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: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 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.
I was pleasantly surprised at how fun and fast paced this book was. Each page was filled with suspense, action and steamy scenes.
It starts out at the covert operations building for Happily Ever After Mating Agency universe, C.L.A.W which is a secret spy MI6 branch that deals with shifters. Andrew is an analyst, mostly spending his time behind the scenes at his desk. Lane is a field spy and the flirt of the office. He’s done his share of flirting with Andrew for the last two years, but Andrew doesn’t want a one night stand. He’s after a mate.
When a prominent politician’s son goes missing in Prague, Andrew and Lane are specifically requested to go undercover and find him. The catch is that their cover is a married couple.
There was a lot of humor involved as Lane’s character was extremely charming and had a great sense of humor. Andrew was more mild mannered and thoughtful, but they fit together perfectly. The story was well crafted and I loved the slight twist at the end that was completely unexpected.