Going Deep (Alpha Ops #5) by Anne Calhoun

Posted January 5, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Going Deep (Alpha Ops #5) by Anne CalhounGoing Deep by Anne Calhoun
on November 1st 2016
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Suspense
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After weeks on a sold-out tour, singer Cady Ward is coming home for the holidays. But after one too many episodes of fan-craziness, Cady’s manager decides that she needs protection—in the form of muscled cop Conn McCormick. Longing for peace and quiet to prepare before her next album drops, Cady doesn’t need a bodyguard just to deal with some vague email threats...though she can’t deny that close proximity to Conn’s body is a very nice place to be.

Conn is in the midst of a career scandal when his boss assigns him to pop-star guard duty. It’s a poor use of his skills, even though Cady’s feisty nature proves the perfect distraction for Conn while Internal Affairs investigates his case. What begins as a sizzling attraction becomes something deeper than either Conn or Cady could have expected. But when Conn uncovers the sinister plan behind the threats to Cady, he’s faced with a professional dilemma: To save her life, will he risk having a future with the only woman who’s ever touched his soul?

Crista’s Review

2 Stars!

 I am sorry, but this one did not work for me.

It’s been awhile since I read a book written by this author.  I’m not sure if my preferences have changed, the writing style is different, or if this just wasn’t one of her best works.  Whatever the reason, I struggled to finish this one.

First off, I was in the mood for a good romantic suspense novel.  This book just isn’t one.  It’s a contemporary romance at best.

This is also a book that reminded me a lot of the movie The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  In this book, Cady Ward is a very popular and famous singer who is need of protection when an over-zealous fan threatens her safety at one of her concerts.  Conn is brought in to serve as her bodyguard.

Predictable and boring are two words that I would use to describe this book.  I didn’t really care for any of the characters and I felt that there was no real conflict to speak of: just two people attracted to one another going at it.

Cady’s younger sister was a main secondary character and I would’ve quit reading the book on her character alone, but pressed on so that I could write a fair review.  She was a horrible girl with little to no redeeming qualities.

I now will be careful before reading another book by Anne Calhoun.  I will say that she has written some absolutely fabulous books, with Breath on Embers being one of my favorites!!

About Anne Calhoun

After doing time at Fortune 500 companies on both coasts, Anne landed in a flyover state, where she traded business casual for yoga pants and decided to write down all the lively story ideas that got her through years of monotonous corporate meetings. Her first book, LIBERATING LACEY won the EPIC Award for Best Contemporary Erotic Romance and was chosen as one of NPR’s 100 Swoon-worthy Romances. Anne holds a BA in History and English, and an MA in American Studies from Columbia University. When she’s not writing her hobbies include reading, knitting, and yoga. She lives in the Midwest with her family and has overcome her Starbucks addiction.


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