An Alpha Ops Novel
SHE’LL ROCK HIS WORLD
After weeks on a sold-out tour, singer Cady Ward is coming home for the holidays. But after one too many episodes of fan-craziness, Cady’s manager decides that she needs protection—in the form of muscled cop Conn McCormick. Longing for peace and quiet to prepare before her next album drops, Cady doesn’t need a bodyguard just to deal with some vague email threats…though she can’t deny that close proximity to Conn’s body is a very nice place to be.
Conn is in the midst of a career scandal when his boss assigns him to pop-star guard duty. It’s a poor use of his skills, even though Cady’s feisty nature proves the perfect distraction for Conn while Internal Affairs investigates his case. What begins as a sizzling attraction becomes something deeper than either Conn or Cady could have expected. But when Conn uncovers the sinister plan behind the threats to Cady, he’s faced with a professional dilemma: To save her life, will he risk having a future with the only woman who’s ever touched his soul?
What these bestselling authors have to say about Anne Calhoun’s romances:
“Scintillating sexual chemistry!”—Lauren Dane
“Uncommonly good storytelling.”—Beth Kery
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In her fifth Alpha Ops novel, Anne Calhoun expertly weaves a satisfying romantic thriller. Cady Ward—a.k.a. pop star Queen Maud—finds herself with hot bodyguard Conn McCormick following her day and night. Crossing the line from employer/employee to lovers, Conn and Cady get tangled up in strong emotions when a stalker appears to threaten them both. Easily read as a standalone, Going Deep is perfect for readers who want suspense without the gore.
Calhoun's fifth Alpha Ops novel (after Under the Surface) doesn't break new ground, but its fast pace and solid supporting cast are entertaining. Pop musician Cady Ward is nearing superstardom based on the success of her latest album and nonstop tour. Spending the holidays in her hometown of Lancaster, Pa., seems the right prescription for making important decisions about her next album. But before she can relax in her new home, aggressive attention from a too-eager fan combined with sinister attacks on social media force Cady to hire Conn McCormick, a local cop who's lying low during an Internal Affairs investigation of shady business within the police department. Conn and Cady are wildly attracted to each other, and their vows to keep things professional don't last long. In protecting Cady, Conn realizes that he can be more than a beat cop: he can unravel who's going after Cady and clean up the department, too. Readers will enjoy watching both characters grow as their romance deepens.
An awesome read! Not a new story but it is very well done and very enjoyable to read. The characters are great and well developed with a nice pace to the story. This was a little more steamy than action packed but it did have it's suspense filled moments.
Cady Ward is looking for a little quiet down time as she takes a break from her hectic touring schedule. Being home for the holidays should be just what she needs but because of the fan craziness that surrounds her she has a bodyguard thrust upon her for the duration of her break. That bodyguard Conn McCormick has had some trouble in recent times and isn't that excited about babysitting the pop star but one look at Cady and he can't deny the crazy intense attraction. Keeping her safe is now is number one goal. Especially when he discovers a real threat looming against her. What will he have to give up to keep her safe??
Definitely a recommended read.
describing you into the scenes
Cady, aka Maud, is a singing superstar returning home for the holidays. The one thing she loves about returning home was returning to a “normal” life and seeing her mom and sister. Due to resent threats, her manager insists that she hire a body guard, changing the dynamics of homing and upsetting her creative flow.
Conn is an officer that is assigned to Cady’s protection and instantly there is chemistry between the characters.
While Conn is protecting Cady, he is also under investigation for beating a criminal in lock up.
Both Cady and Conn are facing mysteries that they must uncover to bring them peace of mind and safety.
This story is touted as a romantic suspense but I felt it was more mystery because there wasn’t a lot of action. The romance was predictable and the story contained a lot of dialog that didn’t seem to pertain to the plot.
Overall, the story had an easy flow with writing that has a way of describing you into the scenes.
I received this ARC copy of Going Deep from St. Martin's Press in exchange for a honest review