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Secret Agent Secretary

(ICE: Black Ops Defenders #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Tops on Avery Meadows's bucket list is assisting in the capture of an international criminal mastermind…from the safety of her desk as an ICE Agency secretary. But when fate catapults her into the arms of sexy, brooding Ryan Reitano — an undercover ICE agent with dangerous secrets and a past he's desperate to hide — Avery's dream of saving the world takes on a whole new tw ...more
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Published January 1st 2014 by Harlequin
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I really like the way this author writes and in the second book of this series which is of course Ryan's the action never stops and the heroine Avery is awesome, smart, funny, resourceful, kick-ass, there aren't enough adjectives to describe her, her cats, her car, hell even her dresses are killer..literally!

In the last book Ryan's team disbanded because of betrayal but Ryan is still on the hunt for the remaining Chiara brother as it has been his mission for the past decade and he is now working
Wow. Action packed from the beginning, I couldn't read fast enough to keep up with the action. At the end of Tempted Into Danger, the ICE team had broken up because of the betrayal of one of the members of the team. However, Ryan is still determined to stop the third Chiara brother. He has gone undercover at the San Diego office because Chiara is expected to attempt to steal some jewels that will be on display there. While doing surveillance on New Year's Eve, he needs a file from his computer a ...more
Great story and funny characters. I enjoyed the dynamics and camaraderie between Ryan and Avery. I loved Avery's silly antics. And her smart mouth.

4 STARS (should've been a fiver) because of the rushed ending.
Paula Legate
I loved this book. It was one of the Best books that I have had the opportunity to read, in awhile. The action, suspense and plot was Awesome. The characters Avery, and Ryan were really great too. Avery was the best heroine ever. She was funny, and smart. Avery was a secretary for ICE. She loved anything spy. I loved Avery's bucket list. It was New Year's eve, and Avery vowed to start crossing things off her bucket list. When Ryan called the office, Avery saw her chance to start living out a few ...more
Avery works for ICE, a group of super agents, as a secretary. But as she types up notes and answers phones, she dreams of becoming the next secret agent. Ryan is closer than he has ever been to his enemy, but he is convinced someone inside of ICE is tipping off the bad guys. When all hell breaks loose, Avery is the last person he expects to rescue him, but suddenly it’s like he is seeing the secretary for the first time.

This book made me giggle. Avery is so into the gadgets and spy life, it’s li
Poison Rose
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ICE Secretary Avery Meadows has had her eyes on the offices newest agent….Ryan Reitano, but every time she tries to talk to him she seems to run into closed ended responses or none at all. She tries not to let it get to her, but she has to wonder why he’s soo closed off from her. That all changes on NYE (New Years Eve) when she’s STILL in the ICE office late, as in after 9:00pm late. She’s trying to get into her slinky HOT PINK dress, which cost her a mint, but can’t quite get the zipper up! Lea ...more
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If adventure is what you crave in a story and also want lots of sexual tension, then the ICE: Black Ops Defenders miniseries by the very talented Melissa Cutler will satisfy both requirements. The first book in the miniseries remains one of my all-time favorites, and SECRET AGENT SECRETARY is definitely added to the list. From high-speed car chases to ruthless thugs with guns, the danger is never-ending plus almost always physically threatening and not knowing the outcome always upped my fear fo ...more
Feel the RUSH!!!

I love reading romantic suspense. I love the feel of being on the edge as the plot moves at a quick pace. I love the build-up of the romance and tension and wondering if the couple will survive in the next moment. I love how the description of a deadly weapon can be so sensual. Secret Agent Secretary made me feel all this and more!

Avery Meadows feels so fortunate to have her job as a secretary for the ICE Agency. She has a huge fondness for anything related to secret agents, spyi
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Secret Agent Secretary is Melissa Cutler’s second book in her ICE: Black Ops Defender series and also the second book I’ve read from her as well. When I looked back at my review of book one to refresh myself I noticed a sticking point with me was the lack of romance in it. While I don’t think that has really necessarily changed, the constant action, flirting and slow warm up to the eventual sex at the end of the book made this a page turner. In fact I read this over the course of two sittings on ...more
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is another wonderful Black Ops Defender book and it is a great addition to the series. The characters, plot and romance are so entertaining I kept turning the pages until the conclusion.

Avery has been a secretary for the ICE agency for six years; she is fascinated with everything having to do with spying, agents, espionage and gadgets. She recently broke up with her loser boyfriend Zach and is ready to move on with plans to go out with friends on New Year’s Eve to celebrate. Unfortunately
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Agent Ryan Reitano continues his quest to capture the last of the Chiara Brothers. Unfortunately, he is on his own on this mission as his team had broken up. He is now working with the ICE team in San Diego where he will be in the mercy of one very hot secretary.

Whether he likes it or not, Avery Meadows will come to his rescue. Ryan and Avery will be in a dangerous situation where anyone can be the mole and or suspect. They will need to trust and work together to get out of this bind.

Avery r
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Secret Agent Secretary is a standalone book. However, it does contain small spoilers from the first book, Tempted Into Danger.

Agent Ryan Reitano is back in Melissa Cutler’s latest ICE: Black Ops Defenders book, Secret Agent Secretary. This time, Ryan is solo and working in the San Diego office of ICE, trying to figure out who the mole in ICE is. He’s also still trying to catch his archenemy, Vincenzo Chiara.

Avery Meadows has been an ICE Secretary f
Christi Snow
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
There was one thing about this book that made this book an absolute winner to me...Avery, the heroine. OMG, she is such an awesome and likable character. She's normal...a girl with a bucket list full of secret fantasies. See, Avery's kink is secret agents. When she went to work as a secretary at ICE, it was her attempt to satisfy just a snippet of those fantasies. But you know....she's a secretary. There's not too much that's very exciting or adventurous about that until Agent Ryan cal
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

ICE secretary, Avery Meadows is obsessed with all things in the cloak and dagger world or spying. The daughter of pacifists dreams of spy gadgets and guns even having cats named Aston and Martin after James Bond's famous choice of cars. She dreams of taking part in helping solve an international crime and bring down the bad guy, but while her role as a secretary for ICE brings her the knowledge of some of those crimes, it doesn't get her into the action. That is until she answers the phone late
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cutler's latest, Secret Agent Secretary, brings us back to her ICE: Black Ops Defenders series. The black ops team has been disbanded after the last mission. The team has all gone their separate ways. However, Ryan Reitano continues his quest to find Enzo Chiara, the last of the three brothers still alive. To achieve his mission he joins the ICE San Diego field office. There he meets Avery Meadows, a self-proclaimed spy aficionado. Though they manage to avoid each other for the first six months ...more
Kristen Johnson
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ARC was given to me for Honest Review.

Secret Agent Secretary is the story of Agent Ryan Reitano and Secretary Avery Meadows. It is not your typical Secret agency story. Ryan knows there is a double agent at ICE, he just doesn't know who it is, so of course he's cautious about everyone, even secretary Avery, who just happens to show up at the worst time. That time would be when bullets are flying and he needs to be running. What's a guy to do but take her on the run with him.

I think Avery is no
Oct 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book. Melissa writes her stories with details about the characters so you feel as if you really know them. I loved Avery Meadows from the first chapter when she was trying to get ready to go out to celebrate New Year’s eve with her friends. She is smart, creative, resourceful and loves everything to do with spies.
Ryan Reitano is an agent with a background as a SEAL and recently black ops. He’s tired and jaded aft
Kathy B. (Tx)
Dec 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frankly, I just don’t know where to start, and not give too much away! ☺ This book was one wild ride! Romance, suspense and humor are a great trio!! Our heroine, Avery Meadows, an ICE secretary has an office crush on our hero, Agent Ryan Reitano. Avery also has a bucket list that includes being a “secret agent.” I think New Year’s Eve is a time when magical things can happen, and so they did for our heroine. While on a secret mission, Ryan needs some information from the office. Instead of using ...more
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book by Melissa Cutler!!!
ICE Agency secretary Avery Meadows is working late New Years Eve when she receives a phone call from her secret crush, undercover ICE Agent Ryan Reitano asking her to send him information while he’s doing surveillance. She attempts to call him back when she finds all the information has disappeared. Avery has a photographic memory and knows exactly what information he needs from the missing documents. So she decides to go to the stakeout and relay the i
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the ICE: Black Ops Defenders series from Melissa Cutler and I’m pretty sure I loved it even more than the first. There was some references to the first book and the characters in the series but I felt that this did read well as a standalone. I think one of the major reasons I enjoyed this more than the first book in the series was that it took place in San Diego, a city I know very well, as opposed to the jungle, something I don’t know a lot about. This meant I had a lot of ...more
Snigdha Prakash
Somehow I can never get enough of the stories of these kind.
I absolutely adore romantic suspense.
Especially with kickass heroines and badass/alpha/secret-agent kind of hero.
So this story was kind of the dream like thing which every girl secretly wants to have.
You cannot help but get so twisted up in the plot and story fast and hard.
No pun intended.
The plot is that of thriller and suspense and keeps you wanting to read more and more and turn the page as fast as you can and savour ever
Jan 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Secret Agent Secretary – Melissa knows how to write romantic suspense!

Avery Meadows wanted more than anything to be one of the secret agents; not just a secretary. Plus, she holds a secret crush for one of the hottest agents Ryan Reitano. While Ryan is out on a stake-out, he calls the office asking for information from Avery. Unable to connect with Ryan by phone, and unable to find the files he needs, Avery decides to visit Ryan in person….That is when all the action, suspense, and danger start,
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Avery Meadows works as a secretary at ICE. While finishing up her shift on New Year’s Eve, she gets an unexpected call from Agent Ryan Reitano asking for her help. Suddenly Avery’s thrown into the life of a secret agent and is living out one of her bucket list fantasies. Not to mention it also allows her to spend time with the man she has been secretly crushing on since the start of her employment there.

What makes this book so enjoyable is not only the fact that Avery is a smart, strong characte
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Melissa Cutler for introducing me to Romantic Suspense!!!! I have fallen in love the genre and Cutler is an auto-buy for me. This is book 2 in her ICE:Black Ops defenders series. I loved it just as much as the first one. This one made me laugh out loud at times. Avery is the secretary for the ICE office in San Diego and she has been lusting after all things spy related, such as gadgets, and Ryan one of the agents. She even has cats named Ashton and Martin. Avery gets her chance to help ...more
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finally a true heroine. Even though ICE Secretary Avery Meadows may not listen to what ICE Agent Ryan Reitano tells her to do when they are being chased by criminals, she has the brains and nerves to pull both their butts out of the fire.

The heat turns up in San Diego on New Year's Eve and Day when ICE Agent Ryan Reitano and his "butt kicking" partner ICE Secretary Avery Meadows try to stay a step ahead of an International Criminal, his hitmen and an unknown ICE double agent.

It's a night of bul
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

In Secret Agent Secretary by Melissa Cutler, Ryan Reitano has been on the hunt for the remaining Chiara brother for the past decade. Unfortunately his Ryan’s team disbanded due to someone’s betrayal, a mole that has not been discovered yet. Now he is working undercover in the ICE office to try and find the mole.

Avery works as a secretary at the ICE office, she loves everything about spies, the gadgets the technology, everything! Her secret dream and wish on her bucket list is to be invo
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! This is the first book by Melissa Cutler that I have ever read but it will not be the last, in fact I just bought The Trouble with Cowboys to read next. Ryan and Avery were wonderful together and I sure hope they are mentioned in the next book in the series. Avery is a really fun and smart and Ryan was strong and sexy and they both really worked great with each other. It was a very exciting book and really kept me interested and was so good that I did not want it to ...more
Bernadette Long
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book that was the third in the ICE Black Ops Defenders series!

Who knew that ICE secretary Avery Meadows had such an interest in spy lore and wanted to assist in the capture of international criminal mastermind? In the six years that she worked in the San Diego ICE office, she had kept that information to herself as well as some of her own super secret agent skills. Now it's up to her secret office crush, Ryan Reitano, to protect her from the bad guys who are shooting at both of them
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Melissa Cutler wins me over again. I loved this book! Having previously been introduced to the ICE team members, I couldn't wait to read Ryan's story. Ryan finds himself almost alone trying to take down the last of the cartel. He doesn't know who to trust but ends up paiting up with secretary, Avery. Avery is a smary and silly girls filled with quirks. She often fantasizes about the world of intrigue. She secretly has a thing for Agent Ryan and uses her job to admire him from afar. Working toget ...more
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was awesome! I loved this couple!! This was so beautifully written and such a wonderfully fun movie playing in my mind while reading. Delicious Alpha yummo and spunky heroine who you are cheering from the beginning to the end!

I couldn't give it 5 stars due to what seemed like editing issues towards the end - I have read quite a few Melissa Cutler books and the issues I read seemed not to be something Melissa would intentionally include in books but more of editorial overlooks. Other then th
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