Title: Undercover Heat
Author: Judy Mays
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Buy link: Buy Undercover Heat Here!
Rating: You Want to Read
Reviewer: Wendy Mitchell
Fifth in the Heat series.
Nick thinks his asshole CIA boss has sent him on a wild goose chase. Hunting a fellow agent who’s a werewolf? What a crock!
Good at her job as a private investigator thanks to her werewolf-heightened senses, strength and speed, Melody Gray is happy and content with her life. Until a CIA agent shows up searching for her brother. What can a girl to do to keep this gorgeous, chocolate-skinned guy away from her brother? Keep his attention on her, of course, and what better way to accomplish that than with sex. Especially when her werewolf soul is howling that this sexy hunk is hers, her mate, even if he’s human. Or is he?
Unable to resist the fire between them, Melody and Nick turn to his aunt, a powerful Vodun priestess, for help figuring out what happens when human, werewolf and voodoo are mixed with an overwhelming urge to claim each other in every sexual way possible.
Nick Price thought his world was going crazy. As an agent for the CIA, he was used to facts and just the facts. He was not used to being sent after a fellow agent who his boss thinks is a werewolf. Melody Gray knows when Nick shows up at her office, that her day is in the crapper. Not only is she a lycan shifter, it’s her brother that Nick is looking for.
OK, I admit it. I wanted to see what all the hubbub was about when I requested this book for review. I had never read a work by Judy Mays before and the scandal had made me curious as to what she could have possibly written to cause such a ruckus. Much to my consternation I did not find any deviant or abhorrent perversions. What I did find was a well written, intelligent, sexy book about werewolves and their mates. ( oh, and their mating practices as well ) This was book five in Ms. Mays Heat series and I had no problem following the story or the characters.
The plot was entertaining and well thought out, the characters had depth and well developed personality, the dialogue was quick and witty, and the sex, while being smoking hot and very graphic was not even close to the raunchiest thing I have read this week. In addition, she also includes themes of tolerance and compassion in her books. Maybe this is what bothered people. I think perhaps this scandal gave Ms. May’s writing career a huge advantage because now I am well aware of her talent and will continue to read and tout her books. What a lucky break for the Romance community at large. Go, Judy.