Love Undercover by +Nana Prah
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction (Sweet, Multicultural)
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Today I'm thrilled and excited to feature my friend Nana Prah. Nana lives in Ghana, so I've only ever met her on-line, but she's a lovely person. She's a nurse, as well as a writer, which makes us almost sisters, you know? I had the chance to read Love Undercover, and it's a fantastic book. My review is down below, but before you get to it, check out Nana's Top Ten list - it'll give you some hints as to why the book is so good.
Top 10 real life experiences in Love Undercover
One thing that many people don’t know is that Love Undercover is a romance based on an experience I had. Not the romance part, but the jail aspect. Without further delay I’d like to present 10 things that happen in Love Undercover that actually happened to me.
- My first cellmate was awesome. We would laugh all the freaking time. We had similar personalities and loved to have fun. She was a bisexual, but didn’t fancy me. I’m a heterosexual, but I was like why not? Still laughing about that.
- I butchered my eyebrows by attempting to shape them with thread. It was hilarious- even to me
- I was strip searched after having a visit (It was not fun in the least)
- There were some hot guards in that prison. But unfortunately I had no romantic liaisons with any of them (damn).
- Many of the detainees stories in the book are true. I’ve dramatized them just a tad.
- Most of what happened to one of the characters in the novel is what I went through, only I’ve never had a boob job (darn it).
- Sarita and I had the same second cellmate, only there was no fight in real life. The devil part is true, though- very scary.
- The library was awesome. No covert operations for me, even though it does happen in the system.
- We baked a cake. To this day I still find it weird, but it’s true.
- To the best of my knowledge there was no blind spot at the prison I was detained at. That came from my imagination so I could get some intimate scenes in there for Sarita and Matt.
Love Undercover is the story of a government agent who is sent to a medium security prison to act as a body guard for the daughter of the South Korean President. The thing is, she has to show up a couple days before her target, to make things look realistic.
The other thing is, prison guard Mathew Carter rocks her world.
The romance was a lovely story thread, appropriately hot and awkward and satisfying. The story of the women in the prison, though - detainees from all over the world - would have fascinated and entertained me all on it's own. Every woman in the prison has her own adventure to tell, but they all share two things: they want to stay in the US, and they are being sent home. Ms. Prah does such an amazing job with the details, and this was one of the only prison stories where I believed that the setting was close to the real thing. The romance between Sarita and Mathew is the happy sugar frosting on a wonderful story cake, and one I can highly recommend.
The last thing she expects is to fall in love with a prison guard…
Hotshot Secret Service Agent, Sarita Cerez is thrown into a medium security prison—for work. Her job is to protect the daughter of the president of South Korea. She never envisioned making friends with illegal immigrants or falling head over heels for one of the guards. Now the clandestine activity, which is integral to protecting her charge, may destroy her only chance at love.
He's never fraternized with the inmates—until he met her…
Matthew Carter always plays by the rules, which includes maintaining a strictly professional relationship with the inmates in his charge. But when Sarita saunters onto the unit, all bets are off. Her status as a deportee with a permanent ticket to Columbia means they can never be together, but try as he might, this doesn’t stop him from risking his career for her.
He's a man who values honesty above all else, and she lies for a living. Can two people from such different worlds find any common ground?
As they walked down the first flight of stairs, Sarita’s breath caught when she glanced at him. She missed her footing and would have gone head-over-ass down the steps if he hadn’t grabbed her.
The heat emanating from Matt’s body seeped into her. “Thanks. You saved me from a nasty fall.”
“You are so beautiful, Sarita.” His whispered words feathered over her cheek.
She moved forward as his lips came down on hers in a crushing kiss. The impact brought tears to her eyes and a whimper to her throat. He eased the pressure. She took the light pecks as his apology.
She desired his passion over such teasing gentleness. Her hand moved to the back of his head and held him against her mouth, opening for him as his tongue thrust in. She hung onto him for fear of tumbling down the stairs.
Swinging her around, he lifted her onto the railing, wrapping her legs around him. His hardness met the juncture of her thighs. The need to feel more of him suffused her. She rocked her hips and squeezed him closer when he moaned.
The sound of whistling broke through the haze. She eased her feet to the steps and they continued down the stairs as if she hadn’t been about to rip off his shirt.
She held onto the railing so her wobbly legs wouldn’t slide out from under her. She chanced a glance up and saw the camera. How could she have forgotten where they were?
He looked back at the space they’d just vacated and raised an eyebrow. “Blind spot,” he whispered. “Didn’t you know?”
About the author
Nana Prah is a multi-published author of contemporary, multicultural romance. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s reading, indulging in chocolate, and enjoying life with friends and family.
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