Series: Undercover Associates #2
Published by Carolyn Crane on December 30th 2013
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Suspense, Action & Adventure, Contemporary
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My binge reading of romantic suspense continues. I read two Carolyn Crane’s books from her the Associates series. I started from the second book because it had kind of a nerdy hero which is what I was looking for at the time.
Peter Macmillan is an agent from the Associates, he used to a be a professor however after the death of his fiancee and his parents this all changed. He started using his power of linguistics to identify the individual responsible for the death of his family which lead him to becoming part of the Associates. Now he’s after a guy that has a weapon that can destroy millions of people and on this mission he meets Laney. Laney Lancaster is a singer/songwriter who sings in a hotel club in Bangkok, she is also, on run from her abusive ex. When will meet, the both have this instant connection to each other and everything about laney from her song lyrics to her personality speaks to Peter, more importantly it speaks to the guy he used to. I loved these two together. Both of them were running from something and ultimately towards each other.
What I liked: I really enjoyed the book, maybe it was because of the linguistics aspect that was included in the book as well the romance and the suspense which was all done very well. This was one of those unique stories thats different from others out maybe because of the hero, Peter and the heroine, Laney are both unique and wonderful themselves and so is their romance. The action, suspense and the secrets made the book even more interesting.
What I didn’t like: One of the things I love about stories with agents or military types is the bond that keeps them together, the friendship and caring for each other. The two heads of the Associates while fascinating, make a decision about Peter, who they both individually know that made up me unhappy with them. But I’m glad Peter had friends in the Associates to be there for him. Lastly, Laney should really trust her instincts and when Peter told her to run or something she wouldn’t, one of those times she saved Peter, the others not so much which made me slightly annoyed at her.