Undercover Cruising by Cheryl Dragon

cd_eb_undercovercruising1_1Title: Undercover Cruising
Series: Eostre’s Baskets
Author: Cheryl Dragon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella (82 pages)
Publisher: Loose Id (March 10th 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Reviewer: Tams
Blurb: FBI Special Agent Carlos Perez is undercover on a cruise ship, working to find and stop criminals targeting gay passengers. He’ll only get one chance to crack this case, so he has to stay on task. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem for the experienced agent, but normally, he wouldn’t be falling in love on the job.

When Stuart “Red” Redmond takes a last-minute vacation over Easter, he’s thrilled to find his sexy coffeehouse regular on the same cruise. For months, he’s been hoping that Carlos would ask him out, but both of them have been too busy working. What better time to have a first date than on a cruise?

What should’ve been smooth sailing on both work and relationship fronts turns to rough waters. Red knows Carlos well enough to poke holes in his cover, and while Carlos trusts Red to keep it under wraps, that knowledge puts him in danger. Then a mysterious Sundae’s Easter basket appears in Carlos’s suite. Are the criminals onto him or is something much stranger in play?
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Review: Carlos Perez is an undercover agent on a gay cruise when he runs into, literally, the owner of the local coffee shop he frequents. The two have been innocently flirting with each other for a while now, and Carlos had plans to ask Red out, after he finished this latest assignment.

Stuart Redmond, Red, has been smitten with Carlos for a while. So he considers it fate that he ran into him on the ship’s deck the day they departed. To say the relationship is rocky waters from the start is an understatement. Carlos is secretive, for good reason, but Red mistakes it as a lack of interest. Even after the two take their relationship to the next level, Red doubts Carlos’s sincerity when he says he is interested in being more than just friends.

When Red inadvertently ends up right in the middle of Carlos’s investigation, he will stop at nothing to save his new lover. Will he find Red in time? And when the dust settles, will these two finally get to have that drama free first date?

Short, Sexy and Steamy!! My three favorite colors. There was a lot of story wrapped up in this novella as well. The mystery of who it was that is kidnapping, drugging and violating the passengers was always an underlying threat. And even though I saw the ending coming a mile away, I still enjoyed the journey Dragon took me on to get there. Carlos and Red were intense from the start, definitely sexy. There could have been more attention on the development of their relationship, but this was still a fun read.

** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews **