For as long as she could remember, Becca dreamed of a dominant man to take her in hand, and Zac, the handsome Marine she met at her sister's wedding, filled the role with aplomb ... for a weekend. Then the fling cane to an end, Zac went off to war and died for his country, and Becca learned she carried a child who would be born without a father.
Seven years later, the now thirty-two year old Becca has done her best to move on and forget about Zac ... until the day she walks into her kitchen to find the man she believed she would never see again locked in mortal combat with her son's nanny, and realises everything she thought she knew about Zac was a lie.
Like all Black Ops agents, Zac doesn't exist in any government record. His life is a series of deadly missions, and relationships of any kind are unsanctioned. But he keeps one secret. He watches over Becca, the beautiful daughter of a rogue agent, and Parker, the six-year-old boy he fathered that fateful weekend. When he spots a known assassin in their apartment posing as a nanny, he's forecd to reveal himself and take them to safety ... whether Becca like it or not.
A fairly decent story with a black-ops operative. There is a paranormal element which creates the father-son relationship but it's a bit too over the top.
The whole essence of the story was really a miss for me as yet again the woman is someone with little or no morals you would probably do what the female lead did in this book. However, any girl with a moral compass wouldn’t but hay this is fiction, after all. Plus for being an educated woman (she is a teacher after all of which we are constantly reminded) she does do some pretty stupid things which left me thinking ‘what were you thinking!'
There is no real back and forth between the couple, or the usual getting to know each other. All the drama in this novel comes from outside influences, some of which are seriously far-fetched. Plus she forgives him for his misdemeanour way too quickly for my liking.
The main kink in this book is spanking which rather surprised me to be honest. There was also a touch of domestic discipline. Some of the scenes were hot and steamy but there was one part of the novel that could have been oh so much more instead of what it was (quite a let-down really). In short this novel seemed all too contrived and quick. And with such formulaic books there is as always the typical HEA ending.
This book is different from normal erotic romances and not what I was expecting. Given what I said above it did keep me reading to the end. Will I read another on Mss Rose’s books? That I am not sure about but why not give it a go and decide for yourself.
Full Disclosure: ARC received from Netgalley for an honest review.
I rated this 3 stars on Netgalley and 'it was OK' on Good reads (2 stars) and Amazon (3 stars).