Title: Czech Mate (Agents of C.L.A.W. #1)
Author: Jane Wallace-Knight
Release Date: October 8, 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal, Shifters, Suspense
Page Count: 39,448 words
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Set in the Happily Ever After Mating Agency universe, C.L.A.W. is a secret subsection of MI6 dealing with shifter matters that the rest of the world can’t know about. Andrew Brady was proud to work for such an organization, working behind the scenes on his computer to help keep the world safe.
When the son of a prominent British politician, and a fellow fox shifter, goes missing in Prague, Andrew is forced to go out into the field for the first time. It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact he was partnered up with Lane Roberts, leopard shifter, secret agent, and all round serial flirt.
The two men had been butting heads for two years, dancing around each other in a game of Lane’s making. Putting himself in danger, and having to pretend to be married to Lane Roberts would have been bad enough, but the deeper they go the darker their mission seems to get.
Well it looks like I have a new series I will be following. This is the first book in the Agents of C.L.A.W. series and I have to say I really enjoyed this book. This is one of those books you have a love/love relationship for each of the two main characters. They are both complete opposites but together they will blow you away. The least likely couple but a would-be power couple in the end. Or at least they could be if they quit playing games with one another long enough to see if there is actually something there between the two of them.
Andrew works for Agents of C.L.A.W. but he is the one that sits behind the computer in the safety of the building the agency is located in. So when he is called in and told he is going in the field on the newest assignment, well Andrew is blown away. To make matters even worse, he is going with the one person he would rather not spend time with, Agent Lane.
There is nothing wrong with Lane per se. But Andrew knows the type of person Lane is and he does not want to take the chance of getting caught up in Lane’s seductions. Lane is a flirt. He has no problem with using sex to get what he wants and everyone knows this. But what Andrew does not know is Lane has been attracted to Andrew since they first met two years ago. So for Lane to find out Andrew is going in the field with him on assignment, well, Lane is pleased. Or at least he would be if he did not worry about Andrew’s safety.
Lane knows how a mission could go sideways real quick but he knows he will do whatever is necessary to make sure Andrew is safe. What concerns Lane the most is why an agent that has no field experience is requested specifically for this particular case.
As Lane and Andrew start their undercover work as husbands to find the missing individual they are looking for, they never expected to uncover what they do. Nor did they expect to finally quit denying their attraction to each other. The only thing they did expect was there to be an element of danger. Just not this much danger.
Can two men that come together during the middle of a mission find some middle ground?