Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Undercover Blue
Author: Hayden West
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: Not available
Publisher: Twisted E Publishing
Release Date: March 29, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Justin Sanders is a detective working undercover to avenge the death of his partner and bring down one of the largest crime families in the country—the Morettis. Hard to get inside and harder to bring down, he’s ends up a low-level dealer who develops a thing for a man higher up the chain, Damon Jackson.
Justin’s unaware that Damon’s real job is with the ATF. He’s undercover in the Moretti family, doing what he could to bring them down. Sure, there were things he hated doing while undercover but one thing he learns to enjoy is Justin. It bothers him to know when the family goes down, so would Justin— however, he isn’t about to let that stop him from doing his job.
Theirs could have been a real relationship except for the lies between them. After the operation ends, Justin shows up where Damon works and the truth comes out. Can they progress forward from there?
Or will it turn out to be something undercover never sees the light of day?
Review: This was a fun afternoon read about two undercover agents unknowingly on the same case.
Justin and Damon have been seeing each other for a few months but neither realizes the other is undercover to take down the Moretti family. Justin is seeking revenge and retribution for the death of his previous work partner taken down by the Morettis, and Damon is with the ATF wanting to take the family out for various other reasons.
After everything goes down, the ATF sends their guys to retrieve the info the other agency procured, and Justin and Damon realize what’s been going on when they are reunited. After some agency posturing, Justin insists he join Damon’s ATF team to see the case through to trial.
Things take a bad turn before the trial and Justin is injured which sets the guys up to really confront their feelings.
I enjoyed this quick little story though I wish it had been a bit longer. There were areas that would have benefited from a bit more detail, such as the time undercover. Everything happens very quickly, and while the guys definitely have chemistry, we don’t really get to know them very well. I think if this were a bit more fleshed out, it would have sucked me in a bit more. But, if you’re looking for a hot quickie about undercover agents that doesn’t get too involved, this definitely fits the bill. I enjoyed the writing style and will definitely be looking for more from this author in the future.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*