Friday, December 1, 2017

Review Tour: Undercover Star by Jackie Keswick (Giveaway)

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 41,000 words

Cover Design: Emma Griffin


It sounds like the stupidest idea in the history of stupid ideas. Detective Inspector Josh Ingram wants to find a deadly medieval locket and through it, a murderer. So why does his boss decide to team him up with Matisse Vervein, a pop idol many consider just a pretty face... and expect the two of them to hunt down an art thief?

Marissa Godwin, Matisse's no-nonsense manager, isn't stupid. Neither is her brother-in-law, Detective Superintendent Tim Montgomery. Each is looking out for a lonely man on the verge of quitting what he does best, and both believe that their charges would make a great team.

The attraction sizzling between Josh and Matisse is hard to miss, but there's plenty of resentment, too. Focussed on pushing Josh and Matisse towards each other, Marissa and Tim haven't imagined the kind of trouble a music star and a detective can find when they ditch their prejudices and accept that the attraction between them is mutual. Or how far each is prepared to go to prove it to the other.

A feel-good, action adventure romance set in England and Scotland, featuring a reluctant pop star who's not out, a detective trying his hand at being a bodyguard, plenty of adventure, and a happy ending.

4 Stars!

Pop idol Matisse Vervein is roped into helping Detective Inspector Josh Ingram catch an art thief who killed Josh's partner a few years ago. 

Okay, so I loved Matisse, other than being closeted, he was a fun character to read. I loved that even if he was a pop star, there was a whole lot more to him than just that. Josh, well, I liked him, he was all gruff and grieving the death of his friend, but he seemed off his game a bit. Actually, a lot, seeing as if it hadn't been for Matisse they really wouldn't have caught their thief. 

While there was a lot of push and pull, mostly from Josh, since Matisse wasn't as reticent even if he was the closeted one, they had great chemistry both in and out of the bedroom. 

Overall, this is a pretty solid read, fun, interesting and action-packed, however, there were a few things that were glossed over and I felt the art-thief case was left a bit open-ended, so I hope this isn't the last we see of Josh and Matisse so we can get a bit of closure in that regard. Other than that, it was a great book and one I'm happy to recommend! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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Author Bio

Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurring dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She's worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.

Jackie loves stories about unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don't follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She has a thing for green eyes, blogs about English history and food, and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat.

And she still hasn't found the place where the bus stops.

For questions and comments, not restricted to green eyes, bus stops or recipes for traditional English food, you can find Jackie Keswick in all the usual places:



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