Book Reviews

Out of Control (Black Dragons Inc. 1) by Cindy Dees at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Agents/Spies / Military/Former Military / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by nakin1978 on 16-February-2021

Book Blurb

Hot SEAL. Hot spy. Hot reunion. Can they work together to find a notorious terrorist without killing each other first?


When SEAL Spencer Newman accepts a dangerous mission to bring in CIA agent Drago Thorpe—the only man he’s ever loved—he expects things to get FUBAR. He doesn’t expect Drago to convince him to go rogue too.


Drago regrets ending their torrid affair by pressuring Spencer to acknowledge their relationship publicly, and he wants a second chance. It’s always been a challenge to get the uptight SEAL to break the rules, but to eliminate a supposedly dead terrorist, they’ll need to operate outside the law. Tension heats up as they track their target, but can they find him before their attraction explodes out of control?


Book Review

Oh my, this book was so amazing, I cannot even express just how much I enjoyed this read. It contains a forbidden love affair between a CIA agent and a Navy Seal, danger, mystery, action, betrayal, and so much more. If you are looking for a book that will grab your attention from the very beginning and not let it go through the whole thing, well this one is the one you are looking for.


Spencer is a Navy Seal. He takes his job so seriously that he has denied a huge part of himself, he is gay. But with being a Seal, Spencer will not let that information get out because he is not willing to put his job in jeopardy. Besides, there is only one other person who knows his truth and he has not seen Drago in ten years. 


Drago is a CIA agent. Not only is he good at his job, he would say he is one of the best. The past few years Drago has been trying to track down the man who singlehandedly changed his life, Hamza. Ten years ago, Drago and Spencer were assigned to work together and keep track of Hamza and the terrorist group that Hamza worked with. Though Drago and Spencer were never to get involved on a personal level, they did and sadly the biggest failure in both men’s career happened because of it. 


Now years later, Drago is closing in on Hamza even though he is supposed to be dead, but while this is happening, something else has happened as well and has now put Drago and his career at risk. Someone is setting him up for a murder he did not commit and the CIA is sending someone out to try to bring him in. 


When Spencer is assigned the task of tracking down Drago and bringing Drago back to the US to the CIA, he knows this is not going to be easy. Not only is Drago one of the best agents in the field, but there is also the issue of unresolved feelings between these two men. This is definitely not going to be an easy job.


What will happen when Spencer catches up to Drago and Drago is able to show proof that he is being set up? Will Spencer help him prove his innocence or will he continue to do his job and go against the only man he has ever loved?


This book was so good! I honestly cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out! I will be waiting impatiently for it!





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 225 pages/77390 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-December-2020
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback
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