Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley
After spending years in prison under deep cover, black ops agent Tucker Flynn joins A-Tac, an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Nothing can shake him-except a vulnerable young woman marked for death.
When Tucker is assigned to protect-and secretly investigate-Alexis Markham, he expects a routine mission. But this mysterious beauty has a past even darker than his: her father created a horrifying new biochemical weapon-and was murdered to keep it secret.
Alexis has spent the last decade racing to stay one step ahead of the shadowy operatives who will stop at nothing to possess her father’s formula. She can trust no one, not even her handsome new bodyguard. But the heat that flares between them is impossible to resist. Will giving in to passion bring her the safety she’s always craved, or will her love for Tucker draw him into a killer’s sights?
*Blurb from Goodreads*
When I first read the short novella from Davis in her A-Tac series, I knew this would become another suspense author to watch out for. I went out and bought the first two books in the series, and although I haven’t been able to read them yet, I immediately jumped on the chance to read Deep Disclosure.
Tucker is trying to adjust to a normal life, but when he is witness to a bombing, he quickly gets sucked back into the A-Tac world. Tucker puts himself in the position to earn the trust of the beautiful Alexis, the woman who seems to be at the center of everything. But Alexis has problems trusting people, and when she finds out that Tucker has been lying the whole time, will she still want him around?Alexis has been running her whole life, and now her past has finally caught up with her. When everyone around her starts dying and her family’s ugly past rears it’s head, she knows that her father’s previous works has something to do with it. But when the killer’s identity comes to light, will Alexis and Tucker be able to walk away with their lives, and their love?
I’ll admit that while I love the whole “covert black-ops, hiding in plain sight” is a favorite of mine. However, the thought of special black-ops agents acting as University professors is just out of my range of believable. I don’t know why… I can buy a lot of stuff, but for some reason the professor thing just doesn’t work for me. But thankfully, we didn’t focus much on that aspect of the job in this book.That being said, I really enjoyed this book. I loved Alexis’ character, and as each page turned, I wanted to wrap her up and give her a huge hug. This poor women was beaten down emotionally, chased and almost killed, then found out the family she had put on a pedestal was far from perfect. The character growth from page one to the end was brilliant and great to follow along with.Tucker had to go through his own growth, but I didn’t find myself connecting with him character as much as I did with Alexis. I enjoy Tucker’s extreme Alpha ways, but on an emotional level, I felt like he had a little bit more to grow before he could fully commit to Alexis. It was obvious that he wasn’t over his fiance at the beginning of the book, and I didn’t get a good sense that he was totally over her even at the end. It was never really worked out enough for me to believe that he was suddenly deeply in love with Alexis.
The suspense part of the plot was fantastic. I love the whole overall series arc with the Consortium and can’t wait to see how that all works out. I loved the mystery of who the “other” villain was, and was completely taken by surprise when all was revealed. I was not expecting that, and it blew me away, I loved it!
All in all I really enjoyed Davis’ 4th A-Tac book. While I had some problems with Tucker’s lack of page time in dealing with new love and loosing his old, I also felt like he and Alexis fit so well together. The suspense was done well and the mystery kept throughout the book. This is a series I will definitely be sticking with!
I give Deep Disclosure a B-