Secret Agent Secretaryby Melissa Cutler
Book 2 of ICE: Black Ops Defenders
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Rating: 4.0 Stars
Tops on Avery Meadows's bucket list is assisting in the capture of an international criminal mastermind… from the safety of her desk as an ICE Agency secretary. But when fate catapults her into the arms of sexy, brooding Ryan Reitano — an undercover ICE agent with dangerous secrets and a past he's desperate to hide — Avery's dream of saving the world takes on a whole new twist...
I think I liked this second ICE book more than the first. The heroine, Avery Meadows, was all sorts of geeky fun, what with her overactive imagination about what super secret agents do, admitting that maybe she's watched and/or read one too many spy novels. But that doesn't negate the fact that she's pretty cool and quick on her feet in explosive situations.
Much like the first book, however, there's a lot of forward movement, and a lot of excitement, so you don't really get much time to stop and dwell on any of the events. So, to be honest, aside from waxing poetic about how much I loved Avery and her quirky, all-things-secret-agent-obsessed nerdy personality, there's not much else to say.
Main scenes that I found fun and that stood out the most were:
1) Avery's construction of a paperclip chain in order to zip up her super expensive bright pink dress, and then being unable to unhook said paperclip chain from her dress zipper, so she just stuffs it down the back of her dress. I also found the very first scene of her turning in circles trying zip up her dress from behind kind of amusing as well; this before she finally came up with the paperclip chain.
And all of this was done at the ICE office.
2) Avery playing with Ryan's whip, playfully whapping him in the chest why they chat about being a secret agent; this taking place moments after they detain two thugs. Then she claims the whip for her own. The whip thing is actually a lot less kinky than it sounds.
3) The two of them groping a Remington XM2010 sniper rifle. Okay, this scene was super hot... even if I have no idea what kind of firearm that is.
Believe me, Avery does a lot of things that are both cringe-worthy, in a nerdy way, and also super awesome... in a nerdy way. She was the life of this book.
Ryan was great as the standard broody alpha male. He had his moments that endeared him to me, but, to be honest, he didn't stand out like super spy Avery Meadows did!
BL Task #1 says: "Let a BL friend choose your next book!"
Page Count: 248
Cash Award: $6.00
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