After almost ten years dodging bullets as a foreign correspondent, Asher Brody is struggling to find his place back in the U.K. – and in his family-run newspaper, the London Phoenix. He’s intent on proving he’s as committed as his brothers, even if it means putting on a suit and posh accent to investigate a high-ranking executive at an upscale retreat.
Ada Hunter wasted years trailing her ex-boyfriend, only for him to turn his back when her documentary career finally took off. Now she’s beating her own path, and it’s taking her all over the world. To secure funding for her next project, she takes a risky job with the Phoenix posing as broody-sexy Asher’s fake girlfriend – too good to be true.
They plan to spend a few days pretending to be a couple at a country estate before going their separate ways. But when bad weather strands them in the countryside, temptation develops into something more and the line between fantasy and reality becomes dangerously blurred.
Series: London Phoenix #2
Author: Rebecca Crowley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 3.5 stars
UNDERCOVER is, at times, an intense story full of sizzle and complications. At other times, it’s a story of two people finding out who they really are and what they want for their future both independently and, perhaps, together.
Asher and Ada have explosive chemistry but is that alone enough to make their pretend relationship become one that will last a lifetime.
Ada’s personality is that of a strong, and strong-willed woman who has been hurt before yet has her eyes on a goal and will not be stopped by anyone. Asher is coming down from the tension, the adrenaline of his former job and settling into another type of journalism as he works with his brothers on their newspaper. He’s looking to settle, she’s not the settling type anymore. But the attraction, the sizzle, and the emotions between them show that they would be perfect together – they each have to be willing to give a bit and take a risk on trust.
I enjoyed the second story in the London Phoenix series. And like the first story, it’s good, I’m just not connecting with the characters as I’d like to but it is still a good story that I would recommend to any Romance reader – and let you make up your own mind.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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