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Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Zebra Books
Released on September 24, 2019
After finding a new group of characters to love in Hidden, I couldn’t wait to get into Fallen where I get to love a sexy romance with some suspense and comedy elements that have me shaking my head. These misfit of agents and crooks get the deed done with flair.
Fallen picks up where Hidden leaves off in the Deep Ops series of romantic suspense. There is a novella in the middle called Taken that tells you more about the hero in this story. You don’t need to read it to understand this one, but I do recommend you read Hidden. You won’t regret it.
Brigid isn’t really a bad person, just one stuck in her beliefs with a good computer hacking sense. When she hacks into the wrong place, she finds her self on the wrong side of the law. Now she works with the the group of agents in Deep Ops, where she feels like an outsider. When the latest mission involves her father, she can’t believe he worked for the Irish mob before marrying her mother and moving to a farm. She is positive her father is innocent, but the mob is sniffing around and making him look bad. Never mind the sparks she feels for her handler who is driven to bring down her father.
Raider Tanaka is Brigid’s handler. He is pretty hard nosed and believes in the letter of the law. He’s well trained, had a hard life and doesn’t take shit off anyone. When he lets her see his inner bad boy, she can’t ignore the heat that flames between the two of them. Now they are working the case of her father. He didn’t expect to meet the father before he dated the daughter did he? But when the crime is human trafficking, he won’t be fooled easily. Now he has is racing against time while trying to avoid the charms of a sexy criminal.
Thrown deep into the Deep Ops world from the first page, you see just how this band of misfits actually fit together. They all have their secrets and sins to bear. With a building falling around their offices, a neurotic dog that loves lipstick and high heels, and a demented agent who carries a kitten in his pocket, what’s not to love about this band of misfits? The missions are difficult and meant to make the team fail, but these are the right people stoping the bad evil and showing up the FBI in ways that we as normal minions would never see.
The main characters are likable even with their quirks. Each brings their own brand of style to the action, the lovemakng and the sleuthing. Each one is unique and even flat our crazy. Peeling back the layers of each character is enjoyable to the extreme. The action flows nicely into the character plots. Humor is always on call for little things and big. And of course there is always a secret that could bring them all down and end the relationship before it even has a chance to begin.
Now I want to see more of Force and Nari as I think these two have a story to tell that will blow us away…but they will probably be the last story as Force holds this team together while Nari takes care of them like a mother hen, who has prickly points. I can’t wait for the crazy warrior with a kitten in his pocket to fall and I know just who he is going to fall for….and I can’t wait!
This Deep Ops team had captured my heart. There is a story to tell around every corner, a wound to heal, a big bad to bring down and even a sweet laugh to be made between the slap and tickles. Onto the next story in the series which I will beg for from the author!
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