With plenty of action, suspense, adventure, and a dash of romance, Facing the Enemy checks all the boxes if you enjoy romantic suspense. Author Paige Edwards has created some courageous and engaging characters and plopped them down in some precarious situations. Lady Elise Henderson, aka top M16 operative Elise Taylor, is recovering from a traumatic accident. Harry Benson is also a top operative who still loves Elise after meeting her many years before. When they are thrown together again, will the sparks still be there?
“All of us have a past. Who you are now if far more important than who you used to be.”
One of the messages of this book is that our past doesn’t define us, that people can and do change—hopefully, for the better. This is an enjoyable, suspenseful second-chance contemporary story that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.
I’ll admit that the cover threw me a little, as it has a more historical feel to it. It took me a few pages to realize that it’s actually a contemporary tale. I’m looking forward to more stories in this Roxbury Heirs series.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from Covenant Communications through Interviews and Reviews. All opinions are my own.
Lady Elise Henderson lives two separate lives. At home in Scotland, she’s the titled daughter of the Marquess of Roxbury, an heiress in her own right. In London, however, she’s Elise Taylor, a top MI6 operative for the “home office.” But when a devastating accident threatens to end her career, Elise is left with far too much time for self-reflection and the regret of a decision made long ago that features one man: fellow MI6 agent Harry Benson.
Harry Benson, the son of servants, has loved Elise for the better part of a decade. But life took them on separate journeys until their worlds converged once more. An immediate assignment to the Scottish Borders leaves Harry little time to make provisions for his small, rambunctious son, Sammy. Harry knows only one person he can rely on for the boy’s care—Elise. When Elise brings Sammy to her ancestral estate, she never imagines that a nemesis from her past looms in the shadows, hungry for revenge. Stalked at every turn, Elise and Harry discover that fighting their feelings for one another is futile, but can they survive long enough to get another shot at true love?
Covenant Communications, April 4, 2022
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