UNDERCOVER BY ELIOT GRAYSON
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Gabe wants Alec between the sheets…too bad Alec’s undercover already…
Rich kid. Party boy. Gabe is tired of the labels. He’s a smart guy, but ever since he got kicked out of grad school, people are only interested in his no-limit credit card and his pierced ears…and other places.
Tall, dark, and scowling Alec hates Vermont, with its artisanal-freaking-everything and its irritating people. To be fair, most people irritate Alec, including the FBI director who sent him here to investigate a smuggling scheme involving yoga mats.
When one of the cutest twinks Alec’s ever seen takes an interest, Alec knows there’s an ulterior motive. No one with multi-colored hair, piercings, and an ass like that would want boring, serious Alec. The kid must be up to no good. Either way, Alec can’t blow his cover. If only he could keep his hands off of Gabe long enough to find out what he’s up to…
Can they ignore their explosive chemistry long enough to foil a smuggling ring? Or will their budding relationship sink faster than a yacht full of contraband?
I swallowed hard, not missing how his eyes flicked down to my throat for a second, and finally found my voice. “What do you want?” I’d tried for challenging, but it came out husky and a little plaintive. Like I’d really said something more like, Looking for a good time?
He took another step, putting him squarely into my personal space. I caught a faint thread of the scent of him, leather and man, just like I’d imagined. Oh God.
“I’m kind of new in town,” he said, still staring right into my eyes. I pressed my hands back against the side of the building, concrete rough beneath my sweaty palms. “Where does a guy go to have fun in Burlington, anyway? You kind of look like you’d know.”
He looked down, pointedly doing a sweep of me from my purple Chucks, up my skinny legs, over my chest—lingering there for a second; could he see the outline of my right nipple piercing through my shirt?—and back up to my ear piercings and multicolored hair. He landed right back on my eyes again. His own seemed wider and darker. Dilated. Yeah, he liked what he’d seen.
Fuck it. Maybe there was something wrong with me—okay, I knew there was something wrong with me. I always went for the wrong guys, and this was wronger than usual.
But fuck it, seriously. I’d never been cornered in a park by a guy who looked like he could break me in half, and maybe I’d been missing out. Not like I could get away if I wanted to.
And I really, really didn’t want to.
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It was a good story but it was kinda awkward, this feeling of not knowing which way to go.
Alec is an FBI agent, undercover and investigating a smuggling scheme involving yoga mats. Gabe is tired of people who tried to use him for his money or other things.
Alec is trying to be subtle or discreet but the broody guy got the attention of Gabe, it was hard to believe that sexy multicolored hair guy was into him.
Between Alec’s undercover mission and Gabe’s crazy family, I guess I lost track of the storyline, like a lot of things were going on, from weird to almost hilarious situations to emotional ones. It was too much at times.
Somehow, I like that odd vibe of this book and Gabe was an interesting and entertaining character. I took more time to warm up to Alec, who didn’t seem so guilty to use Gabe in the beginning. What I meant to say that I didn’t feel it that much. He was like a closed book and kinda hard to define.
Gabe was insecure, people not really trying to know the “real” him, pressured from his family who never once considerate his own dreams or as a person. Just keeping the family’s legacy. I liked how Alec could prove him that he was worth it, different from all the guys he used to be with.
I wished that the two main characters’ backgrounds (especially Alec) were more developed. As Alec’s playing a role on his mission, not being his real self, it was difficult to be more invested and I guess some back story would give him more in-depth information.
I appreciated some parts and the effort about setting some pace. I wasn’t bored but just distracted by all the things. I enjoyed the story more towards the end when the curtain falls.