by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Deep Ops #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Hide. That’s all Pippa can do to escape the terror chasing her. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo . . .
Run. Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up . . .
Fight. Someone’s gone to a lot of trouble to bring them together. No matter how much he resents that, and his own driving needs, Malcolm will have to dig deep and let loose the banished killer inside himself, or Pippa’s fears could come true faster than the flip of a bolt in a lock . . .
I enjoy Rebecca Zanetti’s romantic suspense series and dove right into Hidden, the first novel in her new Deep Ops series. I absolutely loved the special Ops unit, characters and romance. Zanetti sunk her hooks into me and never let go!
Hide. Run. Fight.
Coffee Dates with Hidden
- First Date: Our story opens with Pippa watching a very sexy man move into the house next door. Their properties share a fenced-in yard since sisters built the homes. Pippa lives off the grid, hiding behind the doors of her home, her sanctuary. Malcolm West has left the police force after an undercover assignment went south. He purchased the quiet, charming home to escape his demons but someone has set him up. Turns out the head of the Requisition Force wants him on their team. Oh boy, I am all. I need to know what Pippa is running from.
- Second Date: It took awhile for the suspense to kick in, as we learned about the Requisition Force, Pippa’s past and met members of the team. At first Malcolm wants nothing to do with the assignment, but his neighbor has piqued his interest and the sizzling attraction between the two quickly pulls me in. I love the quirky ops unit, and oh my lord… their pets. Yes! They are the quirkiest bunch of misfits I’ve ever met and I cannot wait for more. I pictured the head of their unit as Tommy Lee Jones from Men in Black. Oh, and his dog likes to wear high heels and drink bourbon! Insta-lust gives way to trust as the relationship between Malcolm and Pippa develops. Malcolm’s undercover work complicated things.
- Third Date: Zanetti turns up the heat before honing in on the suspense angle involving Pippa’s past and takes us into the world of a cult. Stumbles, trust issues and secrets make the road difficult as the non-stop action and danger heighten their emotions. For all Pippa has been through, she has a backbone, and I rooted for her. Malcolm is deep undercover, but it might cost him Pippa. This last date was intense and allowed me to experience an array of emotions before wrapping up. I am excited about reading the next book in this series, particularly Raider and Brigid’s stories.
Heat, suspense, humor, and a motley crew of characters made Hidden an addictive start to the Deep Ops series.
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I thought a UF at first (cover). A lot is happening in this book. Sounds like a lovely setup about some quirky men. Great beginning of a new series. Thanks Kimberly. ❤️❤️
The special unit members are such a hoot.
I wold say Rebecca is the Queen of “special Ops” kinda of Alpha heroes 🙂 LOVE HER BOOK TO PIECES!
Yes I would agree.
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
I love romantic suspense and this looks really good! Definitely adding to my TBR. I haven’t found very many new (to me that is) romantic suspense authors lately.
Glad I could share!
Okay, I’m going to add this one to my TBR. I like quirky members and pets.
Sweet! I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Quinn's Book Nook
This looks so fun! I have been super into romantic suspense lately, and I so want to meet all these pets!
I am excited for more of this series. The pets were hilarious as were some of the characters.
Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
I do like the sound of this one. I have so many of Zanetti’s books to catch up on but once I do I may have to add this one to my pile.
I have a huge backlist. My first books of hers was a spinoff series.
I’m interested in knowing what counts as a “sexy bad-boy tattoo” (smile!). Thanks for the post!
Hehe. You’ll need to read it.
There was lots happening, which is often the case with the first in the series. World-building and all. But this was great and had moments of sexy, humor, mystery and suspense. I enjoyed the layers although I really felt for their difficult pasts and present. Excellent review. Anne – Books of My Heart
Agreed. I am glad you enjoyed it as well.
Oh man, that dog and his PTSD and quirks. He stole the show so many times and that’s saying something because the rest of the book was pretty good. 🙂
Yes he did!
All three of us at Delighted Reads reviewed this one today. And we all loved it too. Glad you did too!
I loved all of your reviews. I jut neglected to say the three of you and said both. When I realized after Shari replied I commented again. Sorry about that, I was just so giddy that everyone is loving it.
Ah this one is an author that I really need to try! Like really need to try!
Ooo you really do need to try her!
That cover is stunning. I love the colors. OK – while I adore my 710 year old neighbor, I am lamenting the face that I don’t have a hottie moving in next door. LOL This book sounds so good!
The struggle is real..lol You can escape with this book though *winks*
I really need to start reading this author’s work.I know I would enjoy this.
Oh my goodness, yes you would. I started with a spin-off series a few years ago and just kept going. I’d like to get to her backlist as well,
I always say I’m going to read more from this genre and then I forget about it. You need to get after me Kim and make sure I do! ;P This does sound good though and I always love mysteries and romance in the fall for some reason so this really would be the perfect time to read more from this genre.
Romantic suspense is one of my favorites.
I love Rebecca Zanetti. I kinda held off to see if this book is going to be available on audio. I haven’t checked in a bit, I’ll have to do that. I want to learn about a dog in high heels.
I thought about it, but I have so many series I am already working on for audio..lol
This sounds really good, Kim! It sounds intense even though the suspense took some while to get going. I’m glad you found another Zanetti book you enjoyed!
I agree with Ailyn about the cover Kim at first I thought it was maybe a UF. I know you love your Zanetti reads and she is on my wish list and yay #1 in a series. I like the sound of the premise. Thank you
Perfect place to dive in at book one..I did that with her last series. Someday I hope to get to her backlist <3
that sounds really creepy actually, coupled with the cover it is downright fraterfest ideal
You would love this crew Ailyn.