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Maintaining his cover cost undercover cop Rick Gray the woman he loved. Sweet Ginny Bryson never really knew Rick-he never gave her the chance. Not then, and not now, when he's back with a new alias to gather evidence against Ginny's uncle. The man's crimes led to Rick's partner's death, and Rick wants justice to be served. But his investigation is stirring up trouble, and Ginny is smack-dab in the middle. Someone wants Ginny to pay the price for what her uncle has done. But how can Rick protect her without blowing his cover, jeopardizing his assignment.and risking both their lives?
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Review 1 for Deep Cover
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Is There Ever an Excuse for Telling a Lie?

Date:July 8, 2012
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Being the son of a cop, Rick Gray has grown up with a deep understanding that it is a job that requires heart and soul commitment.
This story takes on an unusual twist, in that the hero and heroine have actually met before. When they met before, Rick, found himself falling in love with Ginny Byson. Being on an undercover assignment, he did not explain who he really was - a mistake that comes back to haunt him, when this time he and Ginny meet again. Past suspicions arise when she hears that his name is now "Duke".
Rick has to fight a constant battle within himself. He cannot bring himself to tell Ginny the truth; as doing so may disrupt his latest mission. Then there is the constant question as to whether or not Ginny will be able to handle the truth, that her beloved Uncle is not what he appears to be - and Rick is the man to prove this.
This is my first book that I have read in the Love Inspired Suspense Series and my first book written by Sandra Orchard. I received a complimentary copy of this book earlier this year. I too kept on wanting to read a bit more. Maybe if just to see how the story would unravel, and how Ginny would react when she finds out that the man she is falling helplessly in love with, in a cop. I also found myself wondering just how far can the story go before the truth becomes known.
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Fighting for Justice

Date:April 5, 2012
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Rick Gray, aka Duke Black, is an undercover cop trying to bring down the man responsible for his partner’s fiery death. Little does he know that he will run into his old girlfriend in the process.
Ginny Bryson is the niece of Emile Laud, the man Duke is trying to catch and bring to justice, and Rick’s old girlfriend that he left fifteen months ago because he thought he needed to protect her. Little did he know the pain he caused when he walked out of her life so abruptly.
In Deep Cover, by Sandra Orchard, we are thrust into the dangers and mysteries of the undercover world of a cop and tossed into the middle of the love/hate relationship between Rick and Ginny. Despite all of Rick’s efforts to protect Ginny, she becomes caught up in the schemes of her uncle and is under suspicion of the police department.
Sandra’s story definitely intrigues you throughout the numerous plots, twists and dangers in the investigation. About the time you think you have the perpetrator identified, she tosses in another twist that throws you off-kilter. From the first page to the last, the action and suspense is palpable. Since I love the world of undercover cops, I was thoroughly engrossed in the details and circumstances.
Adding the romantic tension between Ginny and Rick was a fabulous way to not only expand the depth of the story, it brought out the true feelings and apprehensions of a touch-and-go romance. Does Rick’s involvement with Ginny blind him from seeing the necessary evidence in proper perspective? Sandra handles this aspect with the sensitivity of undercover operatives.
I enjoyed the characters of Ginny and Rick. Their relationship was so sensitive and yet abruptly harsh. Their faith is put to the test. Lori, Ginny’s sister, will capture your heart.
For a good romance-inspired suspense, be sure to pick up Sandra’s book!
This book was provided by the author, Sandra Orchard, in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
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Review 3 for Deep Cover
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A Keeper!

Date:March 4, 2012
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B Mace
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Very well written. The characters were well developed and the story line kept me guessing right up till the end! The romance between the two main characters left you wondering if they were ever going to learn to trust each other. A keeper!
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Is Deception Wrong?

Date:October 5, 2011
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Valerie
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Rick Gray gave up the love of his life 15 months ago when he didn't dare correct Ginny Bryson's misconception that he was a gang member instead of an undercover cop on assignment. He walked away, hurting, because the last thing he wanted to do was draw the gang's attention to a vulnerable, unsuspecting woman: vulnerable because of her connection to him.
Now posing as a construction foreman to gain evidence of the boss's previous insurance frauds, Rick finds that Ginny, the boss's niece, has been hired as the PR person on the current project, a group home for people with special needs. One of the new home's residents will be Ginny's younger sister.
Rick doesn't dare tip Ginny off as to the type of man he suspects her uncle is. In Rick's desire-drive-to protect her, he once again has to pretend to be someone he isn't. When Ginny unwittingly talks about how she could never marry a cop, he believes that the real Rick would never have a chance with her anyway.
But Ginny and her sister are in more danger than Rick at first suspected, and all the lies-or truths-in the world may not be enough to save them when trouble comes calling.
Deep Cover is the debut novel of Sandra Orchard, first in a series of undercover cop stories for Love Inspired Suspense, set in the Niagara, Ontario, Canada, area. Orchard did a great job with a believable story line and intertwining theme threads in the exploration of the morals of deception.
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Review 5 for Deep Cover
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Fast-paced, suspenseful, tender romance

Date:September 7, 2011
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Christine Lindsay
Location:British Columbia, Canada
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Deep Cover, Sandra Orchard’s debut novel, opens with the crack of a wooden beam and the hero, Rick Gray, dropping ten feet to the floor. The story continues with the fast pace of a bullet, only slowing down for some really sweet and tender romance. I highly recommend this debut novel. This contemporary suspense has danger and romance, and a very believable plot twist that will keep you turning the pages.
Rick Gray can’t tell Ginny Bryson that he’s really an undercover cop and is acting as her uncle’s foreman only to reveal some nasty things about her family. Ginny wants to believe that Rick is an honest man, that he really cares about the group home they are building for the mentally challenged like her little sister, Lori. But Rick’s secrets keep coming between them, and she’s not sure who to trust, especially when she knows her family is far from perfect.
The author’s characters are beautifully written, so real. Good characters you will love, and villains you will hate.
An extremely enjoyable and fast read.
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Love in Disguise

Date:September 4, 2011
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Deep Cover by Sandra Orchard ISBN-978-0-373-44459-5
Rick Gray had met the love of his life, until his profession came between them. Fifteen months ago he had lost Ginny Bryson. Ginny left him believing he was a gang member and he did not stop her, it was safer for her not to be around him. Now his job brought him back into contact with her again. As Duke Black he was now a foreman for her Uncle Emile Laud, the man they hoped to prove was a killer. Rick is an undercover cop, and Ginny says she would never marry a cop.
Ginny Bryson is the new PR girl for her Uncle Emile. He is having a group home built and her sister Lori will be living there. With mom's drinking and now having cancer, Ginny is looking forward to having help with Lori. She loves her sister so much but her sister with her special needs can be trying. And Lori believe mom has started drinking again. The last thing she needed with everything else was to pull up to the home and see Rick Gray, the man she loved until she found out she did not know him at all. She did not want to see him or have him working on this home but even after he tells Uncle Emile he is a criminal and using an alias name to start over, her uncle wants him to stay.
Ginny starts having problems and threats and she believes Rick has brought it to her doorstep with his criminal past. After Rick's home is attacked he starts thinking Ginny could be right. He loves her but has promised his father that he would continue the battle to keep the bad guys off the street. Can Rick have the love of Ginny and keep his promise to his late father?
This is the first book in the Undercover Cop Series. The Second book, Shades of Truth, will be released in March of 2012. This will be Kim's story who is Ginny's best friend.
Book received through NetGalley for review.
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Review 7 for Deep Cover
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Great Debut Novel!

Date:August 26, 2011
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This debut novel doesn't read like a first. Deep Cover is a well-paced read packed full of action and suspense. Orchard's writing style is wonderfully easy to read. The words flow, sentences are fluid, conversations natural -- all the qualities of a polished product.
The suspense starts on the first page and doesn't stop until the last. The plot is well thought out with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes. By mid story I had an inkling of a suspect but no motive. I love a suspense that isn't predictable!
This is one of those clever Love Inspired Suspense reads that manages to find a good balance between romance and mystery/action. That's hard to do with a shorter word count and I love it when I find an author who has perfected the balance. It helps that Rick and Ginny have a past -- their attraction is palpable at the first meeting and just climbs from there. Unfortunately Ginny tries very hard to place mind over heart and that leads her to keep her distance from Rick. He, on the other hand, can't stop thinking about her even though he knows the circumstances of their second meeting are as complex as their first. Throw in a bit of doubt, Ginny's penchant for jumping to conclusions and making fast judgements and Rick's feelings of not being good enough and -- well, let's just say this story packs an emotional punch.
A great debut novel that will steal your breath away!
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