Spy by Night by Jordan McCollum is a prequel novel to her other Spy series books, all of which should immediately go on your 'To Read' list, if you haven't read them yet. If you haven't read them, then do read them in the order the story follows rather than the pub dates to enjoy the story in order.
I've been reading her Spy novels and novellas as they come out. I'd like to go back and read them in story order.
Spy by Night is the story of how Talia and Danny become a couple. It is on par with the rest of the Spy series. Lots of emotional depth, foreign flavor, and relationship baggage to overcome, all while keeping their virtue intact and moving past their pasts.
Ms. McCollum shows her ability to tug the characters heart strings and keep an endless tug of war going between them on and off the page. I especially enjoyed reading chapters from each character's point of view to gain better insight to their emotions and motivations.
It's a fast read, well-crafted, clean, and well researched read. Pick it up and enjoy!
Mom's note: kissing, but no French kissing or anything beyond.
After watching her parents’ marriage crash and burn, CIA operative Talia Reynolds doesn’t believe in “happily ever afters.” Besides, her job entails eighty-hour weeks, juggling a dozen covers and disguises, and tracking down a dangerous Russian spy ring. She hardly has time for romantic entanglements, even if she could let her guard down enough to get close to anyone. But all the rules she lives by could be broken when she meets aerospace engineer Danny Fluker.
Danny moved to Canada for a great job — and a chance to start over after a bad breakup. Dating definitely isn’t in his plans . . . until beautiful and enigmatic Talia throws a perfect storm right in his flight path. When he catches a glimpse of the real woman behind her façade, he has to get to know her better.
Talia has to find a Russian spymaster before he figures out she’s not who she claims, and failing to keep her two lives separate in the process could mean the death of more than just her budding relationship. Danny has to decide if a future with Talia — and facing the past — is worth the risk of getting hurt again. If they can break through the barriers keeping them apart (and avoid a major international catastrophe), they just might have a chance at being happy together.