She needs a fake husband. He needs to protect his best friend...
Ever since I caught my boyfriend getting hot and steamy with another woman, I've thrown myself into my career. But now I'm ready to move from being the super-efficient office manager to an operative with Quade Security and Investigation.
Just as soon as I prove to my boss that I'm kick-ass enough to do the job.
So when my grandmother asks for my help, there's no way I can say no. Her former love has a mission for Jayden—my hot colleague and best friend—and me. What more could I want?
The last thing I want is for Isabelle to be is an operative. She's my best friend, and I hate the idea of her being in danger. Unfortunately, our boss has other plans.
Isabelle and I go undercover at a resort for happily married couples. But forget moonlight walks and hanging out by the pool. To maintain our cover, we have to participate in activities that would make a nun blush.
Clothes come flying off, and we agree to temporarily be friends-with-benefits while there. No strings attached. No complications. Nothing could be simpler. Right?
Wrong—because there's another reason we've been lured to the resort. A reason that will put our hearts to the test…and our lives on the line.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 Stars! The combination of best friends, a famous grandmother, and the perils of being an operative, creates "While You Were Spying" by Stina Lindenblatt. A captivating beginning drew me into this suspenseful romance, with characters that are interesting, caring and distinctive. This is the first book from the author's brand new series Love Undercover, and it can be read as a standalone. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
This is a cute friends to lovers romance. Isabelle and Jayden are best friends and who works for a security firm. Isabelle is the current office manager, but wants to become an operative in the field. Her best friend Jayden and boss are against it, since he doesn’t want her to put her life at risk. When Isabelle’s grandmother comes to her with a security job for a former boyfriend, this gives Isabelle the chance to prove herself. Of course, Isabelle and Jayden must go undercover as a married couple to a resort dedicated to helping couples keeping their marriage fresh. This leads to a lot of intimate homework, that make both Isabelle and Jayden realize that maybe they are more than friends. Overall I enjoyed this book, but I found it to be a bit corny at times. Isabelle and Jayden were a bit like Lucy and Ricky, where Lucy was always trying to be part of the show and Ricky had to say no. I also had a bit of a problem with the cover art. The male model on the front is fair skinned and has dark blond hair. Jayden is described as having light brown skin and black hair. It drives me crazy when it is obvious that someone that doesn’t know what the story is about picked the art. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
What a fun and intriguing, friends to lovers romcom! Isabelle and Jayden both work for Quade Security and Investigation. Isabelle is the office manager while her best friend, Jayden, and 4 other hot, sexy, ex Navy SEALS do all the special ops. Isabelle has been training covertly wanting to be in the field as well. When her fun and quirky grandmother asks Isabelle to check out a robbery for an old boyfriend, Isabelle is excited to jump at the chance to solve a mystery. But she needs a fake husband to help with her cover. Jayden reluctantly goes along with the plan but is hoping she fails so she gives up on her dangerous desire to work in the field. When they check into the resort as a married couple, they had no idea the theme of the resort was to help couples put spark back into their love life! As the clues stack up, so does their inability to deny the sparks that they have fought for far too long! This is a fun, fast paced, sexy romance with thrilling twists and turns that kept me riveted from beginning to end. Isabelle and Jayden were so great together with their push and pull and eventual support for each other. This is a great start to the Love Undercover series. The whole team at Quade Security and Investigation are intriguing, fun, and sexy and I am excited to read more about them!