Friday, December 20, 2013

Review: Covert Interview (Covert #2) by Missy Marciassa


Release Date: December 2, 2013
Publisher: Missy Marciassa
Source: NetGalley
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Covert Interview is the second book in the Covert Series, following Covert Assignment, a New Adult, coming of age series with romance and suspense. After growing up feeling like the unwanted leftovers of her parents’ divorce, Elle Paquet is finally an independent adult when she graduates from college to become an Information Scientist (the 21st century term for Librarian). What’s her first “adult” decision? She nixes her ten-year plan of going to grad school and marrying her college sweetheart to go work for the CIA and see how things turn out with hot agent Preston Raddick.
While Elle’s formal education may be over, life lessons are only just beginning. Preston teaches her a tough lesson about what a fling is and what it isn’t. Meanwhile, the CIA wants to know if she’s merely interested or truly committed to the agency. And are her skills up for the job? When Elle is given an assignment that tests her loyalty to her family and endangers herself and her loved ones, she learns that affiliation with the CIA means excitement can turn to danger at the drop of a hat, just as love can turn to heartbreak. Life as an adult is far harder than Elle ever imagined as she wrestles with unforeseen complications and new opportunities.
Covert Interview is about the unpredictable turns life can take.



Hmmm. I loved Covert Assignment, which was the 1st book in the series, but this one just felt like a filler. I'm not saying it was a bad book, it was just missing that sumpin' sumpin', you know?

I think the majority of the problem lies with the introduction of a new love interest.
Lyle. The Southern gentleman.
I didn't like him. At all.
My hope is that he turns out to be a terrorist, and Preston shoots him...while he's drinking his sweet iced tea.
Anyway.
Elle takes a bunch of personality tests, gets put into dangerous (but not too dangerous) situations, and has to decide whether or not she really wants to be part of the Agency. Like I said...filler.

I still want to read the next book, because a lot of series seem to struggle with the dreaded Second Book Syndrome, and a lot of times the 3d book comes back strong. I'm hoping Elle will bounce back, get tough, and find a guy who doesn't make me want to vomit in my mouth.

P.S. 
I have no idea why I hated Lyle so much. He was a nice guy who introduced Elle to his mamma, held open the door, and pulled out her chair for her. What's wrong with me?!




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