Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole

Publication Date: July 31st 2018 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 336
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:


Ex-Navy SEAL Cabe Moss always comes when called to duty―at all costs. Even though the death of his fiancée nearly destroyed him, Cabe won’t let his past interfere with any work that has to get done. When his latest task pushes him to team up with FBI Agent Amy Murray, a fierce beauty with the undercover skills to match, Cabe must admit that, for the first time in years, he wants to do more than just complete their mission together…

Amy was born ready for this assignment, but working side-by-side with the the strong, silent, and frustratingly professional Cabe seems to be the biggest challenge of all. But when the sparks begin to fly―and the stakes rise to dangerous heights―the only thing Amy is left worrying about is how she can resist him. Their lives may be in danger, but their hearts hold the biggest risk of all…

My Thoughts:
FBI Agent Amy Murray is determined to find the women gone missing after working at the Lucky Seven Casino.  The casino is also suspected of being connected to Sokolov, the Russian mobster that Eagle Securities have in their sights.  Money laundering, and a whole host of other crimes are why Eagle Securities and FBI are now teaming up to investigate and take down this illegal enterprise.

Cabe and Amy working together is a little troublesome since they have a powerful attraction brewing between them.  Amy had a bad experience with sexual harassment in the Atlanta FBI offices that caused her to relocate to the San Diego branch.  She’s worried getting involved with someone on the job will impact her reputation after that debacle.  Cabe also had some reservations about getting involved with Amy. He lost his fiancée two years ago to war violence and as an active undercover FBI Agent, Amy’s job isn’t any less dangerous. Her undercover role in this assignment puts her in the path of these criminals, dangling her as bait to suspected human traffickers. Cabe’s afraid his heart won’t recover if he loses Amy.  But the heart wants what the heart wants, and it was only a matter of time before they gave into their desires.

I was so happy Cabe and Amy had a mature relationship; there were conflict and doubts, but they talked things out before it got ugly or overly angsty.   I’m also happy that Amy didn’t agonize over Cabe’s past engagement or worry about coming in second. Both recognized that his past relationship was just that, in the past.  Not that Cabe didn’t have to deal with some guilt, but I was happy he was ready to make peace, let go and move on.

Deep Cover wasn’t only a romance though, danger and suspense over the situations both Amy and Cabe had to face kept me on edge. I worried for their safety while glued to the pages!  Scarlett Cole is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, whether she writes romantic suspense or rocker romances, she makes you feel!

4 Suns


  1. I have actually managed to not remember this series at all. I must have seen it before...anyway sounds good!

  2. I like romantic suspense and the fact that her main characters don't act like they belong in a YA book makes me want to give this one a try. :)

  3. Hmm, I usually ignore books with a military theme (not usually my thing), but this one is tempting... being "glued to the pages," is definitely a good thing, and I love when a books is able to capture my attention so completely. Lovely review!

    -- Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. The military vibe is low on this one, so you might like it, Lindsi. It was a great story! Thank you! :)