Review “Covert Assignment” – Missy Marciassa

January 17, 2014 Book Review, Initial Reaction 0

Review “Covert Assignment” – Missy MarciassaCovert Assignment by Missy Marciassa
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Published on: November 19th 2014
Published by: Self Published
Pages: 240
Series: Covert #1
Genre: NA Romance
Format: eARC

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The Story

Elle is ready for graduation and full-fledged adulthood: no more living like the leftover of her parent’s divorce. She’s about to graduate with her degree in Information Science (the 21st century term for Library Science) and has a ten-year plan as well-designed as any model for analysing metadata: earn her JD/MBA, enjoy a couple of years as a single professional, then marry her college sweetheart, Adam, and start her own family.

Yet Elle feels like she returned to an alternate universe her final semester. There are pictures of Adam with a classmate who must be surgically enhanced, but he insists he wants Elle. CIA recruiters show up on campus, and they aren’t just interested in recruiting Elle for future employment: turns out she’s already working for them since they’re funding her thesis.

Hot operative Preston Raddick is tasked to work with her. Preston isn’t just hot: he’s hot for Elle, but is he offering happy ever after or happy for right now? A fling with Preston could be the beginning of a new life plan, which is exciting and scary, especially with espionage thrown in. Elle needs a predictive model to tell her which decisions have the greater likelihood for happiness…

Covert Assignment is about the unexpected turns life can take when making “adult” decisions.


Initial Reaction

I should have probably brushed my hair before filming this video, but there were just too many thoughts!


My Thoughts

I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I received this book. I will totally admit that in this case I totally judge the book by its cover and thought that it was something for a lot younger audience. Once I had read the description however I was totally hooked. I have never really read anything like this, with the spy/college theme, and I really enjoyed it.

I really liked Elle, she was a typical and realistic student. She wasn’t all OTT with her insecurities like some college characters can be. She had family problems, and although sometimes they got her down, she didn’t mope over them. Her problems didn’t take over the fun of the storyline. I really liked this about her, plus reading from Elle’s POV could at times be really funny and I enjoyed seeing the world from Elle’s mind.

This book had a great ‘spy’ story line within it, and its not a silly unrealistic one, it’s totally something you could totally see happening in real life. Plus, with the story line and Elle’s work with the CIA comes Preston. He was the perfect amount of mysterious and sexy and I could take my eyes off him (well the words about him!) Chemistry between Elle and Preston is there, but as Preston is CIA and one a mission (or whatever it is the CIA call them) he knows not to get involved with Elle. This is not a romance! (Doesn’t stop the steamy moments though, and trust me, they are STEAMY!)

I really did like the Spy story line, it was quite refreshing to read about something other then a college girl falling in love with a bad boy. Don’t get me wrong, I love them stories, but sometimes it’s nice to have something different. There are some pretty action packed scenes in this book and the whole story moves at a nice pace that keeps us hooked all the way through. I will admit that most of the time I had no idea what Elle and Preston were talking about when they went into all the technical computer parts of their “mission”, but I think that it was just my dumb mind not able to keep up, as it was actually explained pretty well.


Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. Missy does a really good job of keeping us hooked the whole way through this book and ends it with a very nice set up for book 2.

Re-Readability: Yes

I would recommend this book to fans of: NA contemporary, NA romance, stories about spies, stories set in college

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