Partners in Passion
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Book Length (Est.): 364 Pages
Chicago cop Brendan Donovan loves the adrenaline rush of his role on a tactical team. So when he’s assigned to an undercover job to ferret out the supplier of a new and deadly sex drug, he’s thrilled. His partner is Cilla Marini, a detective he’d met recently during a traffic stop. He’s intrigued by Cilla, but his sister told him that Cilla doesn’t date cops. Which is exactly what they have to pretend to do. Brendan loves a challenge.
Cilla is shocked to find out that Brendan is her mystery partner. After an incident that forced her to transfer from her district and isolated her from her fellow cops, Cilla knows relationships with cops are off the table. But she’s spent far too much time thinking about Brendan since he pulled her over for speeding. Now, not only are they working together, they have to pose as a couple to find the source of the sex drug that’s already killed several men.
As the action heats up, Cilla and Brendan don’t have to pretend they want each other. But when secrets put them both in danger, will they have each other’s back? Or will their quarry divide and conquer them before they can find their way to happily ever after?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Brendan is an act first ask questions later kind of guy. He’s spontaneous, which as a cop isn’t always a good thing, but that doesn’t keep him from being a damned good cop. His instincts are usually spot on…except when it comes to his own emotions.
Cilla isn’t used to working with a partner, but when her mystery partner on a new undercover job is the same cop who pulled her over for speeding she’s both cautious and tempted. Her new role as Brendan’s girlfriend has a lot of benefits, I mean who wouldn’t want to be manhandled by that sexy cop, but at the same time its hard to tell what’s real and what’s just for show.
“Okay. You going to make a move on me tonight?”
“You looking forward to it?”
She flushed. “Just want to be prepared. So I can practice my stupidly smitten expression.”
Their physical chemistry is off the charts, but both have emotional boundaries that keep them from living up to the full partner potential.
In Cover Me there are so many twists that overlap and spread out in different directions that there’s never a dull moment. There was only one slightly loose end, which tells you what should happen, but not if it actually happened or not. Besides that I think Brendan might be my favorite Donovan brother so far.
My Favorite Moment: The banter between Brendan and Cilla is crazy funny at times. I swear they live to screw with each other.
“I’ll get it out of you in the morning.”
She cocked an eyebrow. “I’d much rather you get it into me in the morning.”
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