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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book Tour/Review: Covert Assignment By Missy Marciassa

Hello Everyone!!

Today is my tour stop for Covert Assignment By Missy Marciassa!!
It was a wonderful book to read & I appreciate it very much C:
Check out my review below and a special giveaway!!


Covert Assignment by Missy Marciassa

Publication Date: December 2nd 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Covert Assignment is a New Adult, Coming of Age Novel with a strong romantic element. Elle is ready for graduation and full-fledged adulthood: no more living like the leftover of her parent’s divorce. She’s about to graduate with her degree in Information Science (the 21st century term for Library Science) and has a ten-year plan as well-designed as any model for analyzing metadata: earn her JD/MBA, enjoy a couple of years as a single professional, then marry her college sweetheart, Adam, and start her own family.

Yet Elle feels like she returned to an alternate universe her final semester. There are pictures of Adam with a classmate who must be surgically enhanced, but he insists he wants Elle. CIA recruiters show up on campus, and they aren’t just interested in recruiting Elle for future employment: turns out she’s already working for them since they’re funding her thesis. Hot operative Preston Raddick is tasked to work with her. Preston isn’t just hot: he’s hot for Elle, but is he offering happy ever after or happy for right now? A fling with Preston could be the beginning of a new life plan, which is exciting and scary, especially with espionage thrown in. Elle needs a predictive model to tell her which decisions have the greater likelihood for happiness…

    Covert Assignment is about the unexpected turns life can take when making “adult” decisions.

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My Review:

* eARC provided in exchange of an honest review.

This book started off very nice. The subject that was broached was just enough to capture my attention and keep it through out the novel. The story never got boring and I was kept on my toes the entire time (which was a nice change from all the novels I’ve been reading lately).

Elle was a very relatable character. She was smart, just the right amount of nerdy and rational. Though I think she took too long to deal with the first problem presented to her and that she forgave Preston’s absence at the end way too easily. The least you have to do is ask “Where were you all this time and how is it that you couldn't find one minute to call me, so I could make sure you were ALIVE?”, but she didn’t even do that. She ran into his arms....literally.

Preston was the sexy, too-good-for-her hottie. He was he the right amount of funny and secretive to still be alluring as a boyfriend and a character in general. So over all he was OK. I have nothing to gush about, yet nothing to really throw in his face. So we'll leave it at that C:

Adam is the boyfriend turned ex. He was annoying, pushy and possessive. It was VERY, VERY, VERY frustrating to read about all the s*it he pulled and tried to justify. I lost the count of times I asked myself “Is he serious? Really? No. Just no”. FYI I do not agree with his logic and he's supposed to be smart and nice. Pshhh Yea....Right.

Elle’s parents were portrayed as stuck up, rich snobs who didn’t really care, at all, about her. Period. So I was SHOCKED at the end when her mom and dad gave her presents and were happy and supportive of her decisions in life in general (which weren't the case). They did a complete 180ยบ in a matter of 10 pages. 

Favorite Quotes:

"Same bullshit, different day."

"FUBAR - F*cked Up Beyond All Recognition." (Loved this!!)

"Well, she could start by telling him she hoped he burned in h*ll for eternity with daily flare ups that singed his b***s and d*** on the hour, every hour." (Yes, that was vulgar - Sorry!! But it was just TOO funny!!)

Author Info:

Missy Marciassa loved getting lost in novels from the time she could read, so it’s no surprise she wanted to write. Her very first “novels” were re-writing the books she read to get the endings she wanted in second grade. Missy continued to read and write through grade school and high school.

After becoming rather disillusioned with fiction after writing literary criticism as an English major in college, however, Missy focused on her enjoyment of learning about people and studied psychology. Reading fiction fell to the wayside with all the reading and writing required for college and graduate school, but once Missy became a doctoral candidate, she rediscovered her love of fiction. Then she started getting the urge to write, an urge that wouldn’t go away (she refuses to diagnose it as a compulsion). Covert Assignment is the end result of that urge.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Mikky! Elle sounds lie an awesome protagonist and I love CIA/Spy type stories! It sounds like an overall really fun read!


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