Maid of Tarts review of Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille

Barely Undercover (Legal Heat, #2)Maid of Tarts Review of

Barely Undercover

by Sarah Castille

To start, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for giving James and Lana a story! They were wonderful as secondary characters in Legal Heat and are absolutely sizzling hot in Barely Undercover.  Now that I’ve said that I can also say this story is more serious, intense and darker than Legal Heat.  My emotions were all over the place, from laughing out loud at the snarky comments, to being so pissed off I wanted a certain character to die a most horrible death (which he did, so thank you Sarah) to being all hot and bothered (fanning myself) and also to the brink of tears (grab a Kleenex) when you learn about Lana’s past.    


Lana Parker is a PI trying to keep her fletchling business going. So when Angle, wife of the leader of Hades a local biker gang, asks for help she can’t say no.  Angle wants out of the biker world and wants something better in life for her daughter so she hires Lana to get photographic proof that her husband, Rex, is cheating on her.  The job takes Lana to Carpe Noctem, a fetish club she was escorted out of two years ago (thanks to a certain man).  This time around is different, this time she’s trying to get herself kicked out before her cover is blown, when she literally walks into James Hunter, but it’s not the James she knew before.  James was a straight arrow cop when Lana met him before and thought he might be “the One” but after leaving her in the middle of the night with no note or explanation he is now a “Heartless Bastard”.


James left Lana to protect her.  His past left him unable to trust in relationships and his future was full of uncertainty.  As undercover cop in Hades inner circle he’s called “Ice” and has had to do things that change a person but he’s attraction to Lana has never changed or gone away.  Now he has to protect Lana by claiming her as his own and the feelings they had for each other come roaring back to life.


Lana is a wonderfully strong, stubborn (maybe beyond what’s good for her), feisty woman.  She’s also vulnerable, a little bit skittish (seriously, who could blame her) and yearning for love.  I absolutely loved her determination to help Angel even when it meant entering a world that almost destroyed her and her trust in James is awe inspiring (even when he didn’t deserve it).  The sexual heat between those two  . . .  well let’s just say you better have really good air conditioning.  James, Oh James (sigh), what a wonderful alpha male.  He’s hot, sexy and a whole lot of dangerous.  He can talk dirty, kick a door down and he rides a motorcycle. Seriously, who wouldn’t want this man?  James has a few trust issues when it comes to women (a cheating ex will do that to a person) but what he feels for Lana helps him realize love is worth the risk.


Other characters that I absolutely loved were Jackie, Lana’s business partner and friend.  She’s adorable and always has a comment that makes me laugh.  Ryder, what can I say about Ryder except I want more of him! Oh and Master Tony, I really really want more of him! Please say yes???  This story was an amazing? It kept me on the edge of my bed err seat and up all night wanting to find out what happened next.    Ms. Castille is a fantastic story teller and I can’t wait to read her next one!



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The Maid of Tarts


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Barely Undercover (Legal Heat, #2)Barely Undercover

Release date: December 3rd 2013 |
Publisher: Samhain Publishing |
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romantic
Sarah Castille (Author)
ISBN-13: 9781619218239 |
Format: eBook

“Legal Heat Series, Book 2 – Standalone Single Title”

With passion at full throttle, there’s no turning back.


When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.


Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he’s trying to take down. Yet Lana has no intention of giving up her case, which means he’ll have to keep her close to keep her safe. A risky proposition—especially when their blazing sexual chemistry reignites an unforgettable passion.


But when a dark terror emerges from the past, Lana goes on the run…and James gives up everything to save her. Backed into a corner, Lana must face her fears, including the one thing that frightens her most…her overwhelming feelings for the man whose searing glance sparks her most hidden desires, the man she should not trust, but cannot resist.


Warning: The book contains violence, explicit sex, light BDSM, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers.


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Legal Heat Series

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