Review: Covert Interview by Missy Marciassa

Posted 23 January, 2014 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Covert Interview by Missy MarciassaCovert Interview by Missy Marciassa
Series: Covert #2
Publisher: Self Published on November 25, 2013
Source: NetGalley
Pages: 261
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Covert Interview is the second book in the Covert Series, following Covert Assignment, a New Adult, coming of age series with romance and suspense. After growing up feeling like the unwanted leftovers of her parents’ divorce, Elle Paquet is finally an independent adult when she graduates from college to become an Information Scientist (the 21st century term for Librarian). What’s her first “adult” decision? She nixes her ten-year plan of going to grad school and marrying her college sweetheart to go work for the CIA and see how things turn out with hot agent Preston Raddick.

While Elle’s formal education may be over, life lessons are only just beginning. Preston teaches her a tough lesson about what a fling is and what it isn’t. Meanwhile, the CIA wants to know if she’s merely interested or truly committed to the agency. And are her skills up for the job? When Elle is given an assignment that tests her loyalty to her family and endangers herself and her loved ones, she learns that affiliation with the CIA means excitement can turn to danger at the drop of a hat, just as love can turn to heartbreak. Life as an adult is far harder than Elle ever imagined as she wrestles with unforeseen complications and new opportunities.

Covert Interview is about the unpredictable turns life can take.

Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Covert Assignment (Covert #1)

Favorite Character: Elle.
First Line:

“Michael Kagan was a man who pretty much got anything he wanted.”

My Musings: Covert Interview is the second novel in the Covert series. With this novel, Elle begins her job at the CIA with a 90 day probationary period. But she soon finds that working for the CIA isn’t all that it appeared to be. She’s asked to do some tough things, and she has to figure out whether or not she can go against her morals and beliefs to do what has been asked of her. Throw in some relationship drama and a potential evil villain, and you’ve got yourself a great read!

Elle really grew up in this novel. The transition from college life to adult life was the main focus of this novel. It was interesting to see her adapt to it and to find time for her friends, family, work, relationships, and the secrets that came with working for the CIA. There were definitely some shockers that came in this story, ones that left me with that idiotic ‘WTF’ face that no one should ever see. But Elle took it in stride and kept going on with her life. She really became more of an independent woman in this novel, and got to the point where she even stood up to the CIA while in her probationary period. It just showed just how strong of a character she had grown to be.

The plot in this novel was as exciting and as believable as the last. Although it is a spy book, of which you don’t see too much, much less this believable, it was so well written that it didn’t seem fictional. On top of that, Elle has to face some tough decisions that test her loyalty to the Agency as well as to her family and friends. And of course, there’s the added bit of danger in there when people start questioning Elle and what exactly she is and who she works for. All of the action and danger didn’t amount to as much as there was in book one, but it was just right for this novel. Missy perfectly balanced all aspects of this novel.

Covert Interview was a great installment to this series. Although it was more of a bridge between books one, and I’m assuming, book three, it was entertaining none the less. Filled with tough decisions, tests, romance drama, and a touch of danger, Covert Interview was an exceptional novel, and I can’t wait to see what Missy brings for us next.

3.5 Stars

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