Thursday, March 8, 2012

Secret Identity - Paula Graves (HI #1337 - Mar 2012)

Series: Cooper Security (Book 1) 

Since leaving the CIA under questionable circumstances, Amanda Caldwell has been living a quiet, uneventful life in a sleepy mountain town. But when Rick Cooper, her former partner—and former lover—makes an unexpected reappearance, she senses things are about to get a lot more interesting.…

Rick's mission is to protect Amanda and her identity from an assassin who's picked up her trail. It isn't long before working together stirs up all the passion and energy they'd once shared on the job. And in Rick's bed. Still, there's more to Rick's assignment than he can share with his "partner." Revealing the truth wouldn't be smart. But keeping his secret could be deadly.

Excellent start to a new Cooper series, this time with the cousins (six of them -- yay!!).   I really liked Rick.  He was determined to protect Amanda, whether she wanted him to or not.  Rick regretted the way they parted three years earlier, and wanted another chance - but he had to keep her alive.  Amanda had been keeping a low profile, and couldn't understand why someone was suddenly trying to kill her.  It also made her reluctant to trust anyone - even Rick.  But she couldn't deny that she was still attracted to him, and that she still wished they could have a future together.  As they tried their best to find out who was behind the attacks and why, a bigger picture came into focus, and they realized that there was more to the attacks than just silencing Amanda.  I enjoyed the chance to meet Rick's siblings, and seeing the Gossamer Ridge Coopers again too.  I can't wait for the rest of the series!


  1. Thanks for blogging about SECRET IDENTITY. So glad you enjoyed it. I hope you like the rest of the Cooper cousins as much as you seemed to like Rick.

  2. I'm sure I will :-) I loved the original Coopers, and was thrilled to see them in this book!