Reviewed by JustJen
Title: I.N.E.T.: International Narcotics Enforcement & Tracking
Author: Brenda Cothern
Series: I.N.E.T. #1
Heroes: Michael Knight/Aaron Slade
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 204 Pages
Publisher: Wench Publishing
Release Date: February 19, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Michael Knight is an excellent undercover cop and could take a joke. However, the recent jokes and pranks from his co-workers in regards to his name went too far when they messed with his truck. His fury leads to him walking out on the job he loves and a desire to hit something or someone, like the guy leaning on his truck.
Aaron Slade has worked alone undercover for the International Narcotics Enforcement & Tracking agency for years. When he’s sent to meet his new partner, one he doesn’t even want, sparks fly.
Fists soon follow as Slade deals with Knight’s anger management issues over everything, but especially his I.N.E.T. training. All Knight wants is to be back in the field with his new partner, but it turns out that isn’t the only thing Knight wants from Slade.
Review: Michael is a detective dealing with harassment in his unit for his name (“Michael Knight” from the television show Knight Rider), as well as homophobia once it becomes clear they found out he was gay. Before he has a chance to really do anything about it, he is contacted by Slade, an agent with the elite unit I.N.E.T. I.N.E.T. has recruited Michael and paired him up with Slade.
Michael has some clear anger issues. He’s ready to blow his top at any moment, but thus far, has gotten the job done. He hasn’t had a partner, and it’s been a while since Slade has had one as well, so neither are really looking forward to the pairing at first. But, it quickly becomes apparent that these two share some major physical chemistry.
Michael has to go through training before anything else, which he finds extremely boring. He has an amazing memory and a really high IQ. Unfortunately, his temper keeps getting in the way. Slade has found a way to work around that though, by distracting Michael with sex. It gets pretty hot at times, as these two are both big growly alphas fighting for dominance. There are questions as to why Michael was wasting himself with that local department when he is obviously capable of so much more. Couple this with his anger issues, there is definitely a hint there is more to Michael’s story than meets the eye.
Unlike Michael, I really enjoyed the training. It was fun to watch how he works, from assessing his fellow recruits, to putting the instructors in their places. I loved the way he turned the entire assignment around to make it entertaining to him while still coming out on top.
You do have to suspend your beliefs a bit for this one though. There are quite a few things that just simply would never happen. But, if you take it for what it is, a sexy piece of fiction, you will enjoy it as much as I did. It was a fast-paced exciting read that had me quickly turning pages. These guys are just getting warmed up, and now that training is over and they are ready to go, I can’t wait to see how things progress. I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*