Bodyguard Eddie Dever always has a wisecrack at the ready so no one will guess the painful past he keeps under wraps. Until the younger brother he abandoned gets scooped up by the FBI on murder charges, that is. Clearing Leo’s name is the first step on Eddie’s path to redemption – if he can get past the ice queen FBI agent in charge of the task force connected to the case.
Special Agent Hannah Malone is laser focused on putting the crime boss responsible for her brother’s death behind bars, even if that means informant Leo Dever becomes a casualty. Telling Eddie a few lies, stretching a couple truths, and misleading the one man willing to help her . . . well, it’s a small price to pay for justice.
But things get sticky when the two go undercover as Mr. and Mrs. and the pretense starts to feel all too real. Unfortunately, both Eddie and Hannah have one more surprise up their sleeves that can blow the lid off of more than a crime boss’s enterprise.
Can they find a way to trust before they take the job too far?
Review: Eddie is the typical macho hero, quick with a snappy comeback and the flashy smile to back it up. He’s a tech guru but not even close to being a nerd. What I really liked about Eddie was his use of terms of endearment with Hannah – Starburst, Kit Kat, Milky Way – a different type of candy each time. I thought that was cute and sweet (pun intended).
Hannah was also the typical heroine – blonde and beautiful with brains. She has the pain of losing her brother which guides her vengeance but it seems that without that there’s nothing to her. However, as the story goes along, more of Hannah emerges making her more human.
The story is interesting, the writing is good, and the characters hold up. This is a great book to curl up with when you’re looking for more than a simple romance but not so much that you’re overwhelmed with plot and sub-characters. With a bit of intrigue and a few thrills (not to mention hot sex), I was glued to the pages.