Hidden Comrade (Project Morpheus Book 2) by Jillian David
Pele Tuitama’s Morpheus Squad mission infiltrating a Smoky Mountain children’s camp is FUBAR. He might be a virally-enhanced military experiment, but augmented abilities won’t help him protect Reagan McNeill, the most unsecure-able target imaginable. Sweet Reagan’s kisses and the possibility of a future he should never consider, distracts his laser focus. If Pele can’t keep Reagan safe from an evil adversary bent on revenge against the entire McNeill family, then Reagan will die.
After a nasty breakup, Reagan doesn’t trust any man—or herself. Enter handsome Pele, the world’s worst camp counselor. She doesn’t believe his story or his motives. When overly-protective Pele draws her close and then rejects her, Reagan is finished with games. Then the truth she learns rips open recently-healed emotional wounds.
In order to escape through the mountains, Pele must share his deadliest secret. To have a chance at their future, they must reveal their demons and pray for acceptance … and survival.
Publication Date 20/1/2023
This is the second book in the Morpheus Squad series, and I would suggest that before reading this one you read book one.
Reading the first one although not absolutely necessary, will give you a better understanding of this book.
I’d read the first book (which is great by the way) I did wonder where the next book would take us….. and let me tell you it’s a bumpy ride!
Reagan is Kiera’s older sister. (She’s the main female character from the first book) And as a whole the family have suffered terribly (what with the loss of their mother and the death of their brother, which was explained in book one.)
Reagan has also had to deal with her abusive ex-fiance. She’d been with him for two years, she’s struggled to find herself, but slowly she’s getting there. But still has moments of self doubt.
Pele’s job/assignment is to protect Reagan.
It’s not going to easy as she works outdoors in the mountains at an educational camp for children. In the short space of time, he’s set up cameras to keep an eye on her.
But plans won’t go correctly if the subject is Reagan!
Reagan doesn’t trust the new camp councillor, he just doesn’t fit in! But he is easy on the eye. 😉 nether the less, she’s not interested in a new relationship, she just wants to concentrate on helping the kids.
The back and forwards between Pele and Reagan will have you laughing one minute then wanting to shake either character in the next.
Although a slow burn romance, it doesn’t lack for action/betrayal and mystery. Pele does try my patience, it’s a push and pull with him, he wants her, but he doesn’t think he deserves her.
And when they finally decide to try at a relationship, a secret comes along and blows Reagan’s shaky confidence. Can they really move forward and leave the past behind?
I’d have to say I liked the first book more than this one. But I can’t wait to read the next book.