Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Covert Assignment by Missy Maciassa hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. You can check out the full schedule and the rest of the tour here!
Elle is a very smart girl with a bright future, which is how she gets wrapped up with the CIA. She puts a lot of pressure on herself, she gets a lot of pressure from her family and I think she excels well under all that's asked of her. But even with all of her achievements she's still just trying to figure out her future. And that's what makes her totally relatable. She has a few paths and she has to make a decision between what she'd planned and what seems like a less safe road.
I wanted to punch her ex-dude more than once through the book, but Preston more than makes up for him. Preston was great, but honestly, the romance wasn't the prominent story-line in the book. Preston kind of blew into Elle's life and shook things up, but his role in her life fades pretty quickly as her role in this CIA-thing turns into more. Also- her friends play an important role in her story - and not just in side-kick ways. I always like when books place importance on friendship.
I have some minor complaints about the book - like an occasionally shaky voice and the fact that the villain or villains are kind of faceless - but for the most part I just had so much fun while I was reading. I like the idea that you can be on one path and then all of a sudden you're on a different, exciting one - even better when you get there of your own merit. If you like NA and you want something that deviates from the typical - Covert Assignment is a good one!