Barely Undercover

Barely Undercover

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by Sarah Castille

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

Legal Heat, Book 2

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

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

Legal Heat, Book 2

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 , #2
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Barely Undercover 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fire & Ice... This is the 2nd book in the Legal Heat Series. I enjoyed meeting Lana in the first book and I was looking forward to more of her sass and the witty banter between her and James, the dangerously handsome cop with a penchant for pain. Woo Hoo! Boy did I get what I wanted and then some! I'm a sucker for a muscled bada$$ alpha cop, add a dirty-talkin' bada$$ biker, put them both in the same pair of tight leathers and you could not pry this Kindle out of my hands! Girls, are you listening? Let me tell sexy on a motorcycle fantasies...well...get ready to bookmark that page. I did not even want to stop reading long enough to take a potty break, but I was laughing so hard a few times I had to, not wanting to risk an accident, you know? Sarah Castille, I am a fan for life. You know how to combine sexy men, sassy women, hilarious dialogue, page turning suspense, panty melting passion, and heart melting emotion. ¿¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the main characters and juicy storyline
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
Oh boy, I need more James. ASAP. An undercover cop with a penchant for a little kink and alpha tendencies from here to Timbuktu. I. Love. It. Barely Undercover was an unexpected joy to read. It had all the good of a motorcycle club book, without the super dark and twisty aspects. Granted it was still a little dark and twisted at times, but it didn't make me want to huddle in a corner and cry. Yet, it still evoked a LOT of feelings. It was a mesmerizing blend of emotions, suspense and sexy times.  James and Lana had a heated affair two years ago until he up and disappeared. Now, they're both working to destroy one man, but their efforts and their passion could destroy a two year mission. James will toe the line to save Lana. And Lana will forfeit her heart once more to the man who broke it. When the past comes back to haunt them everything will be on the line. Their love, and their lives. It's a cutthroat world out there for the guys in a MC and it's even more dangerous when the love of your life is in the cross-hairs.  This book gave me just enough angst, sex, and riveting story. Lana and James burn up the pages. Their relationship is utterly consuming. But more than that, they play off of one another in snark and humor that had me cracking up. The secondary characters in this book make all the difference as well. The new MC boys- I hope I get their stories! Lana's best friend, I'm almost afraid to read her story. I know where I want it to go, but Ms. Castille left me feeling uneasy about it at the end of Barely Undercover. In the end, this is a book that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sexy, fun MC themed book. Even if you're not, it's perfect to dip your toes into the MC world. I hope to see more of this series and author in the future! Happy Reading! *Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
the book is well written, has all the aspects of making it a very successful read: thrilling actions, chases, hot bikers (undercover and not undercover), ruthless brutes and hot action. I enjoyed it all.
Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
First Impression .... This is going to be So. Much. Fun. The Story... Barely Undercover is the second book in the Legal Heat series, but can easily be read as a standalone, as I did. Lana, a character from Legal Heat, is a PI. On a dangerous job, she follows her mark into a sex club, but when she catches his eyes, Lana is the one being chased. Rex won't take no for an answer. But in walks Lana's ex, James Hunter, who's undercover as a member of Rex's MC. James comes to Lana's rescue, and in order to go with the flow and keep Rex away, she must pretend to be James's -undercover as Ice - Old Lady. This puts the former lovers back within dangerous territory, balancing knowing they should stay apart with the need to keep Lana safe. Throw in the out of control intense chemistry, and Barely Undercover is a suspense and sexy story. The Characters ... James and Lana were likeable, complex, funny, and intense characters. Lana is a woman with a mysterious past, one she won't share even with her best friend. She is a strong woman who refuses to be beaten down by life. Yes, she's closed off and tends to run, but she can't be blamed in the slightest. Her only weakness is James, but even with him, it's all SASS. And I loved it. The way they sparred and riled each other up was hilarious and sexy. And speaking of sexy, yep, James was that and a whole lot more. An undercover cop, James left Lana to protect her. Life in the MC has changed him, but it's for the better. He was intense, but could make a joke or a wicked come-on in a heartbeat. What I liked about him was that even though he was intense and super Alpha, he was also nice, listened to Lana, and learned how to treat her in the way that worked for them both. Barely Undercover also had an excellent supporting cast. Jackie, Lana's best friend, matched her head-to-head in the sass and attitude department. I would love to get her story. We also get James/Ice's fellow MC members, most of them awful, except for Kickstand and Ryder. These two were fun and hot and I hope it's not the last I've seen of them either. The Writing .... Having read Castille's work before, I knew that I liked her writing. While I liked her other book, I really, really liked this one. I even had moments bordering on love. The characters were engaging. The story had a brisk and intense pace that never lagged a bit. It was so so funny, with me laughing so hard at times my husband came to see what was going on with me. The Heat ... was smokin'. "Warning: The book contains violence, explicit sex, light bondage, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers." <---That just promises a good time, right? Once again, being familiar with Castille's work, I knew she could bring the heat. James and Lana had fabulous chemistry, combined with loaded history. This led to serious sparks on the page. Their intimate moments were plentiful, but never took over the story. Could I Put Barely Undercover Down? .... I could, when necessary. But I didn't want to. In fact, I stayed up way to late and woke up early so I could get a few more pages in before starting the day. In the End ... Barely Undercover was an excellent read. It made me laugh. It got me all steamed up. There was action, adventure, and a winning love story. I will definitely be reading more of the Legal Heat series in the future.
RomanceNovelGiveaways 25 days ago
Ice has never been so hot ;) This is just an awesome book. It encompasses one of my favorite catalysts in a romance novel, when two people have a history and are brought together coincidentally at a later date, only to realize that they had never really gotten over each other. The love scenes in this book are so INTENSE. They are beyond hot on a physical level, but they are so strong on an emotional level, given the history between Lana and James. Lana was awesome. Period. I liked her "Miss Independent" side, but I also liked her "I'm not too proud to ask for help" side. And she was hilarious! Both her inner monologues and her dialogues had me chuckling at times. And James (aka Ice). WOW! I just loved everything about him. He never lost sight of what was important to him, and he was loyal to the death to those important things...namely Lana and justice. This will not be my last Sarah Castille book. I can't wait to read my next one!!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Loved everything about this book. Steamy love lines.
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asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
5 stars = I freaking LOVED this book Barely Undercover was a REALLY good read for me. I adored Lana’s character – she’s strong, she’s sassy, she’s vulnerable, she faces her fears as much as possible, and whether she wants to admit it or not, she loves James completely. As for James, what’s not to love? He might be an undercover cop, but he is an alpha male through and through and has no problem pulling off the biker persona. The two together are explosive.  As the story progresses, we learn that Lana has had a tough life and when she thought she had found her way out, she only ended up trading one devil for another. Eventually, she did make her escape and now owns her own PI business. Her current case hits a bit close to home and brings her face-to-face with bikers and more importantly James – the only man she ever loved and the only man who ever broke her heart when he walked away without saying goodbye. Needless to say, it was quite a shock when she ran into him (literally) and the reunion was quite amusing. As their cases intersect, Lana and James find themselves spending more and more time together. When their passions are ignited, it makes for some extremely stimulating reading. But it’s not all hearts and flowers as there is quite a bit of danger faced by both James and Lana and Lana finds herself dealing with old demons that excel at cruelty.  Although not an actual MC book, Barely Undercover is an action-packed read full of bada$$ bikers, club conflicts, illegal activities, and one surprisingly intimidating old lady (Angel + lead pipe = one snort-laugh inducing scene for me). I am so looking forward to the next book in the series and am really hoping that it’s about Jacki – that woman is a hoot and she deserves to find The One. Even though Ms. Castille’s series is entitled Legal Heat, the path that Ryder envisions for the club and the former occupations of some of the new club members could potentially fall under this heading. If not, I certainly hope she develops a spin-off series as I would really enjoy reading more about them. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I can't understand the great reviews. I did not like this book at all. I found the "hero" to be an ass and the heroine a weak excuse of a woman. I can't stand it when a heroine says: I'll never sleep with you, I hate you, this was a mistake, this is over, yet ends up in bed with the hero every time. Weak! And that crude remark after she tells him she's on the pill but he says he better wear a condom because he's no saint implying how many women he's been with while they were apart. Ugh. Gross. I didn't find James sexy at all. Not a good read. Cannot recommend. If you like biker books read "Riding on instinct" instead.
lisajon More than 1 year ago
A great 2nd book in this series! A hot undercover cop and PI-gets hot action on bikes and under the sheets! This book has everything hot babes-bad bikers and undercover cops -Dont miss this book  This book was given to me by the author for an honest review!