Author: Rachel Grant
Stars: 4 out of 5
Cressida Porter is dying for validation in her professional life after she hits a bump in the road. However when her dreams turn into a nightmare as she became a unwitting courier for a terrorist network. Unable to speak the language as violence happens all around her she trust a man who not only speaks the language but he is also a security expert who happens to work for her best friends company.
Ian Boyd mission is clean follow the courier, identify terrorist and get the microchip before it fall into enemy hand. However he didn’t expect Cressida Porter to be that courier. She awaken feelings he never though he would have proving to be extremely dangerous.
Covert Evidence is a mystery that is also current with the conflicts in the Middle Eastern countries. Where the past and future are always at the fore front of the conflict. The beginning of the book had a really good pace but soon gets bogged down with the sexual desires of both characters almost bring the flow to a halt. I enjoyed the banter between Ian and Cressida but at the same times the sex scenes seem to take over the middle of the book and the adventure took back stead.
Rachel Grant pulls in characters from her other Evidence books and to be honest if you haven’t read her other books you will not get lost but it again slows the story down when the pace needed an uptake.
Covert Evidence is a solid read intelligent read that romantic suspense readers will love.
Thank you to Netgalley for providing a complementary ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Thanks Heidi for this review
Synopsis: “With a believable plot, an exotic setting, a smart heroine and a sexy hero – Rachel Grant’s Covert Evidence is the definition of fabulous Romantic Suspense.” – New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Toni Anderson
Falling in love was never part of his mission…
With visions of professional glory, underwater archaeologist Cressida Porter embarks on a research trip deep into the heart of Eastern Turkey. Her dreams turn into nightmares when she becomes the unwitting courier for a terrorist network. Stranded and unable to speak the language, she turns to a handsome and enigmatic security specialist for help, even while fearing he may be behind a violent assault that leaves her vulnerable.
CIA Case Officer Ian Boyd’s mission is clear: follow the courier, identify the terrorist leader, and intercept the microchip before it falls into enemy hands. For Ian, cozying up to the alluring archaeologist to find out where her loyalties lie isn’t exactly hardship duty. But spending time with her proves dangerous when she awakens a longing for a life he can never have.
Attraction wars with distrust as Cressida and Ian are forced on the run. When violence erupts in the already unstable region, Cressida discovers everything she knows about Ian is false. With all secrets revealed, Cressida must decide if she can trust the spy with her life, while Ian faces his own impossible choice: Cressida or his mission.
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by Janus Publishing
Author Information: Four-time Golden Heart® finalist Rachel Grant worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco, survey and excavation of many prehistoric Native American sites in the Pacific Northwest, researching an historic concrete house in Virginia, and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children and can be found on the web at www.Rachel-Grant.net.