Deep Cover by Moira Reid
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Genre: Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (151 pgs)
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Ambrosia
Undercover extraterrestrial Butch Markham is hanging out until the mother ship comes back. Trouble is while he's waiting he has to guard the inimitable Claire Simonson. Good thing, too, because after two attempts on her life, it's abundantly clear this is a serious-ass ET with plans for her--and it ain't a week in Bermuda.
From Claire's point of view, Butch is a handsome, hunky, annoying pain in the butt. He knows it, and doesn't care. He's taking over her life--no more working, no going out--just him right next to her every minute. Frankly, it's getting hard to tell which is worse: the possibility that the killer will finally get to her or that Butch will.
Some spacemen are just plain hot. This extraterrestrial bodyguard is out of this world as he struggles to keep his gorgeous female client out of trouble when she’s hunted by a three-eyed ET. Why the alien wants to kill her is beyond them, yet Butch moves mountains to make sure Claire lives no matter what.
Forced to accept a bodyguard by her commanding father Claire battles to maintain control of her life and her business until she finds herself losing ground in Butch’s presence. He captures more than her attention as she tries to sneak away from him and realizes, nearly too late, that he’s been hired for a perfectly good reason. The attempts on her life leave her clueless as to why anyone would want to kill her, though, until secrets about her past come out of the closet.
Although not the hottest, sexiest bedroom scenes, the story shows heart, soul, and a romance that makes you nearly weep for fear of a seemingly impossible situation. The story is rich in a battle of the sexes and heartwarming relationships. I’d recommend it for those who care more about the story than the intimate scenes. This one gets a 4.5 for excellent writing and plot.