R E V I E W ➠ Covert Vengeance by Kennedy L. Mitchell

(SEALs and CIA #2)


He’s desperate for revenge… and her.
Navy SEAL Tony “Flakes” Hackenbreg’s career and sanity ride on the upcoming mission to hunt and capture a known ARMs dealer. Being forced to partner with the dangerously beautiful CIA agent Elliot Smith is the last thing he wants or needs. With her love for explosives, sassy mouth, and a body most men would kill for, Elliot is everything he never knew he needed. Nights and days forced together the two shift from enemies to partners before morphing into a sizzling attraction that neither try to resist. But keeping Elliot protected during the covert mission proves to be the hardest challenge of Tony’s career.
She’s willing to kill anyone who stands in her way… except the one SEAL whose commands she’s eager to obey.
Elliot Smith’s last operation to Colombia cost her everything: her flawless mission reputation with the CIA, her partner, and nearly her own life. With vengeance on her mind, she doesn’t want or need a mouthy, dominant SEAL monitoring her every move like an overprotective babysitter. But when he sneaks past her defenses, making her open up about her past and hopes of a future, Elliot wonders if she’s finally met her equal.
When tension turns to passion in the middle of a covert mission they miss the signs of a trap, putting Elliot’s life in the evil hands of their shared enemy. Can Tony find her before the ARMs dealer slips away with the only woman he’s ever loved or will Elliot be lost for good?
Covert Vengeance is a standalone, no cliffhanger, SEAL romantic suspense novel. Each book in the SEALs and CIA Series can be enjoyed on their own; however, because of character crossover, reading the series in order is recommended. This series is suggested for mature readers due to detailed intimate scenes, discussion of abuse, violence, and foul language.

RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2021

Not my first read by the author, and I have not read Book #1 in this series. Mainly because I am a 50/50 on suspense action books. I have read Kennedy before and I have enjoyed her style and writing, and when I say she is really good at suspense I MEAN IT! I think for me not just with her books but in general with that is I usually miss the romance the overly-top just plain romance and Kennedy has also done a great job incorporate that into a lot of her suspense books but this one I was just missing it more I think. The action overtook it for me. But that’s just my personal preferences. Over all the suspense, action, characters in this was on point.

In the beginning I was confused on who the hero was going to be only because of the circumstances, which is why I DMed the author asking freaking out hehe that said once I got to the point of what was really going on in the beginning my heart broke a little for all of them. SEAL Tony Hackenbreg and CIA agent Elliot Smith are both strong characters and together it was a wild and real journey is the best I can describe this without giving too too much away. One thing I will say was wow besides the writing style and words is the remarkable research done on military and everything around and in between. You can truly see that the author went thoroughly on details. These two characters join forces and the story that unfolds is a thrill!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: (SEALs and CIA #2)
Type: All Tags at bottom of this page!
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