Published by Hocus Pocus Publishing on January 26, 2021
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She can’t work with him.
They’ve been partners for less than a week, and Roman Smith (if that even was his real last name!) is already driving Harper Crane absolutely insane. His list of faults is a mile long. Roman is secretive, controlling, and far too sexy. Okay, the sexiness doesn’t matter. It can’t matter. What matters is that Roman never listens to orders, he is far too quiet and intense, and Harper is pretty sure that he is up to some seriously shady side business.
He isn’t supposed to want his new training partner.
Roman has spent his life in the darkness. He is far too well acquainted with evil, and working at Wilde? Well, joining the security and protection firm is supposed to be the first step to turning things around in his world. The first step to becoming someone new. But some habits are hard to shake. And Roman knows that his way too beautiful trainer, Harper, is already suspicious of him. Yeah, so…she is right to be suspicious. Until recently, he has been the bad guy in the story. His list of past deeds could give anyone nightmares. Too bad he only wants to give Harper sweet dreams.
Trouble has followed Roman.
Roman has some unfinished business from his past—in the form of deadly enemies—who have tracked him. And now those enemies have gotten the wrong idea about Harper. (Probably because Roman couldn’t keep his hands off her on a case.) They think she is Roman’s lover. They think they can use her in order to get to him. They are about to make the worst mistake of their lives.
When Roman’s enemies kidnap Harper, he drops the good guy role.
Roman races to rescue her—and they are thrown together in close confines. Intimately close. In order to fight the enemies closing in, Harper and Roman have to trust each other. They have to work together. Stay together. Except the longer they are together, the more Roman realizes just how much he wants the fiery Harper. And soon…Roman can’t imagine his life without her.
Can a reformed bad guy get a chance at happily ever after? Maybe. If things get Wilde enough…
Author’s note: The badder they are, the harder they fall. And Roman is about to fall…HARD. His training partner blindsides him from the very beginning. Bad guys aren’t supposed to believe in love at first sight, and, hell, Roman doesn’t even believe in love at all.
But…then Harper barrels into his life.
When she’s threatened, he will do anything and everything necessary to assure her safety.
And as for Harper, if she gives him the chance, he will prove to her that even bad guys can be good…at least, with the right person.
The Wilde crew is back. Buckle up and get ready for hot times, danger, and a whole lot of surprises.
In this Wilde Ways installment, Roman is now working for Erik Wilde. But since his past is a big secret, his new partner doesn’t know anything about his skills. In fact, she’s been told he’s a distant relative that Erik had to hire. However, she’s pretty quick and realizes he’s got some training and isn’t being forthcoming. But he also isn’t inept, so she’s doing her best to train him. But for Roman? Every situation he’s in with Harper involves him taking charge to keep her safe. In her view, that means he doesn’t follow orders.
But Erik won’t give her a new partner. He wants her with Roman.
Roman Smith is the son of a truly bad person. He grew up in a bad situation, the son of a Russian mafia boss. He’s not his father. But he isn’t exactly a good guy either. Ms. Eden excels in writing those types of heroes, and I love each and every one of them. Roman is tough, sexy, broody, and can handle any situation. It’s seriously sexy.
Harper is competent and smart. I love heroines who also know how to handle themselves and the situations that pop up. That’s why I love seeing two agents fall in love. At first, they aren’t working out as partners since Roman keeps trying to protect Harper and jump in front of bullets for her. She isn’t having that. She is the senior agent, and he’s still in his probationary period. He should be listening to her. And yet…he still keeps taking over. This drives Harper crazy.
But then someone from Roman’s past pops back up in his life and his and Harper’s case turns south. Roman will do anything to protect Harper…except let her in. He doesn’t want her to see the darkness inside of him. But Harper sees far more than darkness. She sees light. Goodness. A man she could love.
The sexiness is off the charts in this book, and I love these two together. They are a strong and capable couple that works well together, and I loved seeing them in action. The ending was a surprise to me, I don’t think I’ve ever read an ending like that before and it works! I can’t wait for the next Wilde Ways book, and I really loved the bit of a teaser at the end. This author writes fantastic Romantic Suspenses, and I would drop everything to read one of her books. This series is fantastic, and if you haven’t read it yet, the first book is free right now. Grab Protecting Piper on Amazon here.
***ARC courtesy of the author via Netgalley