All Beth has to do is to pretend to fall in love with this deliciously handsome SEAL…while not actually falling in love.
SEAL Eric Harvey is the perfect man to play journalist Beth William’s fake husband. Beth is on the cusp of breaking a huge story about an exclusive couples-only retreat when her colleague becomes ill. In walks Eric, her brother’s gorgeous buddy, and a brilliant idea strikes her. This Navy SEAL, on leave nursing an injury, could step in and pose as her husband while she tries to uncover what’s really happening at the retreat. With their story set, the two head to the tropical island, ready to do their job. It’s all business—until it isn’t. Beth hadn’t realized how difficult it was going to be pretending to be in love while not actually falling in love with this sexy man. As the two get closer to finding the truth about the resort, Beth finds herself getting unexpectedly closer to Eric. Something that wasn’t in the plan at all.
Eric agreed to Beth’s plan out of pure boredom. Why not spend some time on a tropical island with a beautiful girl, even if his buddy’s sister is completely off-limits? But it doesn’t take long before he realizes something is seriously wrong with this paradise. Someone seems to be out to hurt Beth, kicking Eric’s protective instincts into high gear. Now he’s keeping Beth close for her safety even as his head warns him to keep his distance. Sure, there’s danger on the island, but the most dangerous thing may be the way his body and his heart is responding to Beth.
Thank goodness Beth reminds him that the only reason she is on the island is for her job—a job that just might kill them both…or leave their hearts in tatters if they don’t trust each other.
Title: Guarding His Pretend Wife
Series: SEAL Endgame #2
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published: September 17, 2019
Publisher: Relay Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
GUARDING HIS PRETEND WIFE is the second story in the SEAL Endgame series. Eric and Beth’s story is full of intrigue, fake relationships, and a whole lot more danger than either expected when they agreed to this game of pretend while investigating the resort that Beth is planning to write an expose about.
Normally I’d talk a bit about the general background of this story, yet that Cover Description truly gives you everything (and more than I would) about this story that you’d need to make the decision to try it. I found GUARDING HIS PRETEND WIFE to be fast-paced, intriguing, steamy sizzling with danger and laughter throughout the story. I liked Eric better of the two main characters, Beth could at times, get annoying but perhaps that was simply the personality the author gave her. I enjoyed this one and will be starting on the third story in a day or so. If you love a sexy Romantic Suspense then you’ll want to check this story and this series out for yourself.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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