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Fallen by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #2
Published by Zebra on September 24, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Too quiet. A talented hacker who got caught, Brigid Banaghan is now forced to work with a secret Deep Ops unit. But she won’t reveal any more to these renegade Feds than she has to. Especially not to Raider Tanaka, her control freak of a bodyguard and handler. It’s enough that his body is tensed for action and his heated gaze is always on her . . .
Too sharp. Raider knows there’s more to his new assignment than he’s been told. Why send a deadly agent of his experience to guard a computer genius—even a gorgeous, unpredictable, undisciplined one? But when Brigid’s estranged father is named in an investigation into Boston’s organized crime, Raider’s mind switches onto high alert, just like his senses . . .
Too close. To clear her father’s name, Brigid needs Raider’s help. The Unit’s idea that she bring a straight-laced Fed in as her “fiancé” won’t fly, though—not unless Raider can release his inner bad boy and become the rebel Brigid can’t resist . . .
I’m enjoying the Deep Ops series. which is romantic suspense. There is a new couple in each story. The humor is a bit ridiculous / quirky, and the action is violent and gritty. It’s an interesting balance. There’s a dog and a cat on the team.
The team has been building throughout the series. I do like their connection and how they have each other’s back. Every guy is one of the walking wounded with gunshot wounds, knife wounds, bruises, broken ribs, dislocated shoulder, etc in pretty much every book. I would read these in order as the relationships and team and even the political environment is progressing as we go along.
Fallen is the story of Brigid and Raider. Brigid is a very talented hacker, a bit new to the group. Raider is her handler but I don’t remember him very well from the earlier books. And I went back and checked, he is heavily in the first two books. He is part of the foursome who lived at Miss A’s home. I do remember all about Miss A.
They are teamed together for Raider to go undercover to get to a mobster with whom Brigid’s father has ties. I feel their building respect for each other’s skills and how they began to care about each other. The lust, before they had the trust, didn’t feel quite right to me. But they got there and their sexy times were HOT.
Some of the action and events are so screwed up, it’s easy to believe because that is how the political environment is these days. This team has distinct and off-beat skills in spite of their various odd personal situations. It’s kind of like rooting for the underdog but they ARE really skilled; they just are NOT popular or PC. They have found a spot in my heart.
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I enjoyed your take on this one. It’s true about their quirky offbeat style and that actually working for this group. I wasn’t that into Brigid, but still loved the story. And, yes, the guys are always beat up badly in these. 🙂
Yes I wasn’t too into the couple and their romance. But overall it was an enjoyable read and I like the group.
I’m looking forward to starting this series. The ridiculous/quirky humor is something new, though! Excellent review, Anne?
Zany – they are a zany bunch with mad skills. Enjoy!
great cover and title and i do like screwed up events. lol
I think you will like them.
I heard a lot about this author but I still need to try one of her books
oh yes, I have enjoyed several of her series.
I’ve got Zanetti on my TBR. Still haven’t tried her work, but her stuff sounds good. Glad you enjoy and thank’s for sharing you thoughts.
She’s really good in this romantic suspense and also paranormal genre. I think you would enjoy her books.