Enemy Husband (Silhouette Intimate Moments #1402)

Enemy Husband (Silhouette Intimate Moments #1402)

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by Nina Bruhns
     
 

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She was a trained thief for the FBI. He was in charge of the FBI's elite ANSIR squad, responsible for preventing the theft of top secret government assets. Bitter enemies within the Bureau, Special Agents Kansas Hawthorne and Stewart Rio weren't prepared for their next mission: to pose as married crooks in order to steal a deadly nuclear trigger. But acting in

Overview

She was a trained thief for the FBI. He was in charge of the FBI's elite ANSIR squad, responsible for preventing the theft of top secret government assets. Bitter enemies within the Bureau, Special Agents Kansas Hawthorne and Stewart Rio weren't prepared for their next mission: to pose as married crooks in order to steal a deadly nuclear trigger. But acting in love could prove to be mission possible when the passion between them starts feeling all too real....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780373274727
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Silhouette Intimate Moments Series, #1402
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Nina Bruhns credits her gypsy great-grandfather for her love of adventure. She has lived and traveled all over the world, including a six-year stint in Sweden. She has been on scientific expeditions from California to Spain to Egypt and the Sudan, and has two graduate degrees in Archaeology (with a specialty in Egyptology). She speaks four languages and writes hieroglyphics!

But Nina's first love has always been writing. For her, writing for Silhouette Books is the ultimate adventure. Drawing on her many experiences gives her stories a colorful dimension and allows her to create settings and characters that are out of the ordinary. Two of her books won the prestigious Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. She also has written two bestselling novels under a pseudonym, Nikita Black.

A native of Canada, Nina grew up in California and just moved to Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband and three children. Expect some scorching southern settings in her novels in the near future!

Nina loves to hear from readers, and can be reached at P.O. Box 746, Ladson, SC 29456-0746, or by email at Nina@NinaBruhns.com. She invites readers to visit her two web sites: www.NinaBruhns.com and www.NikitaBlack.com.

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Enemy Husband (Silhouette Intimate Moments #1402) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories like these in which the Hero and Heroine are rivals in their work. And this is true of Kansas/Sass and Rio. Sass is a rookie FBI Agent but she is the best at stealing things for the FBI. She has also won the trophy for a contest of sorts between her and the squad that Rio is in charge of. Both are good looking and never date other agents. Sass never works with partners and Rio hates thieves because of a past incident related to the death of his father. Nonetheless, Rio and Sass must work together, closer than the normal partner work because they will have to go undercover as the married couple Rafe and Gun. Sass and Rio were great together. I loved how they teased each other especially. It was nice seeing them begin to trust one another and start realizing their feelings for each other. Rio was more confident in their relationship working out after their undercover work was over. Sass wasn’t. She believed that she is a jinx because of the things that have happened with her family. It did become a little annoying when she always brought that up but I liked that this reason was chosen as one of the conflicts between them because even though jinx seems like a very trivial, crazy reason, people actually think like that in the real world. There was a little unbalance between the actual undercover work and their romance. For a large part of the book it seemed like there was less action more of them having to “act” like a married couple. There seemed to be less danger than is found in these books, maybe because Dawson and the other visitors weren’t given lengthy parts or lengthy dialogue. I was really glad that the author didn’t have Sass get stuck at the end in their host, Dawson’s, bedroom at the end when she goes to steal the trigger that they have come for. Usually in these forced to be couples undercover type books, the heroine goes to search the villain’s room and either has to pretend like she will share a night with him or gets caught and is almost forced by the villain on the bed and the Hero has to come save her. Dawson in this case had a bed with all kinds of equipment attached to it for those kinds of purposes but she is not found in that position which was a positive for me. There was one incorrect information in the pronunciation of the name Gun. Gun is described as being pronounced as Poon in Punjab. Punjab is actually pronounced just as it is written, pun, with less emphasis on the letters p and n with n almost but not really being silent. Overall, good book. I liked how Sass’s and Rio’s lives converge at the end and how caring and sweet Rio becomes towards Sass throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kansas 'Sass' Hawthorne is a highly trained, professional thief who works for the FBI. Sass works alone, and she likes it that way. Her past plays a large part in her preference for solitary missions. Her mother and sister died in an explosion when she was growing up, and her father has been in jail for years. She refuses to risk losing anyone else. What¿s her solution? Sass won't let anyone get close - not professionally, and not personally. She makes a partial exception for Jules Mannheim. He¿s not just her boss he¿s the man who took her in when she lost everyone else in her life. Now Jules is asking her to make another exception. He wants her to go undercover with another agent.----- Stewart Rio also works for the FBI, although he's not in the same division as Sass. Intellectually, he knows that agents like Special Agent Hawthorne play important roles in the agency, but he has a strong aversion to thieves. And now his boss wants him to work with one? Stewart has been in charge of the Miles Dawson case for a long time. His team has worked hard, and he doesn't want some special agent from Covert Ops to waltz in and take over his case. Especially not Kansas Hawthorne! Stewart is a by-the-book kind of agent. He doesn't need to work with a maverick like Sass.-----Sass isn't any happier about the prospect of working with stuffy, unimaginative Stewart Rio. She plans each mission in excruciating detail. She goes in, meets her objective, and gets out. A partner throws in too many variables, and Sass doesn't like unknowns. But the Miles Dawson case is too important for either agent to take lightly. It will be dangerous and it will be difficult, but going deep undercover together is their best chance to take him down. Sass and Stewart are posing as a married couple and their cover has to be impenetrable. There will be no privacy. On the plus side, there¿s no need to fake the chemistry between them. But will their act be convincing enough to keep them alive? Will they find the evidence they need to put Miles Dawson away permanently? And what will happen between them when their mission is complete?-----ENEMY HUSBAND is the kind of story that really gets your adrenaline flowing. It's action packed and sizzling hot, with some intensely emotional moments. Stewart and Sass both have plenty of reasons to want to take Miles Dawson down for good and some of them are personal. Both can trace traumatic events that were turning points in their lives back to this one despicable man. I hoped they would not only end his reign of terror, but also recover from the damage he caused in both of their lives and emerge stronger than ever. I also hoped they would learn to love and trust again. Most of all, I hoped they wouldn¿t simply go their separate ways once the assignment was complete. Very highly recommended!