Author: Haley B James
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
A Secret Sin Novel
Working Vice for the Seattle PD, Connor Bishop’s favorite part of the job is going undercover. His current assignment is to get close to Riley Drapeau, a human trafficker backed into a corner by the FBI and turned informant. Connor needs to milk him for information on his organization, but while doing so, sees an entirely different Riley than he expected.
Caught off balance, Connor relies heavily on Lucas, his outside man and only link to the real world, but he gets sucked in by Riley and his attempt to clear his name and prove his partners fabricated evidence to frame him.
Up to his eyeballs in the dark world of trafficking, Connor finds it easier to believe Riley than what the FBI is saying, especially when a leak is uncovered within the Bureau. The choices Connor has to make become even more difficult when Lucas admits he has feelings for him and promises a safe life far from harm. But Connor can’t deny the only man he wants to be with is Riley. Which forces him to decide if his addiction to the dangerous side of life can include loving a criminal.
Note: There may be a few spoilers for Undercover Sins in this review
I have been waiting for Undercover Addiction by Haley B James ever since I finished Undercover Sins, the first time. I needed to know how Gabriel found his happily ever after. However, just giving me more Gabriel would not do the first novel justice, so I was happy to see a new mystery with Gabriel as a player, but not the main character.
Undercover Addiction is another undercover cop meets criminal with hotness ensuing story. Unlike many such stories, however, the plot and the mystery are intriguing enough to keep my interest. UA isn’t just a sex for sex’s sake story. Every encounter is well thought out and serves a purpose.
We are still in the human trafficking world, but the darkness from Undercover Sins is absent in this tale. Connor (aka Caleb) is a Vice cop who lives his professional life on the line between good and evil. Riley is the mark that just may make him step over the line no cop wants to cross.
The journey is full of twists and turns. Intrigue and obfuscation. I suspected each character’s motives in turn, but did not know the culprit until the conclusion. James kept me engaged in the story, the mystery, and the relationship from the start to the end.
For those readers who can not step out of the realm of reality for their stories, you might want to give this one a pass. However, if you can immerse yourself in the criminal underworld of the authors creation and enjoy the ride that is offered, I highly recommend this series.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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