Hearts Under Siege [NOOK Book]

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Hearts Under Siege by Natalie J. Damschroder Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves… Molly Byrnes has loved Brady forever. As his best friend and a de ...
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Overview


Hearts Under Siege by Natalie J. Damschroder Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves… Molly Byrnes has loved Brady forever. As his best friend and a de facto member of the Fitzpatrick family, she holds them together in their crushing grief. But as a member SIEGE’s ground team, she doesn't buy the official line about Brady’s brother’s “accidental” death and launches her own investigation—only to uncover a shocking secret that she and Brady must get to the bottom of before their target finds them.  Tangled emotions land them in bed together, opening Brady’s eyes to the incredible, fearless woman who’s been there for him all his life. But after a lifetime of disappointment, how can Molly trust the possibility of a future with him…or if they can count on any future at all?


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622664948
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/24/2014
  • Series: Entangled Ignite
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 291,928
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance—Love with a Shot of Adrenaline. She sold her first book in 1999, and 2014 will see the publication of her 17th novel. She grew up in Massachusetts and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she's not writing, revising, proofreading, or promoting her work, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters they've dubbed "the anti-teenagers," one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)
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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book.  The main characters are Brady and M

    I really enjoyed this book.  The main characters are Brady and Molly, two government agents.  It is presumed that Brady's brother Chris
    is dead.  There is even a funeral including Chris's parents and expectant wife.  Molly looks at the casket, and discovers that Chris's
    body isn't in there at all.  They also find out that Chris has a daughter.  The brothers are shot and the daughter kidnapped.  Molly and 
    Brady find out "who done it".  Molly and Brady fall in love.  Everyone is happy.  The author ties up loose ends nicely.

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  • Posted March 12, 2014

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    I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review A tal

    I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review

    A tale of 2 people who have grown up as friends, never knowing their feelings for one another. Throw in a mystery of who done it, with both parties in the mix. If that is the kind of stories that you like then I think you are going to enjoy Hearts Under Siege by Natalie Damschroder. I really enjoyed this book and will be looking at Natalie's new ones.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

    Brady Fitzpatrick ran away from his family. He was in love with

    Brady Fitzpatrick ran away from his family. He was in love with his sister-in-law, Jessica, and wanted her for his own. Now after a long estrangement, he has to go home. His forever friend, Molly Brynes, tracks him down and tells him that his brother is dead. Going home isn't easy. There are too many secrets and then there is Jessica. He works for a secret agency called SIEGE. What he didn't know is so did Chris and Molly. Was his brother murdered? Why such secrecy? This book is a combination of suspense, romance and heartbreak. It is a roller coaster ride of emotions. I loved the character of Molly. She is independent and tough but at the same time she is true to herself and those she loves. I want her to find love with Brady. She has loved him since they were children. The interwoven storylines merge with surprising results. The twists and turns never stop. This was a book that I couldn't put down. Natalie J. Damschroder has written a suspenseful story.

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

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    I'm not usually a fan of military style romance, but I love Nata

    I'm not usually a fan of military style romance, but I love Natalie Damschroder's other books and I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. SIEGE is a super secret spy agency - the type where the people working there don't even know who else is working there. Brady is out on assignment when news comes that his brother has died. No one can reach him but Molly, another agent of SIEGE and Brady's best friend from childhood. So the adventure starts with her tracking him down, but it doesn't stop there - something is odd about the death and they both set out to find out just what it is. 




    Hearts Under Siege is full of action, but throughout it all Brady is trying to come to grips with realizing that he might just be falling in love with Molly. There were a few times it was a little predictable, but in the end Natalie had a few surprises up her sleeve for me that I never saw coming. Both Molly and Brady were incredible characters. Their strengths and weaknesses complimented each other and neither of them was completely perfect, but very lovable in their imperfections. 




    The agency itself only came into play as a prop to get the story started and a few times to keep it moving in the right direction. It never overshadowed our characters but hummed along nicely in the background helping to hold the storyline together. 




    *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* 

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    What an amazing intense story!  It had so many twists and turns.

    What an amazing intense story!  It had so many twists and turns.  I loved everything about Brady and Molly.  Molly and Brady were such strong characters from the beginning.  I loved that they were best friends since an early age and knew each other better than anyone.  Molly was such a generous friend, always eager to give anything she had to Brady and his family.  But I loved how she was not a pushover as well.  Then there is Brady who left everything for a long time.  You could feel the pain in each character of the book over his departure. It was nice for him to finally get it, to open his eyes and see what he needed to see.




    This story was intense, not a lighthearted romance book.  But I loved it!  It had love, action, emotion, friendship and secrecy.  It kept me wanting to know what would happen next and holding my breath to find out.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    This book by Natalie Damschroder is an action packed thrilling a

    This book by Natalie Damschroder is an action packed thrilling adventure read.
    Brady Fitzpatrick works for SEIGE, an information gathering agency and it has kept him from his family and his best friend, Molly.  Now Brady finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves when his brother is killed during a foreign op.  Molly Burns has loved Brady forever and as his best friend and de facto member of the Fitzpatrick family she holds the family together during their crushing grief.  But as a SEIGE agent, she doesn’t buy the company line about Brady’s brother’s “accidental” death and launches her own investigation. The shocking secret that she uncovers makes her and Brady a target and now they have to get to their target before the target finds them.  When tangled emotions lands them in bed together, Brady’s eyes are finally opened, but will Molly be able to trust him after a lifetime of disappointment?
    This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with lots of action, suspense and romance.  The author brings the story and the characters to life with well written words and vivid imagery that capture the imagination and has the reader feeling as if they are part of the story.  The characters are strong and compelling, easily related to and grab the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go.
    The romance between Molly and Brady have a past history that seriously affects the present and the budding romance between them now is hindered by the bad guy who want them dead.  The author conveys the emotions, passions and personalities of these two very likable characters with intense details that have the reader becoming emotionally invested in their romantic adventure. Molly totally captures the heart and has the reader cheering her own when the clueless finally catches on.
    I was totally engrossed in this riveting story from beginning to end and the author kept me guessing with some surprises that I certainly didn’t see coming and the events took place at such a fast pace that I was kind of scared to blink afraid I might miss something. I wonder if she is going to write Dix’s story, I would love to hear more from him.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    This book is a great read. Molly and Brady story is an adventure

    This book is a great read. Molly and Brady story is an adventure that your not going to want to miss.

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Brady has stayed away from his family for years. He had his hear

    Brady has stayed away from his family for years. He had his heart broke and doesn't want to face the loss all the time so he stays busy working for SIEGE. He is a spy going on dangerous missions and his family doesn't know what he really does. Molly has always cared for Brady. She has been his best friend for years and his family treats her like one of them. She is also a member of SIEGE and while she knows what Brady does, he has no clue she is a member of SIEGE. When Brady's brother is killed Molly has to go get Brady. Molly feels something isn't right with the death and begins to look into it her self. While she and Brady work to figure things out they find themselves in danger and while Brady has had his eyes opened to how great Molly is, she is afraid his past heart ache will never stop.




    Molly is such an amazing character. She loves Brady and his family and will do anything for them. She is strong, smart and doesn't let anything stop her from getting the answers she seeks. She is the type that would rather stand by and let the guy she loves be with someone else as long as they are happy. I love her and how she is constantly surprising people. Brady is a good guy who has had his head turned by a woman he can never have. He has walked away from his family and never thought he could be around them a lot. He has a dangerous job and he is good at it. I really started to like him when he really uses his eyes and sees what is in front of him.




    From the start I could tell this would be a great book. I got wrapped up in this family and just had to have more. There is tons of action and danger and they are working for the same company but some of them don't know it. SIEGE has many secrets and plots unraveling and Molly and Brady find themselves right in the middle of it. There is so many twist and turns you don't see coming that keep you guessing what next. I love when Brady sees his past love again and has to face the fact she may not be the girl for him. He finally sees her faults and sees how wonderful Molly is. Molly is always right there ready to help in anyway. If you want a book that keeps you intrigued and fantastic characters and romance you must try this one. 

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  • Posted February 25, 2014

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    Fast paced romantic suspense I received an advance reader editi

    Fast paced romantic suspense

    I received an advance reader edition of this book from the author for the purpose of providing an honest review.

    5 stars

    I loved this book. The story grabbed me right away and I found myself having a hard time putting it down to do anything else. I love a book that can cause me to miss my bed time because I start doing the "I am going to read just 1 more chapter" routine. This book was that kind of book.

    Brady and Molly have been best friends since childhood. The story starts with them in their early 20's. Molly has deeper feelings for Brady but keeps them to herself. Brady and Molly are sent to pick up his brother's girlfriend at the train station and Brady falls instantly in love with Jessica. Years later, Molly gets a call from Jessica that Christopher, Brady's brother, is dead. Molly knows how to get in touch with Brady, who has become a secret agent, so she sets out to find him. The pair work together to piece together what has really happened to Christopher. Brady finally starts to see that Jessica may not have been the one for him after all and lets himself see Molly in a new way.

    This book was very well written. The characters felt three dimensional and their actions were very believable. The plot kept me guessing and made the book really hard to put down. I actually laid in bed wondering what had happened to Christopher. The chemistry between Brady and Molly was intense and made a little sad to know that they waited so long to be together.

    I would highly recommend this book to all fans of romantic suspense. I am actually hoping that this is the beginning of a new series. I would love to see some more of these agents in future books and maybe catch a peek and this pair again. This is the second book by this author that I have read and I have loved both so far. I am becoming a huge fan of Natalie J. Damschroder. I definitely plan to pick up some of her other works in the near future.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review*** B

    ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

    Best friends. Co-spies. Lovers. Brady and Molly have it all, except the love and relationship they could have is obvious to everyone but Brady.

    Twelve years ago, he fell head-over-heels in love with his brother Christopher's girlfriend. Since he couldn't pursue her, he did what he thought was best and pulled away from everyone, including Molly. That decision caused their friendship to shift drastically, but it didn't cause her feelings for him to lessen.

    It's funny how death puts things in perspective. For Brady, it helped him see his sister-in-law in a whole new light, see how much Molly really meant to him, and see what he'd been missing all those years when he was pining for his sister-in-law.

    The twists in this story threw me and not in a bad way. They added layers to this story and kept me guessing, reading, and wanting to know more about what was going on.

    Suspense, espionage, and romance. Ms. Damschroder did a terrific job weaving all three into a story about friends who become lovers, and whose love for each other survives years of separation and little communication. They say good things come to those who wait. For Molly, her waiting paid off in a big way: she finally got the man of her dreams.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    Hearts Under Siege is an engaging and enjoyable romantic suspens

    Hearts Under Siege is an engaging and enjoyable romantic suspense novel with twists and turns which kept me guessing until the end. Set in the shadowy world of espionage, the author skillfully weaves lovelorn romance between the heroine and hero with the heart stopping suspense of finding the traitor in their midst. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2014

    What a fantastic book of suspense, mystery and romance!  I loved

    What a fantastic book of suspense, mystery and romance!  I loved being a part of each character's growing up and realizing how much more life can be.  Molly has always been a part of the Fitzpatrick clan, including best friends with Brady. You have the story of that friendship becoming more - but the author made it believable and a page turner. 
    Both of them are a part of SIEGE - but Brady doesn't know Molly is. When life turns upside down with a family death, things start to unravel and go wild. All seems suspicious and they both want to find out the truth.  Filled with danger, heart stopping chases, heartache, and well written spy storylines, makes this an awesome page turner.  Fast paced action and dialogue will make this one you can't put down. I love the loyalty woven into the family and acceptance of things you cannot change. Surprises abound in the story that you won't see coming!
    I highly recommend this for a romantic, suspenseful book!
    I received an ARC for an honest review.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    Four Star Siege So many stories about falling in love with your

    Four Star Siege

    So many stories about falling in love with your best friend, but what if he didn't love you back. And not only that
    but he fell in love with the one woman he could never have, would you still love him.
    Molly is such a loveable character helpful, and sincere, and entirely too low maintenance. Brady doesn't see
    what is before his eyes after all the grass is always greener which is why for twelve years he has stayed
    away from his family, but it is amazing how death changes our view on life and people, and what it brings
    out in people too.
    Rick and Donna, Brady's parents are also wonderful characters so alive and real. Jessica as a character
    is someone who we aren't meant to particularity like and believe me this was the feeling that you got from her.
     Dixon who never stood a chance and Chris who is dead  and Shea who no one has heard of round out the
    characters. 
    The storyline starts a little slow but picks up very soon and you are involved spying, lying and all out action
    with bullets, car chases and kidnappings. 
    I received a free copy for an honest review.  

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

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    4.5 Stars ¿ Awesome Read! This book was such a great read and d

    4.5 Stars – Awesome Read!

    This book was such a great read and drew me in from the first page. There was lots of action and suspense, I loved the premise of the SEIGE organization and how the different parts of the organization worked with each other, and I loved Molly and Brady’s love story.

    First we have Molly – loyal, dependable, compassionate, and so strong! She’s been in love with her best friend Brady forever, but he never sees her as more than just a best friend. Even though she is heart broken when Brady pulls away from her and his family, she still moves on with her life, eventually joining the SIEGE organization and even going as far as asking for basic training to defend herself even though that’s something that her job as a conduit with SIEGE doesn’t really require. I loved Molly – she was always there for Brady, giving him anything and everything that he needed, but she knows that Brady is carrying a heavy dose of unrequited love for his brother Chris’s wife Jessica, and she needs to harden her heart with regards to her romantic feelings towards Brady.

    Then there is Brady – sweet, honorable, but nursing a broken heart. He’s pulled away from Molly and his family because he has feelings for his brother’s wife Jessica, and it hurts too much to be around her. So he throws himself into his work with SIEGE, and has spent the past eight years on missions, spending little time with his family or Molly. Even though I wanted to give Brady a bit of a smack, I did feel bad for him when Jessica kind of strung him along when he declared his feelings for her – I think if she had given him closure from the beginning, I don’t think it would have taken him so long to get over her, and he definitely wouldn’t have pulled away from his family and Molly for so long.

    When Brady’s brother Chris, who happens to be another SIEGE operative (Molly knows, but Brady doesn’t), is killed on the job, Molly tracks Brady down to give him the news and they end up sharing a night of passion that has Brady rethinking his best-friend thoughts toward Molly. But Molly can’t risk more heartbreak, so she shrugs the night off as no big deal, just letting off some steam and using sex as an outlet for grief, and she bottles all her feelings back up. Meanwhile, Brady can’t stop thinking about Molly and what he is feeling for her, but Molly keeps finding ways to avoid talking about what happened, fearful that she may be opening herself up to the ultimate heart break.

    When evidence presents itself that Chris’s death may not be accidental or even have happened at all, Brady and Molly begin an investigation that leads them into danger and lands them in the middle of a whole bunch of lies and deceptions. As Brady becomes more certain of his feelings for Molly, he’ll need to figure out a way to convince Molly to take a chance on him and that his feelings are real.

    I loved Brady and Molly together. Their friendship was so real and genuine, and even though Molly has hidden her romantic feelings for Brady, there was never any doubt that their friendship ran deep and true. It was great to see Molly take care of herself and Brady acknowledge just how capable she was – even though he had a natural instinct to protect Molly, Brady realized that she was just as able to take care of herself, and she also made it easy for him by readily admitting when something was beyond her capabilities.

    I really enjoyed this book. It had the right balance of romance and suspense and I loved the writing style. This book is a must read for any fan of romantic suspense, whether you like it heavy on the romance or heavy on the suspense, this book will not disappoint!

    I received an eARC from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

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    This is the first book that I have read by Natalie J. Damschrode

    This is the first book that I have read by Natalie J. Damschroder and I truly enjoyed it. She has a great way of telling a story that includes mystery and suspense that I was hanging on to every detail until the very end. I will definitely be looking into other titles that she’s written. 

    What happens when you are in love with your best friend and he does not even know that you exist as someone he could fall in love with? Molly is about to find out.

    Molly Byrnes and Brady Fitzpatrick have been best friends since they were young. She’s been a part of his life for so long that she is treated as a member of the family by each one of them. She’s also been secretly in love with him forever. Molly even accepts Brady’s choice when he falls in love at first sight with a woman he can never have. She even understands when he decides the only thing for him to do is to walk away from the situation which will cause him to stay away from her and everyone in his family.

    It’s been twelve years since Brady walked away from everyone he cared about. He has spent all this time trying to deal with the pain of walking away from the woman he loves and secretly working for SIEGE. The death of Brady’s brother sends Molly to search for him. Since she also secretly works for SIEGE she offers to find him and bring him home. When they return home she’ll take care of all of the funeral arrangements for the family. 

    As she’s taking care of all the details she realizes that something is not right about the explanation she received from SIEGE about the accident. She no longer believes Chris’s death was accidental and starts her own investigation. When she discovers a shocking truth about Chris’s death she confides in Brady and they race to get all the proof that will prove that someone had planned his murder. Will they gather the proof they need? Or will they end up just like Chris? 

    I received an e-ARC of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted February 24, 2014

    I have read a few of Natalie J Damscroder and i always think tha

    I have read a few of Natalie J Damscroder and i always think that the next book can't be as good as the previous one boy am i wrong! I totally loved the characters even tho they was times i wanted to slap Brady around the head! be warned once you start reading you wont want to put it down.It had everything you can want in a story action, drama and romance.

    I received a free copy from the author in exchange for a honest review

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