The Spy Who Saved Christmas (Harlequin Intrigue Series #1235)

The Spy Who Saved Christmas (Harlequin Intrigue Series #1235)

by Dana Marton
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The Spy Who Saved Christmas (Harlequin Intrigue Series #1235) by Dana Marton



In one unforgettable moment, Lara Jordan broke all the rules in her play-it-safe handbook and spent an incredible night with Reid Graham, a practical stranger. But before she even had time to bask in her fearlessness, a suspicious fire stole him away and left her pregnant, heartbroken and alone. Until now.

Walking back into Lara's life after two years was never on the operative's agenda. Unfortunately, remaining "dead" was no longer an option once their baby boys were kidnapped. Now, Reid had to convince Lara she could trust he'd sacrifice his own life to bring their children home for Christmas— without admitting the mission might just come to that.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426869150
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 10/01/2010
Series: Harlequin Intrigue Series , #1235
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 235,235
File size: 511 KB

About the Author

Author Dana Marton has written over fifteen novels for Harlequin Intrigue, stories that feature breathtaking suspense and passionate romance. She is the recipient of the Daphne DuMaurier Award of Excellence.

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Spy Who Saved Christmas 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LASR_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Looking for some edge of your seat excitement, plenty of heat and lots of action? Look no further than this wonderful book from Dana Marton. I can't say enough good things about it. Let's start with the opening! What an opening. I was caught up and asking questions by the end of the first sentence, never mind the first page. And the pace rarely slackens. It is a book you will want to read to the finish without interruption. So when you pick it up be sure your friends and family understand you DO mean 'no interruptions'. Lara knows what she wants and when she is finally free to follow her dreams she doesn't expect them to be derailed at her first sight of Reid Graham. Nor does she expect to understand her late mother's concerns about her need for independence. Reid turns her world upside down in more ways than one, and Lara learns to cope with the curves life has thrown at her. She is no longer the young innocent full of dreams. She's all about reality, which is just as well, for life is about to throw the granddaddy of all curveballs in her direction and she is no longer independent. She has responsibilities and dependents - infant twins - whose lives are threatened. She is prepared to do anything necessary to ensure their safety. Not only has the author presented a heroine to die for, her hero isn't bad either. Reid is a loner and his job is not appropriate for a man with family ties - but then, he doesn't know he's a father until Lara erupts into his life again. I followed the author's skillful portrayal of Reid changing in a completely believable way before my eyes. His every thought and action is believable and understandable. His emotional struggle with his past beliefs and today's reality endear him to Lara and her babies as well as to the reader. The writing rarely slows beneath hectic and yet at no point did I feel overwhelmed or hustled by the constant velocity. Emotions are packed into every page. Mystery and intrigue ensure you'll keep turning the pages. There's love, betrayal, hatred and retribution, death and renewal, friendship and camaraderie. This book has it all. This book is a keeper and I strongly recommend it. Originally posted at: The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews
DebDiem More than 1 year ago
The Spy Who Saved Christmas by Dana Marton is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited time for reading. This well written story is full of suspense, action, a little humor with a bit of steam added. Reid and Lara's second chance story is fast paced, and I love how Ms Marton lets the story unfold. I enjoyed The Spy Who Saved Christmas and look forward to reading more from Dana Marton in the future. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
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_Michelle_ More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, pulse pounding, and hard to put down when my kiddos came in wanting to play. If you are in the mood for some nail biting suspense and action to go with your romance, this is one to check out. It was a nonstop barrage of "oh my gawd" that kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what they would do next and how in the world these two would work their issues out. I have to admit, I think the title is hokey. Honestly, the author had an uphill battle to wage for my favor starting with those five words. But it didn't take long for me to sink my literary teeth into the drama and suspense. Yummo! Two years ago Lara Jordan gave up her virginity for an adventure with the bad-boy baker, Reid, who owned the shop next door. After her inhibitions came down, her world soon followed as she was awoken to a call informing her that her store as well as the bakery next door had burned down and a body had been recovered. Now, two years later after grieving Reid's loss and giving birth to his twin sons, Lara is trying to move on. Out on a date for the first time, she looks across her table to see the ghost of the man who haunts her dreams. Unconsciously, she gets up and walks to him, unaware that she is revealing the operative's true identity and putting the entire restaurant in danger. Bedlam ensues and through a series of unexpected twists, their boys end up being kidnapped as ransom for the information Agent Reid has uncovered. The story constantly surprised me. The action plot didn't follow what I expected, and I didn't predict his denial of the boys or how he would come to accept them. The author created a realistic back story for both characters that added to the believability of the attraction between the two and the choices they made. Most significantly, the story of Reid's previous wife added to the credibility of his turmoil over being a father. All of the sudden, his reluctance to act on his lust made sense. The whole idea of how the first marriage came to be was a great concept that helped me root for Lara instead of creating sympathy for the sadly victimized first wife. I would have enjoyed hearing Reid's inner debate as he came to terms with his desire to be part of Lara and the boys' lives. Throughout all the initial drama around the kidnapping, he held onto the belief that he was a danger to those he got close to. Yet, after rescuing his sons and walking away from his family, his opinion seemed to turn on a dime in the finale rescue scene and last chapter. I wonder, what exactly helped him make the choice to grab a hold of his own happily ever after? The book ends on a high, albeit tad confusing note revealing the road the couple chooses to follow and where they find themselves three years later. If there were a series about the other agents who were based in the new headquarters with Reid, I would absolutely read them. For those wanting to know more about the mysterious best friend, Cade and Bailey's story was revealed in Marton's book, Tall, Dark and Lethal and it is already downloaded to my Kindle queue. Enjoy!
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Miz_Sazzy More than 1 year ago
Undercover agent Reid Graham knew he was in trouble the day had all ready been bad. then the woman he could not forget from a passion filled night 2 years ago walks in the same resarunt hes meeting his informant. One word from her and the bad day is only just beginning of one hell of a bad day! Lara Jordan thought she had seen ghost. Correct that she knew she seen a ghost the baker she only knew for 2 weeks but the the man she fell for. The man she shared one passion filled night with before his "death" she even paid for his funeral service. What is he messed up in and what does it mean for their twin babies who might get to know their dad after all. Can they find their babies and find the passion they had again? A story full of twist and turns worthy of a read. Ms Marton has done a good job with this book. A must read
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