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COVERT MAKEOVER
MALLORY KANE
ISBN# 0-373-22927-5
July 11, 2006
Harlequin Intrigue
225 Duncan Mill Road, Don Mills, Ontario, M3B 3K9 Canada
Paperback
$4.99 U.S./$5.99 Canada
256 Pages
Romantic Suspense
Rating: 4 Cups

Sophie Brooks, a former CIA agent, carries many secrets, one being her job at Weddings Your Way, a successful wedding planning salon and the perfect cover for Rachel Brennan’s Miami confidential team, of which she plays a huge part.

Sean Majors, single father, is Botero’s chief of security after a kidnapping takes place. After he gets to know Sophie, he has trouble figuring her out, but he is certain she is no wedding planner of any kind.

Rachel Brennan runs Weddings Your Way and Miami Confidential.

Carlos Botero is a wealthy businessman whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Carlos Botero’s only daughter, Sonya has been kidnapped so he calls on the one man he knows can handle the job. Sean is aware that the Rachel Brennan’s service has been a help on some of the case but he is not pleased that it has only been bits and pieces of information. He wonders why a wedding service is even connected with a confidential business. So when he goes to the saloon to speak to Ms. Brennan he runs into Sophie, who almost makes him weak in the knees. Sophie is on a mission to find Sonya Botero who has been her friend for years. She wants no harm to come to her. Sophie is aware that Sean knows about surveillance and protection but he is not aware that Rachel’s undercover agency is more than meets the eye and she is sworn to secrecy to keep the real matters under wrap. He has no idea that Sophie is working undercover on the assignment and Sophie is not about to divulge that information. Sean starts his own investigative search on Sophie that begins to pull them closer together. Sophie can take care of herself and she is quick to inform Sean she needs no help. She will not blow her cover but the more danger begins to surround her, the more she feels herself falling in love with Sean. With time running out, they have to locate Sonya and bring her home before they can think of any life together.

Covert Makeover spins with a well-crafted plot, dynamite characters and some sparks of heat between Sophie and Sean that simmer from the moment they meet to the dramatic ending. Sophie sets out to let others know she is tough enough to stand on her own but when she is bitten with the love bug, she feels something stirring in her heart. I was delighted how the character of Sean came to Sophie’s rescue and was not afraid to express his feelings. The little search he did on finding out about her was a nice little spin to the book. Ms Kane weaves a tale of suspense that lures the reader into the action and keeps them hooked until the good guys win victoriously. This was one book this reader thoroughly enjoyed.

Cherokee
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