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Covert Vengeance

(Vengeance #2)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  763 ratings  ·  120 reviews
Revenge came at a heavy price.

Valkyrie hacker Amber Brown is deadly in her own right, but her preferred weapon is a keyboard. So after her teammates left her for dead, she took her revenge the way she was trained to—swiftly and brutally. Except one of her targets might be innocent. To right that wrong, Amber vows to rescue the at-risk Valkyrie no matter the cost, and this
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Published July 30th 2019 by Kaylea Cross, Inc.
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Vaishali • [V.L. Book Reviews]
“Hey, man, I don’t know your situation with Amber,” Bautista began, “but here’s a word of advice from a guy who’s spent the last three years living with a Valkrie.” He paused, gave Jesse a pointed look. “These women? He shook his head. “Don’t ever - and I mean ever- get in her way or try to control her. Just don’t.”

“Had to find out whether you were going to kill me or not.”
A reluctant grin tugged at his mouth, and he let out a low chuckle. So ballsy. “Hell of a gamble, belleza.”

Rating 3.5-3.
Anja H.
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Well damn, I enjoyed the hell out of this!
We all know I love a good kickass female lead and that was most definitely the case here, Amber being a Valkyrie.
I loved the plot, the execution, the sizzling tension between the leads.

I can't wait to read more of this series!

Received a free copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Susan (susayq ~)
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another winner in this series! Fully action packed while still giving us romance. This picked up right where the first book ended with Amber on a mission to right the wrongs she may have committed. But this would totally work as a stand alone because Kaylea Cross does a good job of catching you up.
I can't wait for the next book!

Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Good lord, I love to read romantic suspense! Love to sit at the edge of my seat wondering how in the hell the couple is going to get out of the mess they find themselves in and fall in love while they’re at it! Add in the fact that the female lead is a kickass assassin and I am all in!

And that’s just what I got with Covert Vengeance, book 2 in the fantastic Vengeance series. I loved meeting Amber in Stealing Vengeance and just knew she’d be amazing. She’d been through hell—and somehow managed to
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-la-city
The action scenes are fantastic, as always for a Kaylea Cross book. It's all the angst and the heroine martyr that just mucks up a good action-suspense book. I didn't like the heroine, Amber, and the whole save the sister Valkyries who were trained killers from childhood by an evil government program stuff got really, really old.

Amber is on a mission to rescue and secure the remaining Valkyries, but she is now the target of a baddie, Yuri Stanislav, because she killed his baddie Valkyrie girlfr
I’m taking extraordinarily long with a Kaylea Cross book, which is unusual to say the least, which really meant that ‘Covert Vengeance’ was a massive disappointment on a scale that schocked me, seeing how Cross used to be a staple of mine.

The series of avenging women out for blood is an intriguing one, but thus far, I think I’m simply reading variations on a theme about closed-off, distrustful and distant women who operate alone (aren’t bred for relationships and commitment, naturally) who fina
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Vengeance #2
Rating: 3 stars - it was good

One Sentence Summary: Valkyrie hacker Amber Brown is determined to find the fellow Valkyrie that Amber may have accidentally sent to her death and the last thing she wants is a partner in assassin Jesse Cordova.

COVERT VENGEANCE continues Amber’s story, who we met in the previous book, as she tries to find more of their fellow Valkyries. Amber isn’t used to working with a team and she’s especially not used to trusting others so things aren’t easy
Feb 09, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Riveting romantic suspense…

I think my heart is finally slowing down after the action and tension that blew up this emotion-filled spy-filled, intrigue of a romance. Yes, there was definitely a lot going on, with a variety of characters bringing their A-game as Amber was forced to face her past and make decisions about her future…

“She dealt in life and death. She had no business dreaming about frivolous things like romance or a future…”

Amber had one main goal in mind and she was not going to
patrick Lorelli
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The second book picks up with Amber after her escape and wanting to hack and find out who is setting them all up. Meanwhile, the man responsible has put a hit out and one of the men taking the assignment is Jesse Cordova who when he spots Amber remembers her from years ago from a training exercise. He was attracted to her then and still is. Instead of killing her he changes his mind and tries to help her but it takes some time for her to understand what he is trying to do. She is used to working ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
To be honest, I have to say I struggled to get through this book. While a fan of other books by Kaylea Cross, I simply didn't connect with the heroine, Amber. But I will admit this is the first book in this series that I've read so maybe that was more of the reason for my struggle. ...more
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Staying covert😁

We meet Amber in the first book of the Vengeance series, whereby she finds Megan her sister she thought long ago deceased! Being told she might have turned information about a fellow Valkyrie who might be innocent over to be killed...Amber sets out in an attempt to rescue her.

Jesse is a mercenary and takes on odd jobs. When he receives a job offer with a big money value attached he’s instantly suspicious. Contacting a friend for information, he finds out more about his target and

I've not read much of this author's works, but I can say that she does have a way of weaving suspense into a story that is so subtle, it is a complete surprise when things unfold. The same is true of this book! However, f
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is Amber and Jesse's story and picks up right after Stealing Vengeance. Amber is a master hacker and after realizing a mistake that she may have caused, she is out to set it right, Jesse is hired to track down Amber and when the two meet, the chemistry is hot. Filled with action, witty humor, members of the Valkyrie posse and their loved ones, makes for a terrific story. I totally enjoyed this one. An awesome read! 4.5 stars*****

**** I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amber and Jesse.

I'm really loving the Valkerie series 2 books in and I am beyond hooked.
Amber is a kick-ass assassin but then so is 2 people who thought they'd never be able to have a true relationship find each other and figure out just how far they would go for someone they truly love.
It's great to catch up with old favorites and I love all the new characters as well, the action and adventure are as always highly entertaining, gripping and suspenseful.
Book Him Danno
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the series is action packed with characters who struggle with the knowledge they have and what they have do with it.
The story moves swiftly though the book with the perfect flow of action, romance, suspense and family who wanted to save each other.
Thank you to Netgalley and Kaylea Cross Covert Vengeance
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It is intense, interesting and funny at the same time. The story is great and I liked the romantic touch in it. It is a perfect combination of all of the above.
I received an earc from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
This series Rocks!

If you have not started this series begin it now! Never have so many kick butt ladies graced the pages all at once. Each of them with their own talents and back story. Amber and Jesse were amazingly fun to watch fall! Bravo Kaylea for another great addition to the series.
2.5 stars rounded up.

Didn't like the main characters much. Repetitive details/words/phrases (shields, pea gravel, religious cursing etc.) Lots of names of characters. Hard to follow action scenes.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a pair in the kickass Amber and the hunky Jesse! This is a terrific second story in a series filled with excitement, danger, intrigue, romance and thrilling characters. As assassin, Jesse, is tasked with bringing in the elusive Amber he gets more than he's bargained for and soon these two are fighting to stay alive and to keep their hands off of each other. The attraction is sizzling! I love these Valkyrie stories with the fierce women and plots that keep me on the edge of my seat with ...more
Whispers From
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amber is a hacker Valkyrie and is looking for a woman who she may have accidentally sold her whereabouts to the enemy. Amber was on an op and the team double crossed her and left her to be captured. Now she’s determined to find the other Valkyrie women and get justice for them. Jesse is a hitman and takes a job, to either bring in or kill Amber. But he believes something is fishy so he calls a friend and finds out a little about her. They rescue another Valkyrie and take her with them to England ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my kind of romantic suspense! Amber is a kick-ass heroine with lots of layers. I love seeing who she becomes when around her sister and now with Jesse. And Jesse... he is great. Total book boyfriend material. I wouldn't have complained if there was a touch more focus on the romance, but the suspense makes up for that. There is lots of action and intrigue in this one right from the beginning. I also adored that scene towards the end with Megan and Tyler -- what a nail biter! Looking forwa ...more
Leah Hines
Sep 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
I am really getting invested in this series. The characters continue from book to book allowing the reader to really get to know them and feel their story. Amber intrigued me in book one and I loved her personal journey. Jesse is one of my favorite male characters I have read. The women in these books are strong, but the men have the strength to support them. As the team continues to search for their own, we get a lot of action, suspense, and plotlines that feel like there is something bigger at ...more
Sandy S
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 30, 2019

Revenge came at a heavy price.

Valkyrie hacker Amber Brown is deadly in her own right, but her preferred weapon is a keyboard. So after her teammates left her for dead, she took her revenge the way she was trained to—swiftly and brutally. Except one of her targets might be innocent. To right that wrong, Amber vows to rescue the at-risk Valkyrie no matter the cost, and this time she’s working alone. So when a sexy stranger shows up in the middle
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Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Inkslinger PR and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.

This is my introduction to the Vengeance Series; and the second book in the series overall – but can definitely be read as standalone.

There is something to be said about women in roles that usually are defined by male attributes –
the Valkyries in this series are women wh
Jessica (the naptime writer)
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley but all opinions provided are my own.

Characters straddle the gray line in Kaylea Cross’s Vengeance series, and I love it. They’re not perfect, but they’re ultimately good people…who kill bad guys.

Listen, sometimes you want to read a book about leads who can rescue hostages, protect themselves, plot deviously for a good end, and oh yeah, fall in love. If that’s the case, sink into your favorite reading chair (the one your husband still
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Amber Brown was on a quest for vengeance. But, when she finds intel that one of the former teammates she set up for revenge may not have been guilty, her new mission becomes one of rescue . . . no matter the cost. She’s used to working alone, but when an incredibly sexy stranger keeps showing up everywhere she is, and announces he was sent by her sister, she finds herself with an unexpected partner.

Jesse Cordova is a gun for hire. When he’s offered a contract to find Amber Brown dead or alive, w
NICUnurse Stephanie
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve followed me or my reviews for even a short amount of time, you know I’m a fan of Kaylea Cross and have been for quite sometime. I think she does a wonderful job weaving a web of suspense and slowly untangling the threads to allow for the characters to have their HEA by the end of each book. And she does it all without untangling the suspense to the point that the web falls apart so that you keep wanting to come back to the next book in the series to find out the ultimate bad guy(s)––or ...more
Anne - Books of My Heart
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Review copy was received from Publicity team. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Covert Vengeance picks up where Stealing Vengeance left off, in the new series, Vengeance . There is a new couple but the overall feel with action and romance is similar. The Valkyries don't expect to have relationships, to be free enough or trust anyone to stay with them.

The setup also mirrors Stealing Vengeance
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019reads
4.5 stars

Covert Vegeance is the second book of the Vegeance series it follows Amber Brown one of the best hackers. This somewhat has a tie in with Stealing Vegeance because of the recurring characters and storyline. She was the one they were after in book one but now helping to find a Valkyrie to right a wrong. I really found Amber to be really good assassin and covert spy aside from her hacker skills. The first part when she was trying ti slip by enemy bases plus her first meeting with Jesse.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers’ Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nation ...more

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