Author: Eden Winters
Publisher: Rocky Ridge
Cover Artist: Scarlet Tie Designs and P.D. Singer
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Sequel to bestselling novels Diversion and Collusion.
Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.
SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.
Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.
Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.
When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?
OMG! If you have not started this series, DO IT NOW!
Corruption is book three in the Diversion series and continues to showcase Bo and Lucky’s relationship. This one is again a great combination of how plot, character development, and relationship growth can be interconnected to create one solid, well crafted story.
This story was all kinds of interesting for me. I loved the classroom lessons and the insights it gave the reader into this world. I loved the mystery that came with the undercover plot. I was drawn in and held captive by the tension, needing to know how it ended and that Bo and Lucky would make it out OK. It was well done and showed the author’s ability to do research and craft a believable storyline.
But while the plot was good, the relationship and character growth was better. At the start of the story, I found myself smirking left and right at Bo and Lucky’s antics and Cat Lucky was a great and humorous addition. Every comment made about Cat Lucky was utterly true of my own cat. Then as the homework started, I needed a cold shower because the little bit of illicit that was added to the mix made for some extremely HOT, sexy times. Then the emotions came out. I wanted to cry so badly at what appeared to be the end of Bo and Lucky just because Lucky was being a scared ass. I hurt so much for Bo and then for Lucky when Bo twisted things around. I wanted to reach into the book and slap them both and hug them both and cry with them both. I loved that the undercover plot was used so effortlessly to show both Bo and Lucky who they could have been, who they are, and who they want to be. The plot device served as the impetus for the character growth that was needed to push this relationship forward. You see there how all three are connected? It worked and I loved it and I love the ending. The more I read of Bo and Lucky, the more invested I am in their HEA.
Can I just say that Bo gets more complex and hotter with each book? This one showed him off perfectly. He was naive, he was fierce, he was sensitive, he was butch, he was hardcore, he was loving, and OMG he was all around sexy as hell.
And WHAT?!?!?! I need the next book because I need to know if Lucky’s suspicions are right!
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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