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Barely Undercover

(Legal Heat #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  902 ratings  ·  95 reviews
"With passion at full throttle, there's no turning back."

When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.

Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wan
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Published December 3rd 2013 by Samhain Publishing
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TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
3.5 Stars

We first meet Lana while she investigates Rex, the dangerous leader of the Hades MC. She ends up in a very dangerous situation. To save her, James nearly blows his cover is a full patch member of the biker club. After that initial encounter, Lana hits Rex’s radar and it’s pretty much about maintaining covers at that point. She and James must continue to act as a couple to throw off suspicions. That turns out to be harder than you’d think.

I really enjoy Sarah Castille’s writing style. He
Not a bad book but I'm just not into MC club romances - even if it is undercover work. If you like the genre, definitely check out this installment though. Can be read as a standalone. I liked the first book and plan on reading any future installments.

The Legal Heat series includes the following installments as of June 2016:
#1-Legal Heat
#2-Barely Undercover
Legal Heat (Legal Heat, #1) by Sarah Castille Barely Undercover (Legal Heat, #2) by Sarah Castille Burnout (Legal Heat, #2.5) by Sarah Castille
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This was a smoking hot read but it was also a bit too dark for me. I’ve been a fan of this author for a while now and I loved her mafia series. I’ve tried her MMA series too and loved the novella after this one (Burnout) so when I saw this sucker on sale, I snapped it up because this author never disappoints. Wish I could have loved it more. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the characters and the story was adrenaline packed. Lana was a total bad ass, James was the knight in tarnished armor that I lov ...more
Sheryl C. Nash
*SIGH* That was FRIGGIN' AWESOME!!!!!! All i can say is ladies, GIRD YOUR LOINS for *SWOON* James aka Ice; an undercover cop infiltrating a MC as a bad-ass biker... the man was sex-on-a-stick personified!!!!

Review to follow closer to the release date...

*ARC courtesy of Sarah Castille and Samhain Publishing*
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Fire & Ice...
This is the 2nd book in the Legal Heat Series. I enjoyed meeting Lana in the first book and I was looking forward to more of her sass and the witty banter between her and James, the dangerously handsome cop with a penchant for pain. Woo Hoo! Boy did I get what I wanted and then some! I'm a sucker for a muscled bada$$ alpha cop, add a dirty-talkin' bada$$ biker, put them both in the same pair of tight leathers and you could not pry this Kindle out of my hands! Girls, are you listenin
April Abrams
This is going to be short so I can get back to reading my latest currently reading. But this was good enough that I felt it worth mentioning for sure!

Well written, well developed characters and very hot. This all made for a super happy reader for me! There was some angst. It wasn't overwhelming, but it was certainly there. So that hit a high note too. If you're looking for a sexy escape with an undercover cop turned hot biker and a smart PI running from her past, this is it!
~Steph K~

5 out of 5 Sizzling Stars



When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.

Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious bi
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To start, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for giving James and Lana a story! They were wonderful as secondary characters in Legal Heat and are absolutely sizzling hot in Barely Undercover. Now that I’ve said that I can also say this story is more serious, intense and darker than Legal Heat. My emotions were all over the place, from laughing out loud at the snarky comments, to being so pissed off I wanted a certain character to die a most horrible death (which he did, so thank you Sarah) to bein ...more
Sweets Books
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh My! What a book! I absolutely freaking loved it! But then what's not to love? A long-haired, extremely Alpha, member of a motorcycle club will tick all of my boxes every time but this one is just a bit different. I
should add that I hadn't previously read book 1 in the series - Legal Heat - but that is something I will be remedying very soon but this book works well as a stand-alone so I don't think it would be necessary to do so.
This is not a short story/novella and neither does it end on a
This book hit all the right notes for me. It was spicy and steamy, but there was more to the story than sex, a lot more. The suspense part of things was right on. And the characters drew me in from the very beginning. I loved Lana's spunk and James' protectiveness. I loved that the history and hurt between them didn't just vanish; it was a major part of their conflict and was treated as such, even when they gave into their desire. What I especially loved was that I couldn't see how things were g ...more
Monica Cardoza
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The journey of James and Lana is a long filled of pain and secrets. I felt both of their pain but one thing for sure love is an awesome thing. Love is something that can cure a broken heart and trust is something that Lana will have to do in order to survive.

Wow, just mind blowing!!! I have no idea why I waited more than one week after this ARC was giving to me by Ms. Castille. This was an amazing and intense read that had my emotions all over the place. I know for sure one of my feelings was r
Let me just say that I would read this book based on just looking at the cover alone. Barely Undercover was a great romantic suspense that took me on a journey full of funny banter, plenty of angst, and sexual chemistry that was off the charts. This is my first read from Sarah Castille and she did a good job pulling me in to her world of sexy alpha males and strong females that can hold their own.

"She needed a real man. Big. Strong. Protective. Easy on the eyes. Dominant in the bedroom. Docile i
Tina "IRead2Escape"
hotness rating 4 out of 5

I loved this book! Seriously, it's been sitting on my to-be-read pile for way too long and I'm so mad at myself for taking so long to read it. It was a fast paced story with tons of heat and very likable characters. Barely Undercover is the second book of the Legal Heat series, but I read it as stand-alone. This didn't hinder the story at all. However, I really want to go back and read the first book now just because I enjoyed this one so much!

Lana Parker is a private
Tonya Nichols
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you’re into hot, dangerous, alpha biker /undercover cop, suspenseful, erotic, romance novels, this is the book for you.
Lana Parker is a strong-willed, red- headed, feisty private investigator with a stubborn streak and mouth that gets her in trouble from time to time. When her client, Angel, wife of the leader of Hades biker club, wants out of the biker life, she willingly accepts to investigate her husband. While undercover and trying to get the goods on Rex at the adult club, Carpe Noctem,
Dec 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Rating: 4 alpha-biker stars

This novel is a stand-alone but the 2nd novel in the Legal Heat series. I'm a huge fan of alpha, biker, rogue men. But more importantly the angst, "bad guys", revenge, running away out of fear keeps me locked down and not able to divert my eyes from such suspense. The history Sarah gives us of Lana and James assisted me in feeling like I'd known them and their quirks longer than I had. The biker community can be
Renee Booth (Sassy Book Lovers)
There is something you should know about me. I am a sucker for long hair, facial scruff, badass, overprotective sexy characters and in Barely Undercover I got everything I could want delivered by the crazy talented Sarah Castille.

The blurb pretty much covers the main storyline but what it doesn't cover is intensity of it. The characters are intense and full of depth and oh so smoking hot. Sarah took her time with exposing the characters and their pasts, making sure to keep me hooked with a need
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
***Copy Provided by Rock Star PR for an Honest Review***

Sarah Castille is a fairly new author to me...and I have somehow managed to read 2 of her books in the last month, without intentionally trying.

And, I can say I am glad I have...these are books that are well worth the read. Fun, hot, ridiculously sexy, with intense and compelling characters.

I loved Lana and James. The balance of the harsh and the romance was perfect. MC club books, even when one of the characters is actually an undercover d
Robin H
Oct 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!!

This was a kick ass book!

Premise: James AKA Ice is an undercover agent embedded deep into a notorious motorcycle club. Lara aka Roxie is a private eye hired by the old lady of the Hade's top dog to get proof of him cheating. Two years prior James and Lara were an item until he up and left her in the middle of the night with no explanation. Never to return.

The story is well written. Characters are fairly well developed. This is one of those books that will have you on the edge of you
Lauren Seiberling
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ice has never been so hot ;)

This is just an awesome book. It encompasses one of my favorite catalysts in a romance novel, when two people have a history and are brought together coincidentally at a later date, only to realize that they had never really gotten over each other.

The love scenes in this book are so INTENSE. They are beyond hot on a physical level, but they are so strong on an emotional level, given the history between Lana and James.

Lana was awesome. Period. I liked her "Miss Indepen
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
2, 2.5 stars. I am seriously in the minority here on this one, tons of people loved it and I'm glad they did, it just didn't quite do it for me. I had a hard time with Lana first I thought she was being kind of obstinate, then I thought she was just flat out stupid, and then she just kind of morphed into this girl that while I felt badly for, I didn't like.
I liked James well enough.
There was some definite hotness, even when maybe they should have been doing something else, like hid
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My, my, my what a story!! It hit all the right spots for me!! I loved the main characters, James and Lana so much. They had igniting chemistry and couple that with the feisty and stubbornness of Lana and the sexy, take no crap Alpha bad boy/undercover cop and I'm telling you, I thought my kindle was going to burst into flames. And then of course there is the hilarious best friend of Lana, Jackie. I was totally hooked in the first chapter of this book. It had the right amount of sex, mystery, and ...more
May 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had to give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I could not put it down for me it was a fast paced thrill ride that gave me everything that I asked for out of any book that I read. I want to laugh, love and be one with the character. I got all that and then some. This book kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire book. A fast page turner with amazing characters with a super awesome story line. There were times in the book I held my breath wondering what was going to happen next. The thought I had ...more
Angelica Ruiz
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Warning: The book contains violence, explicit sex, light BDSM, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers." Need I say more?! Not really, but I will.

I couldn't put this one down! If you're a fan of sexy cops, bad-ass bikers, and alpha males, then this book is definitely for you!! Enjoy :)
Bg Holmes
Jan 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, drool-drool
Another flaming success! The love story that I've become accustomed to with an excellent plot thrown in! Double danger for both of our main characters; betrayal where you would least expect it and backup where you didn't even know you had it. I was aching to see how it would end and I loved the book. Another on that would make a great movie! ...more
Sexy, fun and oh so exciting! Love me some bad ass bikers, a feisty heroine, and delicious secondary characters. Full review to come closer to release date.
**ARC received in exchange for honest review**
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic biker book! I could not quit reading once I started. Loved Ice and Lana. Ryder and Kickstand need their own book Sarah Castille! Cannot wait to read more of the new and improved MC.
Eye Candy Bookstore
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tonya reviewed for the blog. Here is her full review: ...more
Whispers From
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bikers and PI’s

Lana changed her name and moved to Canada to get away from her ex who is a biker. She and her friend join their private investigator companies together and now is following a biker to catch him cheating on his wife or doing something illegal. She follows him to a club and sees James, a cop who up and left her in the middle of the night. James is undercover as a biker in the Hades gang. When he sees Lana and the president notices her too, he steps in and tells them she’s his old la
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Every book I read by this author just keeps getting better and better. This one was excellent. It was intense with MC drama, police undercover drama, sexual heat between H & h, lots of hot sex, and lots of good sassy dialogue between Ice and the sexy PI. Kept my interest from beginning to the end. Hope their are more books in this series. Want to see Ryder find his "one".
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light BDSM, Ice and Lana were together until one night he just left her. Lana is on the run from an MC that used and abused her as property. She's now a PI and while investigating finds Ice part of an MC. He's undercover but when the MC leader fixates on Lana he does everything he can to protect her. Mostly a good story, there's some holes in the story but still very engaging.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

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