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Published by Entangled Publishing on November 14th 2016
Genres: Romance, Crime
Format: eBook, Paperback
Buy on: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks
By-the-book secret agent Lucas Bendtsen will do anything to keep his country safe—even if that means blackmailing the stepdaughter of a notorious mobster who is about to sell guns to a group of terrorists. The plan? He'll pose as her fiancé in order to access her stepfather's guarded compound and find out the location of the arms deal. The problem? Despite her reputation as a heartless femme fatale, Ruby Macintosh is not at all what she seems.
Only a fool would double-cross the Organization, but Ruby doesn't have any choice—not if she's going to save her brother and mother from her stepfather. So she places her life in the hands of a man who turns her on as much as he ticks her off…
The fake engagement may be the beginning of a high-stakes game of subterfuge, but when their hearts get involved, Lucas has to decide whether to break the rules or break Ruby's heart.
Her Enemy Protector is the latest Avery Flynn romance, and part of the Tempt Me series. The story centers around secret agent Lucas Bendtsen, who will do anything for his country. Including blackmailing a local mob bosses stepdaughter into a fake engagement so he can get the goods on dear old dad, and put him away once and for all. That’s the plan, but when do plans ever go off without a hitch? Lucas Bendtsen is about to discover that even the best laid plans can go awry.
I thought this premise was cute, though far-fetched. Both Lucas and Ruby were fun characters, and I kept rooting for them to wind up together. I liked the undercover plan, but doubted it was foolproof. Watching these two character play cloak and dagger while fighting their attraction made for an easy read, and the high stakes added some tension to the story. Though the book wasn’t chockfull of sexy times, the few scenes the novel did have were pretty streamy and graphic.
I feel Her Enemy Protector makes a great, quick read. It’s light, fun, and full of heat. Not only that, but Flynn doesn’t drag out anything unnecessarily. Having said that, this novel is a case of insta-love, but I found it to be cute and endearing. However, if I were to put a check in the minus column, it would be for the ending. The ending was too abrupt, and unrealistic to stop my eyes from nearly rolling out of their sockets. I could have done without that ending, even if the book was even shorter, as it almost ruined the book for me. Overall, though, the book was fun and still one I’d recommend for lovers of romance.