Beauty and the Beast? Nah…this isn’t some sweet fairy tale. FIGHTING FOR HER is about danger, action, and a whole lot of hot romance.
He’s been called a beast…and he likes the title.
Rick Williams is big, bad, and not someone you want to have as an enemy. As part of the elite Wilde protection team, his job is to kick butt and take names. Protecting and defending—that’s part of his package deal, but his cases don’t usually involve him protecting someone like her.
A crime princess with a body made for the sweetest sin.
Kathleen O’Shaughnessy is the daughter of an infamous mob boss. Her father made sure that she was locked away from the world so Kat didn’t exactly have easy street growing up. Now that her father is dead, she’s suddenly out on her own—and she’s the target of every enemy that her father made in his very long career.
Keep the princess alive. Keep his hands off her.
The government wants to use Kat as a witness to take down what’s left of her father’s organization. To do that, though, Kat has to stay alive. She’s not big into the whole witness protection scene. Boring guys in cheap suits aren’t her thing. Kat needs protection that’s a bit…Wilder. Good thing Rick is up for the challenge. One look at Kat, and her protection—and her pleasure—are at the top of his to-do list.
It’s not the beast that needs taming. It’s the princess.
There are seven days until the trial. Seven days in which Rick has to keep Kat at his side day and night. It should be an easy enough task…but when the bullets start flying and they have to go on the run, Rick finds out that the protected “princess” isn’t who he thought. Kat is about to wreck his world, and it’s gonna be one heck of a wild battle.
He’ll do whatever it takes…
He’ll fight hard and he’ll fight dirty to keep her alive. And he’ll also fight with every bit of his strength to win Kat’s heart. The beast is falling hard and fast…and his princess holds his battered heart in the palm of her hand.
Author’s Note: Are you up for a twisted and hot take on a wild fairytale? Rick might be a fierce beast, but when the man falls, he falls hard. Prepare for an alpha hero, dangerous fun, hot romance, and some bad guys that are on the scary side. FIGHTING FOR HER is a stand-alone read, no cliff-hangers.
4.25 stars-energetic, fast paced and intriguing
4.25 stars--FIGHTING FOR HER is the fifth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult WILDE WAYS romantic, suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Wilde Securities. This is Wilde Securities Agent Rick Williams, and mafia princess Kathleen ‘Kat’ O’Shaughnessy’s story line. FIGHTING FOR HER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty . Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.
Told from several third person perspectives including Rick and Kat FIGHTING FOR HER follows the protection and guardianship of Mafia princess Kathleen ‘Kat’ O’Shaughnessy. With her father’s dead, Kat O’Shaughnessy is set to testify against the mob but first there is the question as to the whereabouts of close to twenty million dollars. With a price tag on her head, Kat has been under the protection of the FBI but Kat’s numerous escapes finds her protection handed over to Wilde Securities. Enter Rick Williams, the man with whom Kat will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Rick and Kat, and the potential fall-out as several attempts against Kat’s life force our couple on the run.
Kat O’Shaughnessy has no idea as to where her father’s money has disappeared but someone or someone(s) are desperate to end our heroine’s life or at the very least uncover the whereabouts of twenty million dollars. Often times TSTL (too stupid to live) Kat struggles with the protection assigned to keep her safe. Falling for Rick Williams means placing the man in the direct line of fire, a man with whom Kat is secretly in love. Rick Williams doesn’t do relationships especially a relationship that can compromise his contract with Wilde Securities but several attempts against Rick and Kat’s life force Rick to stay close to our storyline heroine.
The relationship between Rick and Kat is one of immediate attraction but their personalities clash from the start. Rick views Kat as a spoiled Mafia princess, not knowing the extent to which Kat has suffered at the hands of the mob. Constantly on the run as their locations are compromised Rick and Kat fall towards their own happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting characters including Wilde Securities boss Eric Wilde; Wilde Security specialist Cole Vincent; FBI agents Bryan Brisk, Tom Wayne; Detective Layla Lopez; defense attorney Kendrick Shaw; and assassin James ‘Ghost’ Smith. The requisite evil has many faces but not everyone is who they appear to be.
FIGHTING FOR HER is a well written story of money, power and control; of betrayal, greed and vengeance; of falling in love and happily ever after. The premise is energetic, fast paced and intriguing; the romance is seductive and captivating; the characters are dynamic and charismatic.