Tuesday, 5 August 2014

A Rocking Review of Covert Assignment by Missy Marciassa

Covert Assignment
Genre: New Adult/ Romantic Suspense/ Spy Thriller
Rating: 4 Guitars
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Covert Assignment is a New Adult, Coming of Age Novel with a strong romantic element. Elle is ready for graduation and full-fledged adulthood: no more living like the leftover of her parent’s divorce. She’s about to graduate with her degree in Information Science (the 21st century term for Library Science) and has a ten-year plan as well-designed as any model for analyzing metadata: earn her JD/MBA, enjoy a couple of years as a single professional, then marry her college sweetheart, Adam, and start her own family. 

Yet Elle feels like she returned to an alternate universe her final semester. There are pictures of Adam with a classmate who must be surgically enhanced, but he insists he wants Elle. CIA recruiters show up on campus, and they aren’t just interested in recruiting Elle for future employment: turns out she’s already working for them since they’re funding her thesis. Hot operative Preston Raddick is tasked to work with her. Preston isn’t just hot: he’s hot for Elle, but is he offering happy ever after or happy for right now? A fling with Preston could be the beginning of a new life plan, which is exciting and scary, especially with espionage thrown in. Elle needs a predictive model to tell her which decisions have the greater likelihood for happiness…

Covert Assignment is about the unexpected turns life can take when making “adult” decisions.

Why It Rocked
I am really enjoying these mixed genre books. This particular read has everything I love about a new adult with an interesting romance, family issues, and a great group of supportive friends. That alone would make me enjoy this book. Added to the fun is that this is a great little spy thriller! Elle is a grad student whose skill set is in demand by the CIA, and she is assigned to work with a handsome agent. I loved this, but would have loved it more if it had moved past the messy breakup in the beginning of the novel a little faster. Be on the lookout for sequels!

Want to keep on rocking?

There are two more books in the series: Covert Interview and Covert Cover Cracked. The third novel is the best one yet, and the author promises there is going to be a fourth one too!!

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