From review site Random Reading... and More: After a weekend where I feel like I didn’t really feel like doing much of anything, I finished reading the third novel in MC Lee’s “The Center” series, Like I Know Jack.
This time, Jack has been specifically requested by Special Agent Anna Baxter, who readers met in the second book, for the mission. Jack is to go undercover as Jack Cole and get close to Conner White, a high school student who has ties to a drug ring headed by Gregor Slovik. But before he is signed off for the mission by his “family” at The Center, he is asked to give account of his feelings for and relationship with Leo McCormack as part of a yearly psych evaluation.
It will come as no surprise to those who have read the first two books in Lee’s series that Jack sometimes gets a little too close to the targets in his missions. As a result, Jack – with the secret agent’s knowledge – changes up things a bit before the conclusion of the mission.
If I sound reluctant to get into details of Jack’s mission or his relationship with handler Sean, Special Agent Baxter, and potential boyfriend Leo, it’s not that I don’t want to share these things. It’s because the books – even with the (what I think is) boring stuff like mission prep – are a great way to spend an afternoon or two reading.
One thing I will add: I was beginning to wonder if Jack was ever going to find out anything about his parents. Are they really dead? Are they alive and he’ll run into them on one of his missions? I don’t know, but I think it’s great that the author is finally beginning to part with some details . . . like’s Jack’s real name – or is it?
A fourth book is forthcoming in the series. Now is the time for readers to get caught up or to start reading the series, which continues to get better and better.
Rating: 4 Stars
See the full review here.