Title: Corruption (Diversion #3)
Author: Eden Winters
Cover Artist: Scarlet Tie Designs and P.D. Singer
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Amazon: Buy Link Corruption (Diversion)
Genre: contemporary romance
Length: 195 pages
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
A Guest Review by Andrea
Review Summary: A dangerous and suspense filled investigation, combined with Lucky revealing his softer side, make Corruption the best yet of the series.
Sequel to bestselling novels Diversion and Collusion.
Renegade biker. Drug runner. Recovering addict. Wanted by the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. But he isn’t a crook, he’s the law.
SNB Agent Bo Schollenberger’s solved his cases using his brains and not a gun, and with his partner, not alone. Now he’s handed a tough new case involving designer drugs that turn users violent. One false move could end his life as he immerses himself into a motorcycle gang to locate the source. His fate depends on how well he can impersonate someone else. Someone named Cyrus Cooper.
Cyrus is everything Bo Schollenberger isn’t, including the badass enforcer for a smuggling ring. He establishes pecking order with his fists and doesn’t take shit from anybody, not even the undercover agent who comes to help his case.
Simon “Lucky” Harrison’s always been the best, whichever side of the law he was on. Former trafficker turned SNB agent, he damned well ought to be undercover in this motorcycle gang, instead of hanging around the office going crazy with new policies, new people, and “inter-departmental cooperation” that sticks him in a classroom. Yet he’s passed over for the SNB’s biggest case in decades in favor of the rookie who shares his bed. A man Lucky thought he knew.
When survival depends on a web of tangled lies, lines blur, worlds collide, and a high stakes game turns friend to foe. Lucky knows the difference between Bo the agent and Cyrus the outlaw, but does Bo?
You need to read this series in order in order to fully experience this book. The first book is Diversion, and the second book is Collusion. They’re both great books. Get them, read them, and then come back to this one.
The first thing I need to do is mention this cover. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a cover hotter than Bo draped over a motorcycle. :hearts02:
While I have always enjoyed this series, I have had my problems with the romance between Bo and Lucky in the past. I’m probably not going to make any new friends by saying this, but I have never been a fan of Lucky. For most of this series I have been trying to figure out why Bo sticks around. Lucky is very entertaining and I enjoy reading about him, but he is not a person I would ever want to be in a relationship with. His emotional walls and feigned nonchalance are too much for me. Bo, on the other hand, is fantastic and I adore him. I was so excited when I saw that Bo was going to have his chance to step out of Lucky’s shadow and prove himself an equal in this book.
It was even better than I expected. Bo not only stepped out of the shadows, he was amazing. He has always had a backbone, but he more often than not would bow down to Lucky. I loved seeing him stand his ground and demand the respect he has long deserved. It threw Lucky for a loop and I enjoyed every second of it. :evilgrin:
Bo was given the undercover assignment of going deep into a drug running biker gang. Lucky had to stand on the sidelines and watch the man he loves go it alone. He had every confidence in Bo’s abilities, but the total lack of control was enough to drive him crazy with worry. There were two things about this book which made it my favorite of the series.
- The investigation itself was compelling. I really got into it in a way I haven’t in the past books. Bo had to transform into someone completely different from himself. He went from the mild-mannered, scholarly, overachiever, to a badass biker more than willing to take down anyone challenging his dominance. The stress and danger Bo was pushed into only added to my excitement over the investigation.
- Seeing Lucky out of his element. Lucky has always held the reins in their relationship and Bo has respected the boundaries Lucky set. I had a hallelujah moment when Bo stood up for himself. Finally, Lucky was forced to take a long look at the amazing man he was at risk of losing if he didn’t starting giving a bit more. I felt I finally got to see a softer part of Lucky, and I was able to identify and connect with him. It was fantastic and I loved it.
Corruption is a perfect mix of investigation, adventure, romance, and hot sex. I loved this book! Recommended