Aug 24, 2013

Covert Craving

She just stripped in front of an NYPD detective...

The glow-in-the-dark water at Camp Sunny Woods left Chloe Sanders with the ability to disappear from sight.

Thirteen years later, she uses her “gift” to take out criminals when she can. If she’s got to be part of a freak show, she’s going to do some good while in the buff.

And he’s enjoying studying every luscious curve…

Color blind detective Jacob Greiff smokes to weaken the overwhelming messages his nose sends him. One summer camp trip was enough for him. His priority right now is busting the vigilante leaving burglars tied up with panty hose and women’s scarves.

He thinks he’s hallucinating when he sees a petite, bare foot brunette in an enormous trench coat at his crime scenes because for the first time in years, he’s seeing someone in full color.

He’s not sure he’s buying it, but Chloe sure looks great when she’s “invisible.”

Despite his own supernatural abilities and the raging lust between them, Greiff wonders if Chloe isn’t some kind of nut who gets off on public nudity. She insists she can disappear from view when naked, that he’s the only one who can see her when she’s in the buff.

Their shared past comes to a treacherous intersection when a man shows up at Chloe’s apartment and informs them at gun point it’s time to report for duty—or else.

I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

Have you ever had a friend recommend a recipe to you and when you hear all of the ingredients you shut them down? You think “There’s no way any of those things work together, no way would I eat that.” Then that friend forces the issue, you try it, and it turns out to be one of the tastiest things you’ve ever eaten. “Covert Cravings” is that recipe, I’m the friend, and I’m telling you – YOU. HAVE. TO. TRY. THIS.
When she was young Chloe Saunders begged her parents to send her to Camp Sunny Woods, a special summer camp with glow in the dark water. Instead of coming home with sunburn or poison ivy, Chloe came home with the ability to turn herself invisible and regenerate body parts. Now 25, Chloe decides to use her gifts as a vigilante targeting petty criminals. In her mind it’s simple – get naked, turn invisible, catch crooks in the act, knock them out, truss them up for cops, and watch from the background as justice is served.
Jacob Greiff is a seasoned detective with a background in the Special Forces. He hides his color blindness with a super sense of smell. Greiff is a human blood hound, once he catches a scent he can track a person anywhere in the world. At his latest crime scene Greiff catches a whiff of Chloe and when he tracks her down he’s shocked to realize 1) she’s naked and 2) he can actually see her in full color.
Chloe’s doesn’t understand how Greiff can see through her abilities and she’s even more confused with the instant lust that sparks between them. What she does know is that she’s been monitored by a man called the Professor for years and if he feels she’s been compromised he’ll lock her up in a lab faster than she can blink. To protect herself she knows she has to hit the road, but not before hitting the sheets with Greiff.

 “The most she could hope for at this point in her relationship with Greiff was a quickie to remember a hot-ass cop with a five o’clock shadow and the inability to color coordinate. Not a bad memory to take with her.”

What follows includes a voodoo priestess, a cross-dressing double agent, a lecherous computer hacker, a centuries old alligator man, gun fights, a boat chase, government conspiracies, scientific breeding experiments, and several scenes of major hotness. The bedroom scenes between Jacob and Chloe had me covering my eyes and reading through my fingers.

I confess up front I’m a wee bit of a sci-fi nerd. I grew up loving the quirky X-Files episodes and Supernatural is one of my favorite TV shows ever. “Covert Craving” reminds me of both shows. In theory this book should be over the top ridiculous, but author Jennifer James makes everything work. Chloe and Greiff embrace the crazy in a really human way that I think helps the reader do the same thing. The book also has a little bit of everything for everybody. There’s humor, there’s mystery, there’s danger, and there’s sexy romance.

“Covert Craving” is an unbelievably crazy fun read. Highly recommended for fellow sci-fi lovers or those just looking for a great fast-paced adventure. When I rate a book 5 out of 5 it means I would 100% read the story again. I guarantee I’ll be spending more time with Chloe and Greiff. Nudge, nudge – go check this book out!

Happy reading.


  1. Sounds like a really good and funny read!!

  2. THANK YOU! I hope you guys don't mind if I comment....I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable. This review....I laughed, I giggled, and I sniffled. So glad you enjoyed my book this much. :D

    I'm a total geek too, if you didn't figure it out from the book. Ahh..I'm so Team Dean, you shall never convert me! Nevah! Sam's cut, and when he was evil he had something extra happening, but ohhh the wounded torture that is Dean Winchester. Don't you wanna get busy with him in the Impala? lol...He kinda reminds me of the Doctor and Sexy when he starts talking to the car.

    And just think, Damien is up next. The mayhem shall return! ;)

  3. Hi Jennifer! First, the book was awesome. So - thank you. Second, I'm a total Dean girl too. My hubby bought me a travel mug for Christmas with one of his lines from the first episode "Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cakehole."


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