Romance Book Review: Mandy M. Roth's Immortal Ops

Author: Mandy M. Roth
Series Connection: Immortal Ops
ISBN: Box Set ISBN-13: 978-1-62501-075-9
Genre: Paranormal, Werewolf, Werecat, Wererat, Shifter, Magik, Fae

Publisher: The Raven Books

Purchase Link: Amazon


This four book set covers the first four books of Immortal Ops series. The stories features four of the seven I-Op members and continues on with three more books left in the series.

Immortal Ops tells the story Lukian Vlakhusha, King of the Werewolves, and Peren Matthews. Lukian and his team are sent to kill Peren. That is until Lukian decides something is wrong with the mission and aborts the mission, but decides to get to know Peren only to quickly realize she is his mate. The two race against time to figure out who decided her life needed to end, only to find someone from Lukian's past.

In Critical Intelligence, readers get to hear the story of Lukian's brother and second in command, Roi and Missy Carter. Roi is taken with Missy from the first time they met, but she doesn't like him so much, especially since Lukian and Roi kidnap Missy and her friends. Missy has a secret that she doesn't want to get out and goes along with the men. Soon Roi will figure out that Missy is more than she seems and trouble is on its way.

In Radar Deception, Dr. Green is a genius and can't get his mind off of Melanie. Green knows heartache and is still stuck in the past when his wife and child died because he didn't know that getting her pregnant would kill her. Melanie needs his help but can Green step out of the past long enough to do what he needs. Soon it turns out that Green and the other I-Ops have got it all wrong and there is much more to Melanie than meets the eye. They still all have their hands full making sure she is kept safe from an old Fae, who wants to get his hands on her.

In Strategic Vulnerability, Wererat Wilson Rousseau has been missing for several months and everyone appears to given him up for dead, except for the I-Op's mates who decide to take it upon themselves to go on a hunt to find him.

Meanwhile, Wilson is doing everything he can to stay alive, when his kidnapper's decide to run some experiments on him and a seemly human woman, Kimberly, who is more than likely Wilson's mate, or at least that is what he understands from his captors. They've got Wilson so drugged up it is taking all he can to get himself and Kimberly to safety. Wilson doesn't know it yet, but Kimberly just might have a little something up her sleeve to help them get away.

The Immortal Ops books aren't a bad series. I even went along and purchased the next book in the series, Tactical Magik, however I would have to say that the characters are a bit underdeveloped, almost to the point that they were all too similar. I would have liked to have seen more individuality between the characters. Otherwise, I liked the story line, including the various shifters, Fae and action situations.

Description:

Contains:
1. Immortal Ops
2. Critical Intelligence
3. Radar Deception
4. Strategic Vulnerability

Immortal Ops
Captain Lukian Vlakhusha is having issues with his newest target, Peren Matthews. Something about her has left him staring at her picture and wondering what it would be like to touch her soft skin. When the time comes for the team to strike, Lukian senses danger and aborts the mission. He makes an attempt at meeting Peren and is set in his place by an independent young woman who knows what she is, and isn't, looking for in a man.

Lukian is having trouble telling Peren that he's what she fears most, a werewolf. Can they make the passion that burns between them last, or will Lukian's condition be too much for Peren?

Critical Intelligence
Missy Carter leads a rather boring, overworked life as a system analyst for the State Department or rather, that's what she lets everyone believe. No, in reality her life is anything but boring. As an agent with the Paranormal Security and Intelligence, she's seen and done it all. Intelligence is her specialty, assassination is her hobby. The only problem is that the things she spies on don't die easily. In fact, some of them were dead to begin with. She's learned to handle anything life can throw at her. That is until the biggest paramilitary pain her ass shows up again. Lucky for him, he's sexy.

Roi Majors, second in command of the I-Ops, is having a hard time believing that Intel can only get half the information needed to bring down an underground ring of vampires with big spending backers who are hell bent on creating a race of supernaturals with multiple strands of DNA in them. As the team searches for answers, Roi searches for sexual release. When he finds himself paired with the one woman in the world who seems immune to his self-proclaimed charms, he can't wait to see her to safety and then bid her good riddance. He never counted on falling in love with her. And he sure in the hell never counted on her claiming to be an agent with a branch of the government no human should know about.

Radar Deception
Dr. Thaddeus Green survived a werepanther attack long ago, leaving him immortal and a member of the I-Ops team. He's dedicated his life to genetics and to serving his country. After his mutated DNA led to the death of his loved ones, he vowed to never let anyone close to his heart again. Try as he might, Green is unable to stop the mystical pull to the tall, leggy blonde with a sharp tongue and an even worse bite. Thinking Melanie is suffering from mating withdraw, Green is prepared to do what he must to assure her survival, even if it means claiming her for himself, regardless of his need to protect his heart. Little does Green know that fate has been preparing him for Melanie Daly all his unnaturally long life.

When ghosts from the past resurface, in ways he never dreamt possible, the normally mild-mannered scientist finds himself drawing on his inner beast and rage to assure his mate and their future are protected. But even Green can't fight all of Melanie's battles for her. Some she has no choice but to face on her own. Can their bond stand the test of time?

Strategic Vulnerability
Held prisoner in remote testing facility in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest, subjected to torture and abuse, Wilson Rousseau has long since given up hope of being rescued.

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