In Walked Trouble
Under Covers #2
by Christina Elle
Releasing July 31st, 2017
Entangled Publishing Select
In Walked Trouble (Under Covers #2) by Christina Elle, DEA agent Luke Calder finds himself needing to stay one step ahead of the bad guy that's determined to see him dead. However, it doesn't mean he can't have a little fun along the way. Meeting Cassandra Stone is a blessing, especially when he discovers she might have the intel he needs to break the case he and his team are working. Yet, when Cassandra discovers why Luke took an interest in her, will she be able to handle the truth so they can have a shot at happy ever after, or will she send Luke packing?
What a thrilling, fast-paced, entertaining read Ms. Elle has penned in this story, which encompasses a heroine determined to prove her ex wrong; a hero that has done the right thing for his team leader, but now finds his life on the line; dialogue that made me laugh at times because of the way Luke and his team tease each other and had me on the edge-of-my-seat at others, especially towards the end of this story; and has two interesting characters that have back stories that made me sympathize with them, especially that of the hero. Luckily, he managed to turn his life around.
The way this story started had me feeling sorry for the heroine, because her ex sounds like a real piece of work. How could he not have told her what he did earlier in their relationship, so maybe she had a chance to break things off before she invested so much time in the relationship? However, in saying that, I liked that the heroine didn't let her ex's words get her down too much and that she was willing to prove him wrong. Will Cassandra find the right man to hopefully have a one-night stand with? Moreover, the heroine is resilient, brave and I liked how determined she was to prove her ex wrong. Could she be adventurous in bed, if she found the right man? I also liked how tenacious the heroine was as a guidance counsellor to help her students find the right path in life. Her efforts to help may seem hopeless with what happens to one of her students, but still she's going to try her hardest, even if it means putting herself in danger with the people that want the students she's trying to help to follow a different path in life.
While the hero, he's had a tough life, but I liked how he used his past experiences to become a DEA agent. Certainly, it's important to get drugs off the street, and I liked his determination to do that, even if it meant using the heroine to get any information he deems useful to his team's investigation. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is how protective he was of the heroine and that he would do anything to keep her safe, which is proven towards the end of this story when he realizes that his association with Cassandra puts her in as much danger as he when it comes to the bad guy he needs to stay one step ahead of, if he wants to stay alive.
Overall, Ms. Elle has penned an intriguing and scorching read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was instant from the moment they met; the romance hot and had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after, because Luke and Cassandra need each other to be completely happy; and the ending had me wanting to bite my nails with the danger the hero and heroine face. Will they come out on top of the bad guys? However, I liked how things worked out for this couple, and I liked how far the hero was willing to go to save Cassandra, because no way would he be able to go on without her in his life. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up wonderfully, as Luke is determined to keep Cassandra happy while still teasing the one member of his DEA team that he knows how to get a rise out of. I would recommend In Walked Trouble by Christina Elle, if you enjoy contemporary romance with a dash of suspense, the opposites attract trope or books by authors Sheryl Nantus, Anita DeVito, Lynn Rae Harris or Katie Reus.
With a deadly target on his back, DEA agent Luke Calder's plan is to drink away his impending demise. Except instead of getting blessedly drunk, in walks a woman with a much deeper story than she's leading on. And he definitely wants to know more. Especially when he learns she might have intel he needs. He's not cool with lying to her, but desperate times call for desperate measures. And what starts out as simple surveillance turns into so much more.
Cassandra Stone is having a bad night. Her boyfriend's been cheating because she's not "adventurous enough" in bed. So, she does the next logical thing -- she goes in search of a dark, dangerous one-night stand. Instead, she finds smouldering eyes, deep dimples and the killer smile of a guy who won't leave her alone. Damn him. He says and does all the right things, making Cass believe that good men still exist. Until she learns why he took an interest in her in the first place.
ABOUT CHRISTINA ELLE
Christina believes that laughter really is the best medicine, which is why in her stories she blends a healthy dose of hilarious hijinks with gritty suspense. When she’s not writing fun contemporary romance or quirky romantic suspense, Christina can be found devouring books in every genre, watching Chris Hemsworth on TV, playing board games with her family, working out, checking out Chris Hemsworth on Facebook, napping, stalking Chris Hemsworth on Instagram, and shopping…for Chris Hemsworth’s latest DVD. Christina lives near Baltimore with her husband and two sons, who give her an endless supply of humorous material to write about. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Maryland Romance Writers.
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