Covert Danger, by Jo-Ann Carson #BlogMondays #Review #romsus

Covert Danger The Mata Hari Suspense Series, Book #1 A single woman — A double life High fashion model, Sadie Stewart, is a dedicated undercover CIA agent used to getting her man. But this time she’s chasing a power-hungry international arms dealer stealing ancient Egyptian amulets. Brilliant, ruthless and slightly wacko, he’s a hard catch. She’s willing to risk everything to stop him, but the handsome Sebastian Wilde, who looks like a modern Viking, keeps getting in her way. Her independence is shaken as he stirs feelings in her that she thought only existed in fairy tales. Can she put their attraction aside and get the job done? 

When Sebastian sees Sadie in a high speed motor-boat flying down the Grand Canal in Venice, with the Italian military police hot on her tail, her beauty and courage intrigue him. He has a personal vendetta to stop the trading of looted art, and when it looks as though she’s involved in that shady world, he decides to stop her. Could the femme fatale really be that evil? Their adventure spans the globe with scenes in Venice, Florence, Amsterdam, Cairo and New York. Can they work together and stop the heist planned for the Met Museum of Art? 

Protecting the relics becomes their shared goal, but it’s not all about ancient magic and power. Love hangs in the balance. 

A cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs 

My Review:

I loved this story. Sassy and smart, Sadie Stewart uses her beauty to model, and her intelligence and bravery to be a CIA agent at night. At first I was a little worried Sadie would be a Mary Sue—too perfect to be believable—but that definitely was not the case! She comes with a whole bag of faults and baggage and it makes her character not only complex, but intriguing. Sebastian is the love interest, and exceptionally drool-worthy. I mean, “his sensuous lips held a sexy, bad boy grin,” his broad shoulders fill up doorways, and he’s got a hero-needs-to-save-woman complex—even though the woman is a CIA agent and adeptly trained. *Swoon* Even the bad guys are dynamic. The glimpses into Bakari’s life and backstory made him believable and I actually felt for the guy. The story contains beautiful depicted scenes from international locations, so rich with detail I feel like I’m actually there. Having travelled a bit, I have been in some of the locations described, and the author absolutely nailed it. 5 Stars. Definitely recommend.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


About the Author:

Jo-Ann Carson has lived most of her life on islands off the west coast of Canada, surrounded by snow covered mountains, lush rain forests and pristine beaches. 

Growing up, she dreamed of traveling the world like James Bond, finding archaeological treasures like Indiana Jones, and finding true love. In her Mata Hari Series she combines elements of adventure, danger and steamy romance.

Her smart, sexy suspense stories have done well in contests and Mata Hari Series launched April 1st 2015.

Her home on the Internet is my webpage:


  1. Thanks JC for the awesome review and for hosting me on your blog. You rock!


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