Friday, October 3, 2014

Shining Star Award- Love Under Two Undercover Cops by Cara Covington

Love Under Two Undercover Cops (MFM)Title: Love Under Two Undercover Cops
Series: Lusty, Texas
Author: Cara Covington
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F/M, M/F
Word Count:91,338
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Having suddenly found herself out of work, Nancy Jessop returns home to Lusty from DC.  Determined to get on with her life and never look back, she’s shocked when two hot lawyers, Washington lobbyists Eli Barton and Jeremiah Winthrop, show up at her cousin Gord’s engagement party at Lusty Appetites. Nancy wastes no time in telling them to leave—which of course prompts them to do the exact opposite.
The men need to come clean about a couple of things. The first is that they’re not just lawyers—they’re FBI agents who’ve spent the last couple of years working undercover as members of a task force.
The second is more complicated: they are in love with her, but they have reason to suspect she’s somehow landed on the shit list of a very influential, and very unsavory politician.
Will Eli and Jeremiah be able to stop the man bent on harming their woman—and win her trust and love?

Nancy is ready to come home but she doesn’t realize it until she loses her job.  Nancy has been so busy trying to make a difference she has forgotten what is important to and for her.  I love how Ms. Covington allowed Nancy to come to this realization gradually.  I also enjoyed how Ms. Covington showed us that a strong foundation doesn’t always protect you from a world that is sometimes harsh.  Nancy’s sheltered upbringing wasn’t enough to protect her from nasty arrows aimed squarely at the heart of a woman which can wear down even the most confidant women.  Maybe I read too much in this story but I can honestly say that is one of my take a ways once I finished Love Under Two Undercover Cops by Cara Covington. 
To say that I enjoyed Nancy’s story doesn’t adequately explain my feelings once I completed it.  I anticipated enjoying it because not only do I adore Ms. Covington’s stories I also adore returning to Lusty.  But I found myself struggling with this review because I so identified with Nancy.  Not in the trappings of her life but with her thought process.  With Nancy Ms. Covington gave me a character that hit closer than anticipated and caused me to re-evaluate both myself and my ideas.  I appreciate that her words struck a chord within me and hopefully will allow me to grow.  That being said this story was full of what I have come to expect from Ms. Covington, love and acceptance. I found myself laughing and enjoying the antics of the town even as I appreciated their support for and of each other.

                           Five Shooting Stars!! 

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