ARC Review: Deep Cover – Scarlett Cole

Posted 30 July, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments

*I received a free copy of Deep Cover from St. Martin's Press via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

ARC Review: Deep Cover – Scarlett ColeDeep Cover by Scarlett Cole
Series: Love Over Duty #3
Published by St. Martin's Press on 31 July 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Source: Netgalley
5 Stars


Ex-Navy SEAL Cabe Moss always comes when called to duty―at all costs. Even though the death of his fiancée nearly destroyed him, Cabe won’t let his past interfere with any work that has to get done. When his latest task pushes him to team up with FBI Agent Amy Murray, a fierce beauty with the undercover skills to match, Cabe must admit that, for the first time in years, he wants to do more than just complete their mission together…

Amy was born ready for this assignment, but working side-by-side with the the strong, silent, and frustratingly professional Cabe seems to be the biggest challenge of all. But when the sparks begin to fly―and the stakes rise to dangerous heights―the only thing Amy is left worrying about is how she can resist him. Their lives may be in danger, but their hearts hold the biggest risk of all…

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Deep Cover was fantastic, the balance between a budding romantic relationship and a dark, dangerous case filled with suspense made my night very short.

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Deep Cover kept me at the edge of my seat, because this story had some dangerous thugs from past books, and they appeared to be out fo blood. Big time! A joint case between my favorite undercover private contractors and the FBI worked really well. And I loved that Cabe and Amy met before they started working together. It made it difficult for them to conceal the sparks between them.

There was a lot going on in Deep Cover, and the title is perfect for the story. Amy had to go undercover, and she had to do it in a way that meant she had little to no contact with her team, or Cabe’s. Her skills as a croupier came in handy. However, her beauty and the fact that she didn’t have any family in the area was a bonus for the bad guys.

As the story moved on, it became a race against the clock, and more than once, I felt both fear and anguish as the danger Amy was in grew. Expertly executed, Deep Cover is yet another fantastic installment in Cole’s romantic suspense series.


Amy was my kind of female character for sure. She was easily dismissed by some of her coworkers at the FBI because of her beauty. She even had to change her place of work because of sexual harassment, but she was still going strong.

Cabe was closed off – thinking he’d never love again, never feel again – apart from the feelings he had for his friends.

Writing style :

Deep Cover is written in third person, past tense, with chapters from either Cabe’s or Amy’s perspective. The third person point of view worked very well, as the narration brought me close to the characters, but not close enough to know all their thoughts, feelings and fears.

Feels :

I felt excitement, fear, love, doubt, happiness – and more. Deep Cover was a great story on all levels. Both the romance and the suspense parts worked so well I was a happy reader and stayed up way past my bed time.

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Guilt teased the corners of his mind. He felt disloyal talking with another woman, especially an attractive one who sparked his interest. But in the last twelve months, he’d needed… something.

No. It wasn’t just her sex appeal – currently contained or not – that was distracting Nor was it the way he’d witnessed her bite that full lower lip of hers as he spoke. It was that he now knew she had the brains to back up the beauty. And brains were the sexiest goddamn thing about a woman.

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Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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12 responses to “ARC Review: Deep Cover – Scarlett Cole

  1. Oh my god, I thought it said “this story had some dangerous thugs from past books, and they appeared to be out of food” instead of “out for blood” WHAT xD But it sounds like a pretty good story. Amy sounds like a really great character.

  2. Thank you so much for your very kind words and lovely review! I’m so thrilled you loved it, Lexxie <3 … thanks for helping spread the word about my books. I couldn't do it without bloggers like you!!

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