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Cover Fire

(Valiant Knox #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  24 reviews
He'll protect her with his life...but who will protect his heart?

If the assignment is crazy, dangerous, or a little of both, Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne can’t help but take on the challenge. So when Command Intelligence tags him to fly one of their agents behind enemy lines, it seems like just another routine death-defying mission. Crash landing on the planet was a piec
ebook, 333 pages
Published June 19th 2017 by Entangled Publishing
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Right from the start this is an action packed science fiction romance, a page turner packed with suspense, suspicion and danger. This highly skilled author writes evocatively, bringing the scenarios and characters vividly to life in the imagination of the readers.

Jenna is an undercover agent, used to working on her own and being self reliant, determined and an expert spy. Seb is the dare devil pilot taking her on her mission in a decrepit spaceship. After a dramatic crash landing lif
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm not typically a sci-fi type reader, but I loved this book! It took me two days to read because I devoured every single word, every nuance, every detail between Agent Jenna Maxwell and Sub-Lt. Seb Raynes. Hot!
Briefly, Jenna is sent on a secret mission by her CI handler, Seb is tagged to fly her deep into enemy territory and leave her to complete her mission. Since this is futuristic, Jenna is disguised save her eyes. She's cold and distant to Seb's playful, self assured, hot fighter pilot. T
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally published at Reading Reality

Cover Fire is the third book in the Valiant Knox series, and it both lives up to its predecessors and takes the action in several new directions. If you like science fiction romance, start with Escape Velocity and jet right on over to Damage Control before jumping into Cover Fire. You’ll be glad you did.

And if you have a friend who likes military romance but is hesitant about the whole SF thing, this series is a terrific gateway drug for those who are think
Coming back to the Valiant Knox series is like peeking back into the lives of old friends through a small, open doorway. But it’s also plain fun to see how some of the loveable heroes of the fighter pilot force go down, sometimes literally, then wonder, how the hell they’d been so dumb to get themselves into such situations.

‘Cover Fire’ is one of those reads, as cocksure, flirty, impulsive but honourable-at-his-core fighter pilot Sebastian Rayne meets more than his match in intelligence officer
Ash P Reads
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
So Bas is the crazy kamikaze pilot, pretty much the only guy willing to take on the riskiest of missions. And this one just happens to be the riskiest one he's ever going to be on. Because somehow his hearts gone and gotten involved. Jenna is an expert at espionage and all things covert. So getting involved with anyone is the number one no-no in her line of work. But Bas, standing up and taking her side when she has a target on her back thaws something within her. And Bas is sick and tired of be ...more

Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne never imagined his life would take a dangerous turn when he was sent to retrieve the dead body of a CI agent behind enemy lines. Instead, he finds himself teaming up with the presumed dead woman and helping her uncover the person behind the order to end her life. Will he and Jenna be able to find the truth before the enemy closes in, so they can have their chance at forever love?

Sci-Fi Romances are not books I read a lot of, but when I read the blurb of this story,
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cover Fire is one busy story! Jenna is a Command Intelligence agent. That loosely translates into a super spy. Her current assignment is to go deep into CCS enemy-held territory. Her and her handler approach Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian aboard the Knox and request he flies her in. He thinks they’re crazy but he takes the challenge. Once the crash land on the planet they go their separate ways. Seb hijacks another ship and heads back to the Knox only to be told that something has happened Jenna and h ...more
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cover Fire is a SciFi taking place in outer space where conflicts abound and double agents have infiltered the Command Intelligence. A war against technology!

Seb is the best fighter pilot in the organisation. He has a terrific sense of humour and appears to be too laid back but there is more to him that meets the eyes. Except for his looks!

Tessa is one of the best secret agents. She has dedicated the last ten years, putting on various guises and she no longer remembers who she really is. Intera
 Diana Davis
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cover Fire (Valiant Knox) Kindle Edition
by Jess Anastasi
Jess Anastasi is a romance world. Jess has created a world within a world on the Valiant Knox, which only make since it is the outer space version of an aircraft carrier. There are shops, bars, restaurants and arcades. A mini-city to keep the `service people sane while drifting through the blackness of space.
She has also given us mind blowing characters. Cowboy quick draw, master fighter pilot, Sebastian volunteers to take the devastatingly
Elizabeth Neal
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sebastian, a Sub-Lieutenant, embraces challenge, which is why he agrees to fly an agent behind enemy lines. The mission goes off without a hitch, aside from the crash landing, but while she's there, something goes wrong and now Sebastian, as the agent is assumed dead, must return to retrieve her body.

Jenna, an agent, narrowly escaped death, one intended for her by her own people. Knowing she can't do it alone, Jenna asks the pilot sent to take her remains home, the same one who dropped her off,
Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne is a pilot on the Valiant Knox who is tasked with flying CI Agent Jenna Branson behind enemy lines for her mission. When he’s sent to retrieve her body, he discovers that the CI Agent is not dead – but someone wants her to be. Sneaking her back to the ship, the two of them engage in a deadly game of trying to figure out who wanted Jenna dead – and who now wants him out of the way.

Cover Fire by Jen Anastasi is a suspense-filled military spy thriller. Oh, and there’s
Nikki Brooks
Agent Jenna Maxwell has a new undercover assignment and needs a ride down to Ilari. Enter Sub-Lt. Seb Raynes.

Seb is still in a funk after realising he had been friends with a traitor. But when he's given babysitting duty for a CI spy he's not a happy chappie. When they later go behind enemy lines, Jenna is dropped off and Seb makes his way back to the ship. But he is told to return as Jenna is now dead and he is to retrieve information from her corpse!

Jenna managed to make it out of the trap se
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Jenna embarks on a mission into enemy territory to retrieve vital information that could turn the tide of the war in their favor - the mission turns south from the start when the transport she is in, piloted by the cocky and elite fighter Sebastian Raynes, crash lands (or skids and bumps depends on how you look at it) - Soon Jenna and Seb are finding it hard to stay alive while they uncover the mole within their ranks.
An action packed suspense Sci-Fi read that will keep you completed invested f
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, romance, sci-fi, 5-star
It's ages since I've read a good Sci-Fi Romance, and this is an excellent example of one. I loved this story, it was full of action and adventure, deadly peril and intrigue, not to mention plot twists that came out of the blue.

The hero, Seb, is super sexy but also sweet and vulnerable, whilst the heroine, Jenna, is strong, feisty and a definite go-getter. The chemistry between them was not only hot and intense but you could feel it, In fact the book had a lot of 'feels' and I really loved both t
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sub Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne is a fighter pilot on the Valiant Knox a space station in orbit over a war torn planet. He has always been the one to take on the risky jobs.
Taking an agent from Command Intelligence behind enemy lines is exactly what he enjoys.
CI agent Jenna Maxwell finds this latest task to be a lot more complicated than it should be. Someone on her own side seems to want her dead.
This is part of a series that is best read in order, but you could enjoy it on it's own. Our hero
Denise Van plew
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was needing a good one in this genre with my catching this one. I had also read a couple of other books by her so I knew I liked her style. Even though I had not read all in this series I still enjoyed diving into this one. This one circles around Sebastian and Jenna with it being quite the adventure to be sure. Being dead can be bad for the ego so a mystery will have to be solved. What else also grows out of this mission is also a hot one for us to observe and taste. The secrets that you see ...more
Diane Burton
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book before the others. It's a good standalone. I would've understand the emotional background better had I read the books in order. Sebastian Rayne will take any job--the crazier the better. He didn't plan crash landing on an alien planet with a spy. Jenna Maxwell didn't plan to have a warrior at her side while infiltrating an enemy planet. When they realized she was meant to die on the mission, Rayne takes things into his own hands and rescues her. With a betrayer in their midst, s ...more
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cover Fire may be the best in this series to date. Seb is not a total Alpha but he is kind, funny and troubled. CI Agent Jenna Maxwell has been in the game too long. She has lost touch with the girl she used to be and is in danger of becoming a cold unfeeling weapon the Command Intelligence folks throw at whatever they want dead. This is not a case of insta-love it will take almost getting killed to bring these two together but once they fall nothing and no one is going to break them apart. I en ...more
Karla Andrews
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite things to read are action romance!! Or suspense romances!! And this fit the bill. Loved it a lot.
Rayne is a fighter pilot, one of the best, and has one mission to fly special agent Jenna behind enemy lines. That was his first mistake. And the mishaps keep coming. Someone is trying to kill him. And he is trying help Jenna stay alive and figure out who wants her died as well. Lots of action! Lots of kissing!
Neilliza Swaffar
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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C bond
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Loved this book. Not my usual read, but loved this book.
Book Gannet
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Given my lukewarm feelings towards the previous book in this series (Damage Control), I was a little hesitant about reading this book. No need! This is my favourite of the series by far – possibly of everything I’ve read by Jess Anastasi. Seb is such a light-hearted charmer, perfectly balanced by the secretive Jenna. Their chaotic adventure is fast-paced, intriguing, fun and sexy, and I really enjoyed it.

Mostly because of Seb. He’s a charming daredevil with a heart of gold, a beautiful face and
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Valiant Knox #3

"Hell, if they actually managed to get out of this mess alive and ended up going their separate ways, the woman was going to leave him ruined for anyone else. So maybe he needed to find a way to keep her."

This is probably my favorite of the whole series! Sebastian was absolutely perfect with all his charm and jokes. The deeper look at the overarching conflict between the UEF and the CSS. Up to this point, the big story has been pretty focused inward (Kai recovering, Alph
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 1/2

In Cover Fire, Jess Anastasi has created a scorching romantic sci-fi thriller set on a ship in a galaxy far, far . . . well, not here at any rate. While Cover Fire is the third in the Valiant Knox (refers to the ship) series, it really can be read as a standalone as I didn’t feel that I missed a lot by not having read the previous two. However, I probably will and all the while hoping Sub-Lieutenant Sebastian Rayne, who is the hero of Cover Fire, shows up.

Yes, Seb Rayne is the perfect hero.
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Jess has been making up stories ever since she can remember. Though her messy handwriting made it hard for anyone else to read them, she wasn’t deterred and now she gets to make up stories for a living. She loves loud music, a good book on a rainy day, and probably spends too much time watching too many TV shows. Jess lives in regional Victoria, Australia. Find out more about Jess on her website w ...more

Other books in the series

Valiant Knox (4 books)
  • Escape Velocity (Valiant Knox #1)
  • Damage Control (Valiant Knox, #2)
  • War Games (Valiant Knox #4)