Series: X-Ops #.5
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on December 2, 2014
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John Loughlin, the Director of the Department of Covert Ops, is in New York City on a recruiting mission. He’s been tracking and evaluating one shifter in particular for some time. Cree Forest is a clever fox shifter—and very foxy. Cree is a translator for the UN and John is keen to recruit her brilliant mind and persuasive skills to join the DCO.
But Cree isn’t what she seems. Just as John has been watching her, Cree has been spying on him. She is working with a rogue shifter and John is getting too close—professionally and personally! On opposite sides professionally, can they trust each other with their hearts?
This is a free prequel for Paige Tyler’s X-Ops series (which I really like).
This story gives you a quick romance and a bit of backstory on the characters you’ll see coming up. Cree is a fox shifter and is meeting John for an interview. He’s had her in his sights for a while and wants to recruit her, except she’s more than she seems.
The story is primarily the two of them talking and connecting, and through their conversation you learn about what’s going on in the series as a whole, which is why I recommend reading it once you’re already one or two books in.
Many reviews have mentioned not liking how short it is, but really it feels like a teaser. If you read this, you’ll be hooked enough to go into the series. However, I think it’s a good idea to read one of the full-length books first. It stands alone, but you get more out of it if you’ve already started the series. It’ll feel more like bonus material to you.
It’s good, it’s interesting, but I did want to see more with Cree and John. Since I like the series so much, I’ll have to keep reading!