Let Me In

Let Me In

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by Donna Kauffman
     
 

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He's bringing anything but peace and quiet. . .

Tate Winslow is done with all the guns, the adventures, the brushes with death. All she wants is to be left alone. So when her enigmatic ex-boss shows up on her doorstep barely alive, she really tries not to care. He's all alpha male, the baddest of the bad--and a threat to her hard-won peace in more…  See more details below

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He's bringing anything but peace and quiet. . .

Tate Winslow is done with all the guns, the adventures, the brushes with death. All she wants is to be left alone. So when her enigmatic ex-boss shows up on her doorstep barely alive, she really tries not to care. He's all alpha male, the baddest of the bad--and a threat to her hard-won peace in more ways than one.

Tate is the only lead Derek Cole has on a case that could blow the intelligence world apart--if it doesn't kill him before he can figure it out. She was his best agent, but she's in hiding and he's gone rogue, and he's starting to think of her in a very nonprofessional way. In fact, he wants Tate like he wants his next breath, but he's already risking his life and his career. . .does he need to put his heart in danger too?

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Publishers Weekly

In this clunky romantic thriller from RITA-finalist Kauffman (The Great Scot), Tate Winslow, a former operative for a covert U.S. government agency, goes into a witness protection program and becomes, somewhat improbably, Tara Wingate, a successful novelist living in Virginia's Hebron Valley. Then one night her former boss, rogue agent Derek Cole, knocks on her door and announces that Tate's former agency partner, CJ, whom Tate saw shot before her eyes three years earlier, is alive and needs their help in being extracted from an undercover operation gone bad. Before Tate and Derek can rescue CJ, they have to wonder-could CJ be a double agent? And given their growing mutual attraction, can they keep their hands off each other long enough to effectively deal with the villains? Romance pro Kauffman has much to learn about creating suspense, as shown by the slow, dialogue-driven plot, which begs for more action and more believable "agency" backstory. (Mar.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758240248
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
655,165
File size:
704 KB

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Meet the Author

Donna Kauffman is the USA Today bestselling author of chick lit, paranormal romance, and sexy romance. Beverly Brandt writes chick lit and women'sfiction, as well as romantic adventure under a psuedonym. Alesia Holliday is the author of American Idle and Nice Girls Finish First, and she writes young adult novels under a pseudonym. Erin McCarthy is the USA Today bestselling author of Bad Boys Online, Smart Mouth, and A Date With the Other Side.

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Let Me In 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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It is one of those books that pulls you in right at the beinning, and just flows from fast to full speed. I warmed to the characters right away.
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Nimu More than 1 year ago
disappointing i was expecting more than i got.
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I found this book somewhat disappointing. I have read several books by Donna Kauffman and I liked the Black Sheep and Chisholm brothers books much better. This book was very slow to get started, the plot seemed confusing and unbelievable at times. I did like the two main characters and found their romance sweet and touching in spite of the less than believable storyline. I have read "spy" novels by other authors and this one just doesn't measure up. If you like this author, pick another book; if you like spy novels, pick another author.
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RhondasLibrary More than 1 year ago
I finished Let Me In last night and couldn't put it down 'till I was done. It was wonderful, I really enjoyed the book. Both characters, Tate and Derek, were interesting, well developed, empathetic and I just adored both of them. CJ's character was brilliant, as a contrast to who Tate might have become, making Tate's story even more compelling. One rarely reads about the agent who got out of the game. There was a steadily building suspense through the book, even though there was not a lot of actual action, which is fine by me. The focus was clearly more on what the characters were feeling and thinking, their problem solving for both their internal and external challenges, rather than a lot of frantic action, yet it did hold the suspense. Also, it was not rife with dead bodies. I loved the Epilogue.it satisfied me. The whole hotel scene with Derek's fake mustache and wig and stuff, it was in character and fun. It brought you back emotionally after the seriousness of the denouement. You nicely crafted the technical solution to the dilemma, the media and attorney general, along with the video tape of Mank, all said in a few short sentences. Very tight and well crafted storyline. And the banter was just plain fun, especially the closing of the epilogue. I really, really liked and enjoyed this book. Well done! Yeah. Another special book for my Donna Kauffman shelf!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Former covert operative Tate Winslow is placed in the witness protection program where her new identity is novelist Tara Wingate residing in Hebron Valley, Virginia. She wants nothing to do with her past having witnessed her partner CJ shot dead. However, her former boss at the agency Derek Cole arrives insisting CJ is alive and needs their help.

She has problems with Derek¿s claim as she saw CJ killed, which is why she left the guns behind her three years ago. Derek explains the agency refuses to rescue an agent in trouble so he has gone rogue in order to save CJ. Each tries to ignore the attraction between them. However, both Tara and Derek question whether saving CJ is wise as each wonders if he could be a traitor betraying his country as a double agent.

This is an exciting romantic suspense thriller from the moment Derek comes back into Tara¿s life. The story line is fast-paced, but the action is overwhelmed by the second chance romance between the former agent and the rogue operative. Fans will wonder whether CJ is alive and if yes is he a traitor?

Harriet Klausner