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Code of Honor

(Cipher Security #2)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  321 ratings  ·  127 reviews
A painting, a panic room, a thief, and her lover whose job is to catch her.

There are three things you need to know about Anna.
1) Shes a bounty hunter with adrenaline junkie habits,
2) Shes the awkward twin, and
3) Shes a thief kind of.

Darius designs security systems for Cipher Security, and the strange and remarkable woman he met the night the painting was stolen is as
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Published March 24th 2020
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In the famous words of Lady Gaga: "brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique..."


What an absolute treat of a book.
Anna is a bounty hunter (a delightful job for a protagonist by the way) and she needs to retrieve one stolen painting, by... stealing it. But, Anna and her twin sister have the perfect plan for this heist to work.

What she didn't expect was, to come across Darius Masoud, a Disney prince lookalike that designed the security system Anna
Smartypants Romance
Feb 08, 2020 marked it as to-read

CODE OF HONOR by April White Books is now LIVE! Available on all platforms, you can pick up your copy of book 2 in the Cipher Security series set in the Knitting in the City World. WOOHOO!

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❤❤ 5 STARS ❤❤

It was fantastic , I loved the first book and I adored this one, so good!It has a great storyline and amazing characters that rocked this story!

Anna is the best omg I don't remember myself drooling about a heroine!She is such a badass and she make me laugh a lot too!Anna and Darius were sweet, I adored them!They were perfect for each other!

I fall in love with everything in this story!I highly recommend it , it's a must read!


Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Finishing this amazing book has reminded me yet again that I need to read April Whites entire backlist! She is truly phenomenal! I love Code of Conduct, and she went and did it again with Code of Honor!

Ive noticed with April that she writes gahmazing heroines! Strong, sexy, and super intelligent. I loved the humor, the sexual tension between the characters, and Darius is just so extra! I dont want to spoil a thing, but what I love the most about Aprils stories is how she wraps up the romance,
Penny Reid
Mar 24, 2020 marked it as to-read

CODE OF HONOR by April White is ALIVE! AHHHH I'm so excited for you all to read this book :-)

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A painting, a panic room, a thief, and her lover whose job is to catch her.

Lady Heather

"5 - Learning to color outside the lines-Stars"

This story was such a joy to read!

Anna was AMAZING!
She is now one of my all-time favourite characters.
She was charismatic, fearless, intelligent, funny, loyal, loving, and her light shone so brightly.

If she was a real character, I would want to be her friend.

I was entertained, engaged, and totally got lost in this story.

I couldn't put it down.
I didn't want to put it down and read it in one sitting.

Code of Honor can be read
Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy
Code Of Honor by April White

Darius seemed to think the grin was for him though, and his slow, answering smile started the fluttering right back up again. Dont do that, I said with a scowl.

Dont smile? A look of confusion dimmed the smile down to something the butterflies could manage, and I nodded.

Thank you. The sweaty butterflies were making me a little ill.

Its very rare that you can discover a writer that is not only merely proficient in writing across
Caitlin Reads
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Code of Conduct so Code of Honor was one of the new installments I was most looking forward to. Once again, April White did not disappoint. Anna Collins was a perfect fit for the Pennyverse and I loved her. Anna and Darius, the Disney prince we were first introduced to in CoC, had instant chemistry. They were both completely quirky lovers of literature who made me laugh out loud several times. I absolutely loved them both. Romance and Mysteries are my two favorite genres so ...more
Mar 19, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

I collect images from all around the internet (and a few personal friends' feeds) that inspire my characters, locations, and plots. This is the collage I pasted on my Code of Honor notebook of images that inspired me. If it helps you picture things, great. If you'd rather picture your own things, even better. In any case, I hope you enjoy Anna, Darius, and the story inspired by these images.
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Thanks to the author and the publisher for providing me with an advance reader copy .
Code Of Conduct ( #1) was one of my favourite romance novels in 2019 , April White with her witty and beautiful writing style , continued the World Of Cipher Security exactly as Penny Reid Created it , by adding Brilliant characters and
DJ Sakata
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

How was it possible that Colette, wearing jeans and a linen shirt, could look so effortlessly female, while I looked like a confused boy playing dress-up in his sisters closet? We were genetically identical, and yet my body was awkwardly athletic while hers was willowy and slender. My laugh was loud and startling, and hers made fairies sigh and small woodland creatures come out and sing. She walked like a supermodel in stiletto heels while I teetered around like a drunk toddler
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm enjoying the Ciper books from the Smartypants romance. There have this action mystery part fown plus very character driven aspect to it. Code of Honor has Thomas Crownr Affair feel to it. But then the two leads have their own ways of dealing with all that. Anna is the ultimate thrill seeker, she sees the world in grays. No filter, awkward and dorky at times. She's her own brand of different from her twin. So that twin aspect can be a skeptical thing some can tell the difference I guess some ...more
Too soon for a reread?? I want the audio when it comes out.
I highly recommend! Edit: Here's my review:
Of all the Smartypants 2nd phase books, this was my most anticipated.
I love the spin off from book 1 - Knitting in the City book - Neanderthal Seeks Human. specifically Cipher Security (Quinn's Company).
This is Darius (swoony hero,who works for Cipher Security.
The heroine is Anna is a twin (to Colette) . Colette is the polished, posh and more socially confident of the two. Anna is
Izzie d
Mar 26, 2020 rated it liked it
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Erica Testa
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Code of Honor
My personal code felt a little like a mix of Robin Hood and Mulan, with an unfortunate dose of Sid the filterless sloth. -Anna Collins

Anna was the heroine I didnt know I needed to read. She had personality aspects of many of my favorite Pennyverse heroines. (That being said you do not need to have read any Penny Reid books to love this story! It just adds a little something extra if you have and April does a fantastic job of staying true to her characters.) She is wicked smart,
Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
I love the slow burn romance, the abundance of laughs and the engaging, intriguing story that had me captivated from the first page to the last.

My hearts always turn out like penises though.
She turned to stare at me for exactly one second before she finally rolled her eyes. Dont draw in the coffee foam, Sis. Coffee dicks are off-putting.
I grinned. Not to mention unsanitary.

My full review:
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won an advanced copy, but was not asked for a review. I am happy to give one anyway. If you liked the first book in the series this one will not disappoint. The main character is authentic and quirky. You will likely have something in common with her or want to be her friend. I had smile on my face with the first page and laughed out loud many times throughout the book. The wonderful way April White writes weaves together down to earth realism with whimsy and romance. It makes you feel like ...more
The second book in the Cipher Security Series, set in the Penny Reid Universe, specifically an offshoot of the Knitting in the City World is Code of Honor. This is also penned by the talented April White. I totally enjoyed the first book also penned by Ms. White, Code of Conduct and when I found out there was going to be a second one I couldnt stop myself from jumping with glee. Ms. White did such a fantastic job with Code of Conduct that I was pretty sure that Code of Honor wont disappoint. I ...more
Cassie May
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. What a magical story this was!
It read like a Disney fairytale for adults <3
I'm still searching for the right words to describe this book. It was perfectly researched, even though I have never been to Boston or Chicago or the Isabella Gardner Museum, I was there while reading the book. I discovered the history around the heist with Anna and Darius and stood in front of the beautiful pictures, learning about the stories they tell.
Anna and Darius were perfectly characterized. April
Cassandra Martin
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
April White was a new to me author with the Smartypants Romance Launch last year, but after hearing her talk about her experiences and her book at Book Bonanza, it was one of the ones I was most excited for. And it did not disappoint. Even more said with this next installment of the Cypher Security Series, I KNEW that this book was going to be amazing.

April's plots are well thought out, the precision of execution is flawless. The amount of research she did in the book, hands down, one of the
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fierce Honor

I adored this story! The mystery and the depth of the characters provided a rich background to a delightful love story. Darius + Anna practically crackled on the page. April White brilliantly wove a tale of two strong people who still had room to grow. I highly recommend this book.
Nikki Becker
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
April White is a damn fine storyteller. The way she paints a picture with words and can express even the most intricate feelings is beyond my comprehension. She is the master at taking actual events in history and seamlessly weaving them into her fictional world. Code of Honor was beyond anything I expected from this author, which is incredible given the fact that Id set the bar so high to begin with. If I could give this book 10 stars I would. ...more
Amy Dickinson
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overall Grade: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Anyone who has, for any length of time, read romance knows that not all romances are created equal. What does that mean? You can read the same trope (enemies-to-lovers tends to be my favorite) by any number of writers, and their voices will be so distinct that you can fall in love with any of them (or the opposite). I am currently obsessed with April White. To be fair, I have just finished reading a second novel by her, Code of Honor, her second SmartyPants Romance book, and
Lenore Kosinski
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I received a free copy through Smartypants Romance in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

5 stars AAAAAHHHHHH!!!! I have the BIGGEST GIRL CRUSH IN HISTORY!!!! I remember Code of Conduct being my favourite book (that I read) from Smartypants Romance Launch #1, and Ms. White was a new author to me at that time. So I had high hopes for this story, but anything can happen, you know? Well fear not. Im pretty sure this is going to be my favourite
Paula  Phillips
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
As always, I am excited when a Smartypants Romance book lands on my Kindle as this is a world series that I love and the authors that Penny Reid has chosen to write in her world are doing it justice. This particular book the lead female character would have to be one of my favorite heroines and I could see us being friends. She was what I dream of being like in away. She is quirky, honest, knowledgeable and she is also adventurous, risk-taker and a bounty hunter to boot. Our main female ...more
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Imagine a family heirloom falling into the hands of someone else. What would the cost be to return that item to your possession? Anna knows a little bit about setting a plan in motion that can rival even the craftiest thief. With a task that is so intricate it leaves little room for error; Anna sets out to retrieve an item that seems to be causing a huge stir in ownership. Who knew a heist that was so intricate in detail would end up leading Anna down a path that would alter her future?

Melena Torretta
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, 2020
I am in awe of April White's ability to tell a story. Code of Honor is her second Smartypantsromance book, and she has brought together adventure, romance, humor, and fascinating characters in a book I absolutely loved.

Anna reminded me just a bit of Janie from Neanderthal Seeks Human with her wide range of knowledge and trivia. However she is by no means a carbon copy of that character. She is strong - a requirement for her job as a bounty hunter - and intelligent. One of my favorite things
This Literary Life
I was honored to receive this book early and am happily leaving an honest review. After the first book in this series I knew I was a goner. Shane and Gabriels story was everything I want in a book and Shane became my superhero. Having said that I was excited to see what came next for this series.

When I first met Anna I didnt know what to think. The way her mind worked threw me for a bit of a loop, and to be honest something in my heart worked very hard to not fall for her. After all, what would
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I'm always a bit sceptical when it comes to thieves. But since I love April White's writing, I picked up Code of Honor anyway. After all, I like most people in the Cipher Systems universe, so I thought I should be safe enough.

Well, no surprise: I was not disappointed! I loved Anna's and Darius' story. And I loved the people we met along the way. Of course, not all of them but I'll leave finding out which ones are trustworthy and which ones aren't to you!

I also don't usually use an author's
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has all the things I love. Strong, smart, fun heroine. Smart, kind, sincere hero. Compelling storyline that goes beyond the romance. Cast of side characters that are more than cardboard and give quality and dimension to the story. A bit of mystery to unweave. A romance that may have some hiccups, but a couple who are worth the fight.

I loved journeying with Anna and Darius. Their chemistry was off the charts. The quality of their characters was compelling. And the weaving of their
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APRIL WHITE has been a film producer, private investigator, bouncer, teacher and screenwriter. She has climbed in the Himalayas, survived a shipwreck, and lived on a gold mine in the Yukon. She and her husband share their home in Southern California with two extraordinary boys, their dog, various chickens, and a lifetime collection of books.

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