the major intelligence-gathering agencies, and there's a mole in the CIA and NSA. Elle and Preston need to find and eliminate the threat ASAP, or their careers might be over before Elle's even begins.
Covert Cover Cracked is a independently published book that reads like a book you'd find in any major publishing company. The romance is laced with suspense, but doesn't overwhelm one another. Elle is a character who at times can whine too much about her situation, but also seems to be intelligent enough to stick to her guns in terms of decisions. The CIA angle is clandestine enough to be believable, with a mission that seems legitimate.
I haven't read any of Missy's other books, and can say that I could follow the story line without previous knowledge of the series. Covert Cover Cracked would work as a stand alone read, or as part of a series. The author effectively weaves character history, relationships and past drama into the current world without a hitch.I cannot wait for the next installment of this series, and will definitely be reading it!
Recommended for: Suspense lovers, light romance without too much heaviness, ass kicking heroines and people who enjoy a New Adult romance without all the paranormal fixings.