Thursday, December 17, 2009

Undercover by Lauren Dane

I picked up this book because I liked Laid Bare, and while browsing Amazon saw this book was on sale. Whoo-eee! I didn't realize it was a futuristic story, as I don't usually enjoy that sort of book, but this one was great. Sooo sexy.

Sera Ayers was in love with Ash Walker 10 years ago. He was totally Dominant and she loved submitting to him. He was the love of her life and he ended up having to marry for political reasons. Sera refused to be his sanctioned mistress. She was bitter and depressed and channeled her energy into advancing her military career.

Fast forward 1o years, and Sera is called in to her commanders office for a new assignment. She'll be working with Ash and Brandt Pela as an undercover group to travel to another planet to gather information about who is selling weapons and information to federation enemies. She is supposed to pose as Ash's concubine, but she refuses and agrees to pose as Brandt's concubine. Once they're there, though, someone notices she has Ash's mark on her (she never had it removed) and ends up having to pose as concubine to both men. I liked that the men interacted with each other as well as Sera.

Ash explains to her what's happened to him in the last 10 years, including divorce from his wife and that he never got over Sera. Sera never got over Ash either, but she's wary of seeing him again. Because of their mission, she's already involved with Brandt, and when Ash gets involved everyone is happy.

The covert mission is interesting, and the relationship between the three is complex. I enjoyed the ending once the mission was over. This was a fun read with a lot of sexin'!


  1. This sounds good. I'm not usually a fan of the futuristic genre either, although I don't know why exactly. The few I read were pretty good (like Hold by Zannie Adams). So I think I go give this one a try! But first I have to read Laid Bare that I already purchased :)

  2. Here another reader not fond of futuristic but I recently read UNDERCOVER too (It's on my review pile) and I loved it! The book is HOT, sex, characters, mission, plot, emotions...I gobbled it all up!

    Just thinking of Brandt and Ash makes me go all tingly again *sigh*

  3. I am glad you liked it, this is one of my fav. books this year! I too am not so fond of the futuristic romances, but this one caught me by surprise!


  4. Patti this one looks gooooooood, I'm a fan of futuristic plus steamy scenes that will fog up my condo windows :) I'm putting this one on my TBR pile!!

  5. Oh I really enjoyed Relentless, though too much dirty talk for my taste, but it was still awesome

  6. Janna - Laid Bare is on my keeper shelf! I did like this one too, but it was different.

    Pearl - you're so right; a Brandt and Ash sammich = yummy!

    Brande - yes, it caught me by surprise too, in a good way!

    KC - I think you will like this one ;)

    Blodeuedd - I didn't read Relentless yet but I do like dirty talk (if there's dirty action to follow), maybe I should check it out! The cover is a bit weird looking though.

  7. YAY! I have this one!!! :)

    Furturistic is new to me too, Patti. I just finished my first one, BEYOND THE RAIN by Jess Granger. Very good.

    Thanks for reminding me why I bought UNDERCOVER!

    Hugs, VFG

  8. I'll have to check this one out. Like others mentioned, I'm not a future sci-fi person, but I love Laura Dane. Thanks for the review.

  9. I don't like the futuristic genre but I am so going to read this one! I love Lauren Dane's work!

  10. I finished Laid Bare a couple of days ago and loved it! I've never read a futuristic story so I don't know but I'm willing to try!