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Covert Vengeance by Kaylea Cross
Series: Vengeance #2
Published by Self-Published on July 30, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Revenge came at a heavy price.
Valkyrie hacker Amber Brown is deadly in her own right, but her preferred weapon is a keyboard. So after her teammates left her for dead, she took her revenge the way she was trained to—swiftly and brutally. Except one of her targets might be innocent. To right that wrong, Amber vows to rescue the at-risk Valkyrie no matter the cost, and this time she’s working alone. So when a sexy stranger shows up in the middle of a firefight and announces he’s been sent by her sister, it’s going to take a whole lot more than his word to make her trust him.
Chasing redemption may prove deadly.
Elite gun for hire Jesse Cordova lives on the edge of the law. When a new job offer sets off warning bells, he digs deeper and finds the startling truth. The woman he’s been tasked with capturing is a secret government assassin, and Amber Brown is unlike any target he’s gone after before. But bringing her in opens them up to a whole new level of danger, pitting them against one of the most ruthless assassins in the world. Now that the sexy Valkyrie has stolen his heart, Jesse will risk everything to see their mission through—knowing that the only way this ends is with one of them dying.
Covert Vengeance picks up where Stealing Vengeance left off, in the new series, Vengeance. There is a new couple but the overall feel with action and romance is similar. The Valkyries don’t expect to have relationships, to be free enough or trust anyone to stay with them.
The setup also mirrors Stealing Vengeance as the guy comes from a more normal childhood, went into the military but has family. The guy in both books is a bit insta-love and all in the relationship very quickly. I’m really not used to this. I have had the woman be unwilling to commit before though.
Jesse and Amber were a great fit and are stand up people, for assassins. Jesse knew something was fishy with this contract and made some calls. The way he handles the situation was unusual, but shows a lot of integrity. Amber is putting herself at risk to try to rescue someone, since she caused them to be captured. She is also looking to be part of the team tracking down all the other Valkyries. I’m looking forward to seeing how that progresses, and now we have 2 couples as part of the team. So we can see them and enjoy their progress together.
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I’m so glad that the author decided to pursue a series about the Valkyries. They were introduced in her Hostage Rescue Team series, which I’m reading now in one of my groups. Cross really know how to write great action! Wonderful review, Anne? I’ll be reading this series.
Thank you! These are a bit shorter and the romance is a bit predictable but you are right, she knows how to write the action and suspense.
Sounds like I’m missing out with this author. Have to tell my sister about this series too. She loves the genre also!
Another of my romantic suspense go-to authors.