HIDDEN, the first book in Rebecca Zanetti’s Deep Ops series, was one of my very favorite books of 2018. So to say that FALLEN was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 is an extreme understatement. The series follows a ragtag group of operatives and Fallen is about Raider, a disgraced Fed, and Brigid, a felony-convicted hacker. Raider is Brigid’s handler as the duo tries to bring down a part of the Boston Irish mob.
Per always, Rebecca Zanetti brings the action, sexy-times, and laughs. Ms. Zanetti’s ability to write a complex suspense plot with surprises and twists shines through in this book. I really didn’t know how the book was going to end or how the characters were even going to get there. Raider and Brigid have so many roadblocks to safety and an HEA, I was holding my breath at times, hoping they would make it to the end.
Of course, the romance was incendiary. Raider is a sexy and dominant alpha male (trust me, he’s SO hot). I didn’t blame Brigid for one minute for jumping his bones. The emotional connection grew a little slower, but I like that it took a little while for them both to wrap their heads around the seriousness of their relationship. They were in the middle of a colossal crime takedown, so their attention was a tad divided.
This was a fun next installment to the series, but my biggest complaint is that Raider and Brigid didn’t spend enough on-the-page time together. Raider was in the field a lot, and Brigid ran the show from her computer, so they were apart fairly often. I, selfishly, wanted more of their banter and sparks in-person. I felt their connection, but I would have believed it a little more if they were together in times of crisis.
Overall, you really can’t go wrong with a book by Rebecca Zanetti. I love this series so much already. Her writing style is perfect for high-octane romantic suspense, and I’m here for all of it. I am already counting down the days to the next book!
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**