Summary: FBI Special Agent Carlos Perez is undercover on a cruise ship, working to find and stop criminals targeting gay passengers. He’ll only get one chance to crack this case, so he has to stay on task. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem for the experienced agent, but normally, he wouldn’t be falling in love on the job.
When Stuart “Red” Redmond takes a last-minute vacation over Easter, he’s thrilled to find his sexy coffeehouse regular on the same cruise. For months he’s been hoping that Carlos would ask him out, but both of them have been too busy working. What better time to have a first date than on a cruise?
What should’ve been smooth sailing on both work and relationship fronts turns to rough waters. Red knows Carlos well enough to poke holes in his cover, and while Carlos trusts Red to keep it under wraps, that knowledge puts him in danger. Then a mysterious Sundae’s Easter basket appears in Carlos’s suite. Are the criminals onto him or is something much stranger in play?
Review: Carlos Perez is a FBI agent working undercover on a cruise ship to find and stop the criminal that is targeting gay passengers. Carlos is a professional so when he meets Red he is blown away by the connection. Carlos has had a crush on the owner of the local coffee shop.
Stuart “Red” Redmond is an owner of a coffee shop who takes a last minute vacation on the same cruise as Carlos. Red comes by his nickname honestly. He has red hair. Red is a smart man who notices how the story that Carlos tries to give him before being honest was just a story.
The chemistry between Red and Carlos is blistering. The sex scenes were blistering. I loved that no matter how Carlos tried not to tell Red who he was and why he was on the cruise it still came out.
Undercover Cruising is the first book in the Eostre’s Baskets series by Cheryl Dragon. I found this book well written. The main and secondary characters were interesting and realistic. I loved how nothing went as planned (kind of like life). Overall, this was a great book. I will be keeping an eye out for more by this author.