Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: Cover Me
SERIES: The Guardian Series #1
AUTHOR: Max Walker
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 174 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2016
Tristan Cole made a mistake. He thought he could have his happily-ever-after with his best friend and soon to be partner in the FBI. He underestimated how much of an effect shame could have on a person. Years later, Tristan finds himself in trouble again when a car accident causes the drug kingpin he was after to slip through his fingers.
Adrian Hawk has been running his whole life. Being raised under the shadow of a highly religious father meant his feelings for other men had to be buried deep in his soul. The shame of his passion caused him to push Tristan away, the one man who could make him truly complete.
Tristan and Adrian find themselves thrown together to stop the King Cartel before they pull off a terrorist attack on US soil. Time is of the essence, so when old feelings start to resurface, both of them must face their past before it becomes a distraction. Can they manage to get over their old scars in time or will their feelings cost them both more than they could have ever imagined?
Two sexy FBI agents with a history with each on the hunt for a drug kingpin. Their mission takes them from Washington, D.C. to Brazil. Adrian and Tristan are former best friends and almost former lovers. During the academy they both realized their attraction and feelings towards each other and acted on them. Adrian couldn’t handle it and ran.
They come into contact again several years later when they’re thrown together on a case.
The ingredients were there and I must say that the end result was nice but it could’ve been better. It’s not that the story was poorly written or the characters weren’t good; the story just felt rushed. There was so much more that could’ve been added. The characters weren’t fully developed. If you need to read like it was the first in a series. It read like it was maybe the second or the third. The peripheral characters were much more developed and that made the story feel like it was the second or third in the series instead of the first. Reading it felt like I was missing something; like there was a story that was told prior to this one.
There was action and adventure. Explosions and car chases. Kidnapping, hostage situations and a shootout, basically all The things you would expect to find in a storyline such as this one.
I liked the story but I felt that it could’ve used a little more… something. It’s almost as if he held back. He had such wonderful ingredients that I felt it could’ve been better with more character development.