Will their double lives deceive their hearts?
The Secret Service’s number one cyber asset, Special Agent Ben Segar, has a reputation for playing it straight... until a top-secret assignment has him cozying up to an enigmatic beauty from his past – his runaway prom date. Now, he’s willing to break a few rules to even the score, including unmasking a potential traitor, which would make his revenge even sweeter.
Photographer Quinn Darby was born into the spy game. When her life is threatened, she turns to the one man she knows she can trust, but Ben is no longer the mild-mannered lab partner she once loved. Instead, he’s a full-grown, alpha-man whose appeal is even more irresistible. She’s vowed to never again deceive him, but to protect him, she must keep her double life a secret.
Soon, Quinn and Ben are embroiled in a cat-and-mouse game with the enemy – and each other. As the case intensifies, so does the heat between them. Will the greatest casualties be their hearts?
Secrets, lies, romance and suspense made this a hard book to put down.
When Secret Service agent Ben Segar is reunited with the girl who broke his heart in high school, Quinn Darby, he had no idea she was now a British Intelligence agent and they were both looking for the same thing, a micro card containing a list of agents who worked for the Phoenix, a legendary spymaster.
Ben and Quinn end up working together, but there is still a lot of mistrust and unresolved feelings between them making their job a little more challenging. It was fun to see them work together against the bad guys, but it was also fun seeing how they learned to love and trust again.
The author did a great job creating characters that I wanted to know more about and an entertaining story that had a lot of twists and turns making it hard to figure out how it would end. I like unpredictability in this genre and this book didn’t disappoint. Even though it is part of a series, I feel it can be read as a stand-alone.