Barely Undercover (Legal Heat Book 2)
by Sarah Castille
Date of Publication: December 3, 2016
With passion at full throttle, there's no turning back...
When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.
Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he's trying to take down. Yet Lana has no intention of giving up her case, which means he'll have to keep her close to keep her safe. A risky proposition--especially when their blazing sexual chemistry reignites an unforgettable passion.
But when a dark terror emerges from the past, Lana goes on the run...and James gives up everything to save her. Backed into a corner, Lana must face her fears, including the one thing that frightens her most...her overwhelming feelings for the man whose searing glance sparks her most hidden desires, the man she should not trust, but cannot resist.
Warning: The book contains violence, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers.
James caught a pair of green lace panties midtoss. “I remember these,” he said, musing. “I thought I tore them off you.”
Heart pounding, pulse racing, body tense, Lana snatched the panties from his hand. What the hell was he doing here? Hadn’t she made it clear last night was the one and only night? Did he not get the message?
“I believe I uninvited you from my apartment,” she said, her voice cold. “I don’t see your feet moving.”
Silence. She followed his concerned gaze to her suitcase.
“Are you going away?” He tapped the suitcase with his finger, and his voice rose from low to midrange. “Are you leaving because of me?”
“Don’t flatter yourself.” She sighed. “I have things to do and places to be. A life that doesn’t involve you. If you recall, you made it very clear you didn’t want to see me around the clubhouse again, which I took to mean around you.”
“You’re the one who said it was a mistake.” James paced across the room. Although her bedroom wasn’t small, he managed to take up almost all the space.
“And you’re the one who didn’t disagree,” Lana snapped. “So now that we have that sorted, you can be on your way.”
“Not until I find out if you’re packing or unpacking. And if you’re packing, where are you going?” He frowned and looked over at the bed. “Jackie?”
Jackie shrugged. “I have half a story and I’m sworn to secrecy. I can say she thought someone might be after her and I recommended she contact a certain police officer we know. However, I have since convinced her she might be delusional.”
“Jackie.” Lana gave her friend a warning glare.
All traces of humor disappeared from James’s face. “Who’s after you?”
Lana ignored him and continued to slam panties back into her drawer. Why was he here? They were done. He had made that abundantly clear by his silence after sending Rex out of his room. He had watched her dress, led her outside, warned her away and pecked her on the cheek. No discussion. No talking. No trying to convince her she was wrong. If that wasn’t a brush-off, she didn’t know what was.
“Lana, I want an answer. Now.” The tone of his voice—forceful, commanding—touched the last of her raw nerves. She rounded on him, drawing in a deep breath as she prepared to berate him for daring to speak to her like that.
And then he kissed her. His firm mouth closed over hers, taking her so deeply, so swiftly, she melted into his arms.
Sweet. Gentle. Tender… Concerned.
Angry tears welled in her eyes. “I hate it when you do that.”
Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is book # 2, in the Legal Heat series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, understand characters, and have more fun with the series, I suggest reading these in order.
Roxie AKA Lana has a checkered past full of pain and secrets. She meets up with James AKA ICE again, and it is like they never parted. The heat and the sparks surrounding them just burn up the pages!
ICE has gained a reputation of not needing anyone. Being undercover long-term meant no one could know where he was or what he was doing. He has secrets from the past as well.
This book is a scorcher! I loved the characters interaction. The supporting best friends were fun and full of humor and were a great add to the story. This series continues to surprise and delight.
***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
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