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.
Like any series, this book served its purpose in following up the preceding story and prepares us for the upcoming stories. I did not read this book thinking that it felt like filler. It was still a fun story and it was nice to hear about Elle again.
Elle is back on the case and working hard. She is developing relationships with friends and family and learning more about herself. Her growth is setting up quite a bit for the next book. This book is integral in the series and I am thrilled that it was written this way.
This was a smartly written book that allows the reader to follow the information in an exciting and challenging way. I look forward to the rest of the series.
I give this book 3 stars and recommend the house red with it.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.