Book Review | Covert Cover-Up

Sep 9, 2020 | Books Review, Love Inspired, Romantic Suspense, Writing Spot

Covert Cover-Up is book two in Elizabeth Goddard‘s Love Inspired Suspense miniseries Mount Shasta Secrets. Ex-cop-turned-private-investigator, Katelyn Bradley, only wants to check on her neighbor. It seems his house is being burglarized and the perpetrator could still be inside. But that one good deed might cost her life.

Beck Goodwin is a rock climber, widow, and father. Neighbor, too. He has mixed feelings when his pretty neighbor tries to save him from a burglar because Beck isn’t so sure the man was a burglar. His suspicions have been discounted before, so he keeps them to himself. Until Katelyn becomes a target, too.

Thus kicks off a story that doesn’t stop. Beck and Katelyn might be attracted to one another, but between dodging bullets and bad guys, it’s not their focus. I liked that. With the danger being so intense, taking a time out to be physically attracted to someone can feel forced. In this story, the connection between Beck and Katelyn develops under pressure, gradually, as if it sneaks up on them as soon as the smoke clears.

I love short novels because they are page-turning, intense reads and Covert Cover-Up is just that. Intense. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but other than wanting to read it now that I’ve met the two main characters in Deadly Evidence, it didn’t take away from reading this book, nor did this book spoil anything from the previous book.

If you’re looking for a book to capture your attention for several hours – and fair warning, you won’t want to put the book down until you’re finished – definitely pick up a copy of Covert Cover-Up.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC guidelines.