The first book in the new Deep Ops series by Rebecca Zanetti is an exhilarating, suspenseful page turning read with bold electrifying character that easily draws readers into their story. Pippa and Malcolm are alike in some ways but complete opposites in others to begin with, but readers soon realize that not everything is as it seems and the sizzling chemistry drawing Malcolm and Pippa together is right on track. The relationship has some serious obstacles to be overcome including emotional issues, trust issues and secretive pasts and the readers can’t help but empathize and cheer for this couple as they reach for a well-deserved happily forever after.
The romance is sweet and the passion is hot but this fast paced and smooth flowing plot has way more in store for readers. Thrills and excitement abound throughout this story as Pippa hides who she is and where she come from and Malcolm finds himself working undercover on a case that involves Pippa and her past. A few twists and turns keeps readers guessing and the anticipation building as everyone tries to determine if Pippa is one of the bad guys or is she a victim as well. I was completely enthralled in this story from beginning to end, the story is full of wonderful and quirky characters that adds a bit of humor to the story as well adding to the team building camaraderie of a new team’s beginnings, a motely crew of what some may day is undesirables. Oh wait, I can’t forget about the pets in this story as they certainly deserve some attention and a few chuckles, so this is for you Roscoe and Kat! Hellooooooo! meow!