This is the first opportunity I've had to read Incy Black, or any author from the UK which has not been edited for an American audience. It was refreshing as much as the differences were distracting.
The premise is unusual and I hoped to find another go to author of which I would purchase their books no matter what, but this is not the case. Although there is tension between Dr. Angel Treherne and Special Agent Will Berwick, the heat and connection wasn't quite there for me. The Author did something I'd never have done which is to put a former cutter (Dr. Treherne) and made her a therapist. Goes back to takes one to know one. Great idea.
However, there are other things which just didn't play well in my head. I couldn't envision the underground tunnels wherein Angel and Will followed her brother, although the description of the lair gave me chills. For these inconsistencies, including lack of connection between leading characters, I find I have to rate Hard To Protect 3 feathers.
Some Black Op missions are too dark—even for him.
Volcanic hot and ambitious Special Agent Will Berwick doesn’t give a damn what his orders are, he’s not taking the enemy—the lovely, but arctic Dr. Angel Treherne—to bed. Nor will she die on his watch, most certainly not by his hand. Oh, he’ll root out her secrets. But his own way—teaching her a much-deserved lesson while he’s at it: that no one messes with his career plan just because they’re a little peeved with him.
Caught up in a tangled web of deceit and betrayal, psychotherapist Angel trusts no one—certainly not alpha-cocky, cunning Will Berwick. First he’s hostile, then he’s charming, now he wants to protect her? Why? What’s he hiding? With her life—and heart—on the line, she needs to know.
With the risks high and personal, can Will and Angel agree the dangerous choices they must make?
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To escape the frenzy of three children aged under 4 years, two mad dogs and four very odd cats, Incy Black committed to a law degree (University College, London), first to piss off those who said she didn’t stand a chance, and second, because she’s never learned to walk a hill when there are mountains to be climbed.
When not fighting injustice and righting wrongs on ‘Planet Incy’ via her love of writing romantic action adventures, she works as a Marketing Director…also cook, cleaner and homemaker.
Living in the UK’s West Country, her (now five) children are well versed in what scares her (most things) and delight in pushing her neurotic buttons—at their peril.
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