Title: Covert Assignment
Series: Covert #1
Publication date: December 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Covert Assignment is a New Adult, Coming of Age Novel with a strong romantic element. Elle is ready for graduation and full-fledged adulthood: no more living like the leftover of her parent’s divorce. She’s about to graduate with her degree in Information Science (the 21st century term for Library Science) and has a ten-year plan as well-designed as any model for analyzing metadata: earn her JD/MBA, enjoy a couple of years as a single professional, then marry her college sweetheart, Adam, and start her own family.
Yet Elle feels like she returned to an alternate universe her final semester. There are pictures of Adam with a classmate who must be surgically enhanced, but he insists he wants Elle. CIA recruiters show up on campus, and they aren’t just interested in recruiting Elle for future employment: turns out she’s already working for them since they’re funding her thesis. Hot operative Preston Raddick is tasked to work with her. Preston isn’t just hot: he’s hot for Elle, but is he offering happy ever after or happy for right now? A fling with Preston could be the beginning of a new life plan, which is exciting and scary, especially with espionage thrown in. Elle needs a predictive model to tell her which decisions have the greater likelihood for happiness…
Covert Assignment is about the unexpected turns life can take when making “adult” decisions.
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Elle is a computer geek in an pretty adorable way.She has her entire future planned.She will graduate from college,get her JD/MBA,get a job and then she will marry her long time boyfriend Adam and settle down. However, her plan has a big flaw...Adam.He cheats on her and the proof is all over the internet.Elle's devastated.She feels humiliated,betrayed and angry but she also feels excited because the CIA has offered her a job.
You see,Elle analyzes the metadata,or information about the data if you prefer,which is pretty impressive if you ask me.Specifically,she studies a group of game players who some of them turn out to be terrorists and Elle is the one who found them.But she can't do it alone.She needs to work with someone who can use the data in the field,someone who works for the Clandestine Service.And that's how she meets and works with a hot spy called Preston Raddick
Preston is everything that Adam isn't.He's spontaneous,adventurous and has the ability to relax and entertain Elle.He's a pretty good distraction for her after everything she went through with Adam.But what starts as a meaningless fling,turns out to be something much much more for Elle.But she doesn't really have the time to think about it because the terrorists Elle is studying,are after her..
I also loved Elle's two best friends,Tina and Marni.Marni is the life of the party.She's fun to have around and she can give some pretty good girl advice!Tina is much more "zen".She examines everything before she reaches a conclusion.The first completes the later and vice versa.Both,they provide Elle with the best pieces of advice she could ask for.
Covert Assignment is an easy to read and full of romance and hot spies novel in a promising series.I can't wait to read what happens next in Elle's story...
Missy Marciassa loved getting lost in novels from the time she could read, so it’s no surprise she wanted to write. Her very first “novels” were re-writing the books she read to get the endings she wanted in second grade. Missy continued to read and write through grade school and high school.
After becoming rather disillusioned with fiction after writing literary criticism as an English major in college, however, Missy focused on her enjoyment of learning about people and studied psychology. Reading fiction fell to the wayside with all the reading and writing required for college and graduate school, but once Missy became a doctoral candidate, she rediscovered her love of fiction. Then she started getting the urge to write, an urge that wouldn’t go away (she refuses to diagnose it as a compulsion). Covert Assignment is the end result of that urge.