19 July 2014

Undercover Love by Brenda Cothern

 Volumes 1 & 2: Brew & Rick's complete story!

Not For Sale

Immigration Control Agent Ryan "Brew" Brewster finally got the break he was looking for in his human trafficking case. But to follow the lead, he would need to go undercover into the world of the gay leather community. A world he was very familiar with; a world that would require a partner for the undercover op.

Vice Cop Rick Kendry did not look twenty eight when he was out on the streets of Tampa luring in the John's. He barely looked eighteen but that was why he was stuck in vice. That and the fact that he was openly gay made him the best candidate for the job and luckily for him, he loved undercover work.

When Agent Brewster recruited him for the deep undercover Homeland Security op, Rick couldn't have been more thrilled. Little did Rick know that he would soon be immersed into the intricate world of leather & BDSM.

Highest Bidder
ICE Agent Ryan "Brew" Brewster finally regains the trust of vice cop Rick Kendry, after deceiving him on their undercover operation to bust the human traffickers who were selling gay man in the Tampa area, when that trust is threatened all over again.

The Russian mobsters strike back by abducting Rick and Brew is forced to go deeper undercover than ever before into the Russian Mafiya if he wants to rescue his lover before Rick is sold to the highest bidder as a sex slave.

But will the man Brew rescues be the same man who stole his heart on their last undercover operation?

This book contains adult sexual situations, including m/m and BDSM practices, and is intended for readers of legal age in the country in which they reside.

Not for Sale is the first book in this two book set and it’s a doozy. In this book, we meet Rick, an undercover vice cop, and Brew, an ICE agent. Brew has been working on bringing down a human trafficking ring that specializes in gay male sex slaves. Unbeknownst to his superiors, Brew is a BDSM Master, so he already has a well-established identity in the right circles and because of this, Brew knows he needs a specific type of person to go undercover with him to get the job done. After searching through Florida law enforcement personnel records he believes that Rick may just be what he needs. As it turns out, Rick is exactly what Brew needs – both professionally and personally.

I have to say that I adored both of these characters. The combination of Brew’s alpha Dom personality and Rick’s natural sexual submissiveness (because he’s too snarky to be a full-time sub) are perfect and the attraction between the two is incendiary. Good gracious these two are hot and the sex scenes are sizzling. The relationship development is taken up a notch when Brew takes care of Rick after an unexpectedly passionate interlude – this softer side of him just makes Brew that much sexier. My only complaint is that the book seemed to end rather abruptly – but then again, I’m reading the box set and would have been better prepared for the end nearing had I been reading the single book.

Highest Bidder is the second book in the Undercover Love collection and it is a continuation of the story that began in Not for Sale, picking up almost immediately from the end of book one. Because of this, I can say very little about the actual content of the storyline without risking spoilers of book one, so this part of my review will be really short. The blurb reveals that Rick is abducted and Brew has to go back undercover, even deeper this time, if he hopes to rescue Rick. Needless to say, this installment in the series is action-packed and there were several revelations that took me by surprise. Despite Rick’s separation from Brew, there was further relationship development and, again, the sex was HOT!!! Unlike the first book, I was much better prepared for the ending – not to mention, it’s a pretty dang good ending.

From a reader’s standpoint, I think the combining of Not for Sale and Highest Bidder into this single collection was an excellent move on the author’s part. It enabled me to move smoothly from one story to the next and Undercover Love makes for a complete story all in one book. The fact that it is sexy as all get out is just a bonus. I look forward to read more by Ms. Cothern.

Brenda is unlike most authors since she only began writing a few years ago. Her first book Fates, an adult fantasy, was published in 2010. Her love for reading fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary erotic romance has caused her to discard her Bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing in order to write full time. She is an Amazon and ARe best-selling author. Brenda resides in Tampa, FL when not attending conventions and is the Chapter Coordinator for the Tampa Bay O.G.R.E.s, as well as a volunteer with the Tampa Bay Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. She is also an active member in organizing the Florida Leather and Fetish Pride weekend and an associate member of the Tampa Leather Club, as well as their event coordinator for Alt Life Bike Fest. Most recently, she has joined coordinating staff for RainbowCon 2015.

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