Friday, January 10, 2014

Corruption by Eden Winters

Title: Corruption
Author: Eden Winters
My Rating: A+

Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m)
Series: Diversion #3
Main Characters: Lucky and Bo
Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Sequel to bestselling novels Diversion and Collusion.

Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law. 

SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper. 

Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case. 

Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.

When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?

My Review:
While this absolutely was a tough book to read at times, it most definitely was the best book in the series so far. heart hurt for him in this one as he questions everything he's ever thought he's known about himself and where he's at in his life and career. For the past few months, he's been able to lean on his partner Bo to help keep that all defined in his mind, but as the story begins, they are facing some difficulties which is made even harder when Bo leaves on a six month assignment where Lucky won't have him. The fact that they are facing a really tough patch in their relationship at the exact same time definitely makes it even harder. 

When it's come to his career, Lucky's been pretty charmed. He goes into his undercover assignments balls-to-the-wall and usually comes out pretty well regardless. Now he has someone there questioning his methods and his effectiveness, while at the same time praising Bo. This new guy thinks Lucky is holding Bo back which just reinforces Lucky's view that he's not good for Bo. Self-doubt is the theme in this book and Lucky has more than enough of it. It's painful to read about his pain and doubts, but the emotions behind that are so good. It truly made for an excellent book. 

Then there's the worries for Bo. Bo's on his first big-deal undercover assignment within a motorcycle gang....something that can be life-threatening. He's basically on his own for the first time and it's life or death. High drama here. 

The book is written incredibly well. Bo and Lucky are both dealing with way too much in this book and the author handled and laid it all out incredibly well. The whole story line with Bo and how he mentally handles the undercover work was will be interesting to see how the repercussions from this assignment play out in the next book/s. And there are definitely going to be repercussions. The ending of this book held a slight cliffhanger and OMG...I foresee LOTS of trying times to come for these two guys. I can't wait to read it!

This was definitely the best book in the series so far in a series that is QUICKLY becoming one of my favorites!

1 comment:

J9 said...

Such a good series and I ageee this is best so far. That cliffhanger ending, huh!? Hurry up with next already! :)