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Agent Zero

(Region Two #1)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  19 reviews
He owns the spotlight, she lives in the shadows.

My only purpose? Keep lethal cryptids in check, and our Company existence secret.
Sometimes a girl needs a night of karaoke and tequila though. Instead, after a vicious new cryptid species crashes the party, I end up saving and carting home a way arrogant, way hot chef. With Bruce Kantor now a temporary roommate it seems li
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published June 1st 2021 by Janet Walden-West (first published May 24th 2021)
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InD'tale Magazine
Agent Zero is a great addition to the urban sci-fi/fantasy genre. The story mixes action, a touch of comic relief, and a lot of steam to hook you, then throws a number of wonderful curveballs.

Read full review in the 2021 November issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Linda Parisi
Jul 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you think of Vampire Academy for adults but throw in Cryptids called Anangoas that are reptilian, repulsive, and completely ruthless? What do you get when you're an executive chef and you won't change your menu even for the mayor of the city, but said Cryptid marks you for her next meal? What do you get when you're the Commanding Officer trying to blow off steam in a karaoke bar but a monster you've never seen before marks a human as dinner? An ACTION PACKED, absolutely AWES ...more
Kat Turner
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Janet Walden-West kicks off an exciting new urban fantasy series with this fun, fast-paced adventure of monster hunting and romance set amidst the drama of a top-secret mission. Agent Zero satisfies by bringing the beloved tropes that define the urban fantasy genre while injecting it with fresh energy through new twists and unique, unforgettable characters. Both Bruce and Vee are dynamic, compelling leads with complex personalities and internal struggles. Their romance is at once banter-y and in ...more
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Aug 29, 2021 added it
Shelves: arc2021
Heat Factor: She does pull-ups during sex, because she is that bad-ass (it’s sexier than it sounds)

Character Chemistry: Bruce is an arrogant asshole, but Vee seems to like that about him

Plot: He is attacked by a giant lizard monster, and she protects him

Overall: A really fun reading experience

Agent Zero is a classic “I’m in way over my head” story. Bruce Kantor, celebrity chef with an attitude, finds himself in a dark alley with a giant lizard that is definitely trying to eat him. Enter Vee Rami
Oct 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sff-romance
-Our heroine is smart, capable, and a badass warrior and leader.
-Our hero is just some guy! A capable, practical, intelligent guy, but nonetheless one who spends most of the story completely out of his depth compared to the heroine, who actually knows what's going on

I don't know how to explain how uncommon that dynamic is in paranormal fantasy, or even in romance novels in general, which are much more likely to pair the duke or alpha wolf with a heroine who's special, but notably less important
Nikki Brooks
I'm completely digging this new series! We have a kick-butt heroine saving the day with her mainly female team. A hot-tempered, but otherwise lovable chef, who has co problems being saved by a girl. A blended team of specialists taking on various cryptids (myths and legends to you and me).

Vee has essentially grown up inside an organisation that fights all the things that go bump in the night, and possibly a few who don't have a problem with daylight. Her little team is her family and she would l
Dec 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I got engrossed, mind, heart and soul, in this story! Cried more than once!
Bruce is such an anti-hero and his mental state changes so many times I had whip last but I still loved him! And Vee and her team are supremely awesome!
You really don't want to miss this one.
Laurel Heebsh
May 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
great urban fantasy

These characters are well-developed and likable. I really like the emphasis on cryptids in this take on urban fantasy. I will read more in this series!
Mary Murlin
Oct 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely love this series. It is funny charming and so enjoyable to read. You just have to try it for yourself.
Jan 21, 2022 rated it it was amazing

This story and the characters are just awesome. This author has made the characters real, and I really wanted to know what happens. The ending is good, and I am now going to read more in the series, immediately!
I can’t wait for more. Bruise is such a great character 😁
Oct 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
The story was engaging from the start and the chemistry between the characters was addicting. Put together a team of elite operatives, crazy monsters and a chef that makes Gordon Ramsey look like a pussy cat and you have a great series.
Oct 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Two Very different people meet under unusual circumstances and are drawn together although both are set in their ways regarding relationships and their careers. Their meeting was definitely not what Was expected and I am usually quick to find the storyline end in most stories; however I really enjoyed this mix of weirdness of why they met and how the relationship worked.

Adena Lee
Oct 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Gordon Ramsey meets La Femme Nikita, monster hunter, and sparks as well as swear words fly. Two such strong personalities deal with severe cultural shock, differing mindsets and cryptids intent on creating much human pulled pork. This is an action-filled urban fantasy that combine the action of Bureau 13 with Piazza's Mage Hunters SWAT with Correia's MHI with a surprisingly romantic love story. I'm looking forward to seeing if Bruce and Vee will be able to pull off cohabiting without killing eac ...more
Jun 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ace + Ace = a pair and what a pair it is! Both are equally passionate about their life’s callings. Bruce, the consummate chef who suffers no dissent when his menu is challenged. Vee, protector extraordinaire of her Company’s secrecy and its mission: to protect anyone or anything threatened by their main target…cryptids in any shape or form. Mix these two together and sparks fly in more ways than one! I fell in love with both of them from the start.
Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great intro to a new series; really looking forward to the second installment!
Charie' Craig
Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Exciting twist on monster hunting

Action adventure at its sci-fi finest. Memorable characters and interesting new cryptids. Kill the beasts and grab a pizza fun action.

Nov 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: already-read
What do you get when you cross two very passionate and career minded individuals? Well, you get a great action adventure story!!! Vee and her team have a very important job, keep the civilians safe form the scary things. But, they were not ready for Bruce, he is an animal of a different kind. Once, they encounter each other the reader is in for a serious treat!!! The fireworks start and what a show the author has created for us. This book has strong and detailed characters. Once you start this b ...more
Jul 02, 2022 rated it really liked it
coordinated cryptid chaos?

what sort of scenarios bring together creatures from far away and exceptional settings?

precisely the sort of scenarios that brings crazy mad Bruce the non conformist chef together with a secret government group that is built around tactical families raised to fight unusual and exceptional creatures, and die if necessary.

intense drama, romance and family scenarios.
S.M. McCoy
Dec 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Hot, successful man that cooks with a serious asshole attitude and a sweet heart hidden underneath. Badass, caring commander of a secret agent group that saves civilians from the monsters that go bump at night... or even in the day! Combine those together and you have sparks flying with these intense, and engaging characters.
Warnings: strong language, violence, awesome sexual tension, and a craving to taste that homemade pudding! Maybe the author should be including a recipe extra with this one.
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Janet Walden-West lives in the Southeast with a pack of show dogs, a couple of kids, and a husband who didn’t read the fine print.

She pens inclusive Urban Fantasy and Contemporary and Paranormal Romance.

A PitchWars alum and Mentor and RWA Golden Heart finalist, she's the author of contemporary romance series, SALT + STILETTOS: South Beach Romances, and the paranormal Region Two Series.

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