Series: Alpha Crew #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also by this author: Deep Dark, At Close Range, Touch of Red, Desperate Girls
Sparks fly when a journalist and a Navy SEAL cross paths in Thailand in this third entry in the thrilling and sexy Alpha Crew series from New York Times bestselling author Laura Griffin.
Journalist Karly Bonham is on her first overseas mission, covering the new United States ambassador to Thailand, when she is taken hostage by terrorists, with only her wits and courage to keep her alive—until help arrives in the form of Navy SEAL Ethan Dunn.
As part of an elite SEAL team called Alpha Crew, Ethan has been on countless harrowing missions, but he knows this one is different the instant he meets Karly—the sexy young reporter who somehow managed to escape the terrorists’ clutches. Ethan is impressed by her, especially when he learns she has intel that could be the key to a successful rescue op. Ethan knows working with a civilian raises the stakes on an already dangerous mission. But with the clock ticking down, he enlists Karly’s help to thwart a vicious plot and bring a terrorist mastermind to justice.
Cover of Night is a novella that gives us the story of Navy SEAL Ethan and reporter Karly. Karly is in the Philippines covering a story about an ambassador who happens to be a little bit of a playboy. While there, the resort is attacked by terrorists and hostages are taken. Karly manages to escape and warns the US government, thus allowing them to send in a SEAL team.
Again, Cover of Night is a novella so character development is a bit weak. You dive right into the action and there isn’t a whole lot of background given on Karly or Ethan. The action is the focus and as a reader, you just have to kind of ‘go with it’. There is a bit of that ‘instant attraction’ between these two, which might irritate some readers. However, I again point out this is a novella! I didn’t struggle with this because, one, I like insta-love (but I wouldn’t call this insta-love, more like insta-interest), and two, I know in a novella, the details and descriptions have to go sometimes!
The action is interesting and the location is exotic so it kept me interested. Its a quick read that you can finish in a weekend and will scratch the itch for a quick romantic suspense!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: military
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler