Dee Henderson
Bethany House

When asked what he does for a living, Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: "I'm in the navy."

But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping its crew trained and focused during 90-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and carries it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating in the Pacific Rim, the navy is glad to have him.

Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, pretty, and very smart. She's a civilian, but she understands life in the navy. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.

Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. But a breakup she didn't see coming has her focusing all her attention on what she does best--ocean science research. She's on the cusp of a breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop's perspective and help. Because what she's told the navy she's figured out is only the beginning. If she's right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter...

I haven't read Dee Henderson in forever. Back when I was first getting into Christian fiction I read (and really enjoyed) her O'Malley series, but it's been years since I've picked up one of her books, and I admit that Undetected made me wonder why I earth I haven't read one in so long.

I guess I really like her romance because this one really wasn't mushy. (Not that I liked everything about it- there was a love triangle and I hate those. Especially because both guys were really nice! And I have to say that once Mark realized he was in love with Gina, he seemed a little pushy and that annoyed me at times, especially  because I liked him so much at the beginning). Still, the romance was a lot different than a lot of contemporary romance I've read, especially because there was a larger-than-usual age gap between the characters. I liked a lot of the bones of the story, it's just that there were some twists and elements that I didn't care for.

Though as I said, I enjoyed this book, there were some things aside from what I mentioned above that curbed my enjoyment. Mainly because despite being labeled as a romantic suspense, there was almost no suspense at all. At least 50% of the book seemed to be about their jobs, and it's certainly not that their jobs weren't interesting...but that's not what I really wanted to read about.

I sort of wish I could combine this book with the last romantic suspense I read- I liked the edge of your seat feel from that one, but I liked the characters and relationships better in this one.

Overall, though Undetected wasn't my favorite, it's gotten me interested in reading (or perhaps re-reading!) more books by this author.

Rating: 7

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Can you guys do a review on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak? I would love to see what you guys have to say about it!


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