Title: Covert (Chicago Angels #1)
Author: G.K. Moore
Published Date: December 2nd 2014
Genre: Romance, Suspense, Mystery
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Alessandro is the unwilling heir of a Chicago crime family. Intent on leaving the life set out for him, he decides to run as fast and as far away as possible. His plans crumble when one girl crash lands in his life. He should hate the daughter of his father’s mistress, but it’s near impossible when he finds that they are alike in more ways than one.
Olivia grew up watching men walk in and out of her mother’s life. When one man finally decides to stay, she learns that crime lords don’t leave until someone’s dead. Olivia’s salvation comes from the person she least expects: his son.
Six years later, Olivia and Alessandro are reunited when her life is threatened. If time has proven one thing, it’s that repeating their parents’ mistakes seems inevitable.
In a world where friendship is a luxury and love a death sentence, two unlikely lovers find each other only to be separated by their cruel reality.
I love Olivia’s character. I love how human she is, and vulnerable to making the same stupid life choices as anyone else, but she’s still able to be strong and literally stare death in the face. Alex’s character was lovable at times, but at other times I seriously wished I could just… punch him in the gut? Pistol whip his face? Throw a bowling ball at his groin! Yes, that.
There is just enough steam in this story to keep you sated, but not so much that it takes over. The story isn’t about the sex, which is so refreshing. The level of violence in some areas of the book is shocking, but in a good way. The flashbacks were masterfully delivered – particularly the scene about Poodle. I mean, I wanted to cry for Livi, and for Poodle, and for Alex. Moore does an amazing job writing a villain, especially considering he’s dead.
I was a little disappointed with the ending of the book. I honestly like a bit of a cliff hanger in a book, but I wanted a little more closure that what we were given. The ending was written so well, that I was speed reading and still feeling all the feels of this heartbreaking scene, and then nothing.
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