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Lauren Dane















Berkley Trade

Release Date:
December 2, 2008

Science Fiction
Ménage M/F/M
Ménage M/M/F


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Reviewed by
Jennifer Ray

Review Posted:
November 2008


A dangerous mission brings Federation lieutenant Sera Ayers into uncomfortably close proximity to two equally dangerous men. 

Years ago, Ash Walker broke her heart after announcing his engagement to another woman and asking Sera to be his mistress.  Heart broken, Sera fled, floundering through life until she established a successful career in the military.  Now Ash is back in her life, and if that weren’t bad enough, he’s her superior officer. 

Brandt Pela is the third member of the undercover team.  As long-time best friend to Ash, Brandt is very familiar with the story of Ash and Sera’s previous romance. When the mission plan mandates that Sera must play mistress to one of these men, Brandt seems the lesser of two evils.

There will be cameras watching their every move while on their mission, and their lives will depend on their enemies believing their relationship is real, making frequent intimate contact mandatory.

Both Ash and Brandt are determined to take full advantage of the situation to seduce Sera into their lives rather than just their bed.  Sera has no hope of holding out against the sensual onslaught by either man, but when they combine forces she knows she is fighting a losing battle. 

I became a fan of author Lauren Dane after reading her digital books published by various e-publishers.  To see this talented writer move into the big-time with a New York print publisher is absolutely wonderful.  The more successful an author is, the more novels their fans will be able to enjoy from them, right?  *grin*

UNDERCOVER is a really great story, and one that I expect will garner more than a few new fans for Ms. Dane’s work.  With a delicious blend of kinky sex, suspense, and romance, this story grabs the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go until the final page.

With two alpha male heroes, you would expect to have a power struggle between the two, and there is a bit of that.  The deep friendship these two share helps them find a middle ground where they share that dominant power.  In fact, it is his friendship with Brandt that helps Ash bridge the chasm between him and Sera, allowing them to find a happy ending together.

Sera is one lucky, lucky woman.  A relationship with either Brandt or Ash is the stuff women’s romantic and erotic dreams are made of, but a ménage with both men?  Absolutely mind-blowing.  Although naturally submissive in the bedroom, Sera has more than enough backbone to hold her own with both men, no matter how masterful they are.

Readers should know before beginning the story that although the primary focus is on each man’s relationship with Sera, there are some pretty hot scenes where the men share their sexual attention with each other as well. 

UNDERCOVER is a sensual exploration into the dynamics of long-term ménage relationships with a fantastic Science Fiction setting.  This is a must-read for fans of Lauren Dane, and a perfect introduction for erotic romance readers who are new to this author.



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