by Missy Marciassa
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.
This is one of those books that I want to explore without knowing what to expect at the end. Although having a synopsis that describes it well, I could give me an idea that would take way in the next few hours of my read.
There is a moment in life in which everyone has to choose their path ... even if you've already planned long ago. I think to some it has already happened, many are on that road and others might soon be in it.
And the first point is: Elle, She had his life planned, with boyfriend, career and a "future" of dream, but something goes wrong with your boyfriend and your career give a turn with major changes. Now for the part of the suspect, alias "boyfriend" called: Adam, let's add to friends Elle: Marni and Tina her good friends could will helping to decide to forgive the treason or send to Adam away from your life! On the side of his career we have the CIA which has a clear interest in working with her and the sexy spy Raddick Preston, which could make her forget to Adam and his betrayal and put action, suspense and romance in your life.
What surprises me of the book? is very well managed the New adult genre, has handled the change very well what is the supposed entrance" to adulthood", involving new stumbles, new hopes, new failures, new decisions and new responsibilities and add a break with the action of the spies and something refreshing to the subject of romance.
Elle was developing very well as the main character, has all the features that should be the protagonist, and I find it very natural without stop being a character. Adam Well exasperated me!
Elle's friends, Marni and Tina were the spark!, Is one of those friends who could be your Angel and devil but even so seek your good.
And Preston ... I would think that in the second part we will know more about Preston! is a very good character combined with the main character, has that exact combination or click to carry the story. He was definitely my favorite character.
Personally was refreshing to read something different from what I usually read, it was fun, entertaining and makes me want to continue exploring more about spy novels (ok the only current reference I have of spies is Marvel's Agents of SHIELD with Phil Coulson "resurrected" and my crazy theory that has the Iron Man's device ,or also some vintage Get Smart)
A slight, fun and entertaining read and a good choice for people who, like me ,are exploring this world,
My star review : 4
E-ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
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