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.
entertaining read that can be read as a standalone
Lucas and Ruby seem complete opposites on paper, but as they are forced to spend time together on as part of Lucas' mission, they both discover there is more than meets the eye. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry is great and their close proximity along with the danger they are in makes the insta-love real for me. There is a lot going on in the story and there were some things that seemed like they were mistakes, but that may be because I was reading an ARC. Overall an entertaining read that can be read as a standalone.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.
Her Enemy Protector by Avery Flynn is an enemies to lovers story. Lucas Bendtsen is a by the book secret agent who will do anything to keep his country, and queen, safe. It doesn’t matter what he has to do to stop a notorious mobster from selling guns to a group of terrorists. By posing as the fiancé of the mobster’s stepdaughter, Lucas can gain access to the guarded compound and hopefully discover the location and time of the arms deal.
Ruby Macintosh is not the femme fatale her reputation has led people to believe. She knows double-crossing the Organization is a fool’s errand which could lead to her death. Ruby is hopeful that placing her life in Lucas’ hands she will be able to save her brother and mother from her stepfather. The major problem is that Lucas turns her on almost as much as he angers her.
A fake engagement might be a way to distract everyone, but there is definite chemistry between these Lucas and Ruby. With their hearts getting involved Lucas needs to decide whether to break the rules or break Ruby’s heart.
I highly recommend this book to all readers as I truly enjoyed this book and had trouble putting it down. Ms. Flynn was able to keep this reader fascinated with wanting to see if Ruby and Lucas could find a way to make their relationship work and find their happy ever after with each other. All of the characters were well written, authentic and complex. This is the first book I read by Ms. Flynn and I know I will be reading more stories written by her.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Her Enemy Protector
Great story!! Lucas, the head of the Silver Knights, a security force that answers to the Queen & King of the fictional country of Elskov, needs to stop an illegal weapons sale by the worst crime boss in Europe. Ruby, the crime bosses step daughter is trying to get as far away from her criminal step-father as possible.. Needless to say, thing happen and they wind up working together against the man that is dangerous to both of them. This story was exciting with lots of twists, turns and surprises. It's also very steamy!! If your a reader who enjoys a well written story that has intrigue, secrets and steam, this is the book for you!!