(THE DONOVAN FAMILY BOOK 5),
BY MARGARET WATSON
PUBLISHER: DRAGONFLY PRESS; APRIL 28, 2015
Synopsis: Chicago cop Brendan Donovan loves the adrenaline rush of his role on a tactical team. So when he’s assigned to an undercover job to ferret out the supplier of a new and deadly sex drug, he’s thrilled. His partner is Cilla Marini, a detective he’d met recently during a traffic stop. He’s intrigued by Cilla, but his sister told him that Cilla doesn’t date cops. Which is exactly what they have to pretend to do. Brendan loves a challenge.
Cilla is shocked to find out that Brendan is her mystery partner. After an incident that forced her to transfer from her district and isolated her from her fellow cops, Cilla knows relationships with cops are off the table. But she’s spent far too much time thinking about Brendan since he pulled her over for speeding. Now, not only are they working together, they have to pose as a couple to find the source of the sex drug that’s already killed several men. As the action heats up, Cilla and Brendan don’t have to pretend they want each other. But when secrets put them both in danger, will they have each other’s back? Or will their quarry divide and conquer them before they can find their way to happily ever after?
Review: I cannot express enough how much I loved “Cover Me,” book 5 in The Donovan Family series! This was my first time reading anything by Margaret Watson, but you don’t have to have read any of the previous installments in this series prior to reading this one. Brendan and Cilla are paired together to work undercover on a deadly sex drug case. Brendan is a hot cop that never gets serious with women and Cilla has a strict rule about not dating cops. But when they have to pretend to be a couple while working undercover, they both get to the point where they can’t resist each other. Besides fighting growing feelings for one another, they also have to learn to trust each other and work together as partners.
This is an absolutely fabulous novel with a perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and romance. Brendan and Cilla are hot, sexy, and smart cops that are afraid of relationships. They both have their own hard and soft sides, surprising you how quickly they can flip back and forth. Then there are deadly sex drugs being sold and killing people all over Chicago. Mix that with bad cops, hostage situations, and complete twists and turns – you get a killer novel that you won’t be able to put down. There are a lot of secondary characters including family, good cops, potential bad cops, attorneys, and sleazy judges. Watson’s writing gives you a perfect picture of this secondary characters without weighing you down with too much side information. While the romantic part of the plot was somewhat predictable, the rest of the novel had me on the edge of my seat and provided several surprises. The people I thought were going to be the “bad guys” weren’t, and people I thought were innocent weren’t always what they seemed to be.
I can’t recommend this novel enough for anyone who loves romantic suspense novels. There is truly nothing negative that I can say about this book or about Margaret Watson’s writing. Now if only she will send me more of the series to read, I will be a very happy girl 🙂
Learn more about Margaret Watson, her other novels, and her life as a Veterinarian by visiting her web page.
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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.