- Crimson Romance
- Release Date
- January 2015
- Book 2 of Tough Love
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery
A year ago, agent Kyra Sanders almost closed the case of her career - almost, but not quite. Her boyfriend and colleague ended up cheating on her with the perp she was chasing, blowing the case and ruining Kyra's belief in happily ever after. When she's given a second chance to catch this crook, she's determined not to let anything interfere.
Quinn Daniels is an FBI agent with a hell of a skeleton in his closet: his father was a career criminal. Locked up in federal prison, he still manages to torment Quinn, never letting him forget that he failed as a son and a human being. Hard-drinking, hard-talking Quinn vows to stay on the straight and narrow.
But when Kyra and Quinn are assigned to go undercover as a married couple, trouble - and desire - flares. Opposites may attract, but can they keep the heat between them undercover long enough to close their case?
Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 28, 2015 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
214 people found the following review helpful
Even though our hero starts out distinctly unlikeable, he quickly becomes a swoonworthy stud as he finally finds the right woman.
FBI Agent Quinn Daniels is an alcoholic asshat. Fellow Agent Kyra Sanders has worked 12 feet away from the pervy slimeball for 6 months and the two have barely spoken. When they're paired up to go undercover as a married couple, neither has any desire to be in close proximity with the other. At least, not that they'll admit out loud.
Quinn secretly wants to find out what's under Kyra's sweet, fresh-faced look, and Kyra can't hide her reaction to his--purely professional--kisses. Their relationship grows closer as their case gets stronger, but with some serious demons in both their pasts, is a future even possible?
Man, does Ms. Lund make it really hard to like Quinn! He drinks too much, is crude, rude and sleeps with whatever looks his way. His development throughout UNDERCOVER HEAT is interesting and thorough, he goes from drunken dog in heat to man in love as he falls hard and fast for Kyra. He battles deep demons that make hers look like child's play in comparison, but he doesn't trivialize them or make her feel bad in any way. He stands by her and in the process becomes a better man.
Kyra takes a while to learn to trust after her last disastrous relationship, and it was interesting to see how she reacted to Whitney (who I strangely enjoyed in an evil villain kind of way). The chemistry between the couple was thick, the sex erotically charged. I didn't realize this was the second book in the Tough Love Series, but I'll definitely be checking out the other offerings now that I know!
Bottom Line: Check out this smart and sexy book featuring MC's with distinctly human sides that make them more lovable.
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