Agent Zero: Region Two
by Janet Walden-West
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Pub Date 20 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 20 Sep 2022
He owns the spotlight, she lives in the shadows.
My only purpose? Keep lethal cryptids in check, and our Company existence secret.
Even a Company girl needs a night of karaoke and tequila sometimes, 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 like the perfect time to indulge my forbidden civilian fascination—especially the friends-with-benefits part. But the feelings he ignites threaten my oath and mission.
Damn right I’m the bad boy of the culinary world.
I live for the limelight, and the legions of #BruceTheBastard fans love my temper as much as my food. After stomping out of one high-profile gig, all I’m looking for are directions to my next. What I get is a giant Komodo Dragon-wannabe, and Vee Ramirez, the most infuriatingly irresistible woman to ever hit my radar.
Even if we survive the relentless monster on my trail, our future is toast unless I can convince Vee there’s more to life than the Company.
Trained from birth to defend humanity, the members of Company Alpha Cryptid Containment protect Region Two from creatures that shouldn't exist. But protecting their hearts? That's a different story.
"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....Overall, a great read for those who love urban fantasy."
Average rating from 11 members
Fun, exciting new series. A whole new take on paranormal. Vee and the team rescue a Bruce. There might be a few sparks going between Vee and Bruce. I won't spoil the fun. I found myself reading in strange places as I couldn't put the book down. Excited for the next installment.
This was a fast paced read for me. The setting was very expansive and vibrant, and our characters all had distinct personalities that gave a lot of life to the story.
I will definitely recommend this book to all.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Victory Editing NetGalley Co-Op for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is the beginning of a series. I found this book to be interesting. It is one of the most awkward love stories I have ever read. Two people with such diverse lives somehow click. They basically come from different worlds. I will read more by this author. Fresh, and different read. 3.5 stars
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 lay down her life for them or any human that comes face to face with something that they really should not have to face. But after a rare night out celebrating she has to rescue a drunk human from a fate worse than a quick death.
Bruce is a wunderkind in the kitchen but his people skills are sadly...lacking. He manages t fire himself from his last job and goes off to drown his sorrows. But before he can even tie one on, he gets ruffied by...something. Next thing he knows he's waking up at home and trying to make sense of what went on the night before. But the baddies have it in for Bruce and he's soon up to his neck in trouble of the supernatural kind.
Totally got immersed in this great new world. You do kind of see things from Bruce's perspective - he's really not keen on the way the company scoops up orphans to train or that families are essentially kept apart but he can't deny that they are needed. Vee is the kinda girl you want in your corner. She takes her job seriously but her team is her top priority. Bruce fits in quite nicely, taking on the kind or caretaker role. And, ahem, alone time with Vee is a total added benefit.
#BTB totally fits LOL
A fun urban fantasy with secret agents that fight cryptids.
This is a new take on the typical urban fantasy genre with human agents hunting cryptids instead of the secret culture of sentient beings. The book also dives into the topic of secret organizations. I also liked that the female main character is the badass and the male character is the grumpy civilian trying to figure it out. While both character made decisions that I disagreed with, their motivations and backgrounds made their choices and plot realistic. When the two disagree, it's easy to see both their perspectives. This book ends on a happy for now - with an implied cliffhanger because there are still lose ends to work through.
The book's general plot has a passing resemblance to Seanan McGuire's InCryptid series which really peaked my interest and while not the same as InCryptid books, this book is a great read, and I can't wait for more in this series.
SyFy from a whole new angle! Heroes Vee and Bruce are bright, colourful likeable characters. Both caught in a web of Cryptid violence, they are in for a shock and sparks will fly. There is far more to their relationship than monsters and battling their way through. In a world where some train to contain and kill and others to entertain, will they success, survive and find their middle ground? I loved this fast paced and very entertaining new twist on SyFy adventure!
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