This is a re-release.
Undercover newlyweds. New Orleans. A voodoo priestess. A secret baby.
FBI Special Agent Caitlin Chaney believes in going strictly by the book. She’s determined to prove her success has nothing to do with her father’s position in the federal government. To her way of thinking, Agent LeFevre is a rogue agent and determined to screw up her operation and her career. Just her luck.
Agent Jake Lefevre is used to running undercover ops his way, and he’s not too happy with his new boss, Caitlin Chaney, who’s primarily an FBI accountant. Her undercover experience is limited at best. He needs a partner who can hold her own, not some entitled prima donna.
Jake and Caitlin’s tenuous cover as newlyweds at a New Orleans casino is tested from the outset as they cope with living together. It’s imperative everyone believes they’re madly in love and hot, hot, hot for each other. Their assignment is investigating a casino’s money laundering and discover what happened to a whistleblower is almost compromised from the very beginning when Jake discovers Caitlin’s boss and the casino’s CFO is someone he knew and loved as a teenager. If he’s recognized, the op will be over before it starts.
Holding Her Own is a romantic suspense novel filled with sheet-burning passion along with white-knuckle suspense. Author Marie-Nicole Ryan adds in a whopping dose of family drama, because that’s life–right?
FBI Special Agent in Charge, Caitlin Chaney is used to doing things by the book, the accounting book that is. Now she is determined to prove to her co-workers that her father’s position has nothing to do with her new appointment and to her father that she has what it takes to be an agent. In her book, Agent Jake LeFevre is a screw-up and bound to mess up both her op and her career.
Agent LeFevre is used to running undercover operations his way. As far as he is concerned spoiled little princess and forensic accountant, Caitlin Chaney, doesn’t have what it takes to pull off an undercover op. After all she has no real experience under cover and he needs a real partner who can hold their own, not a prima donna. Posing as madly in love newlyweds to infiltrate a New Orleans casino is a hard act to pull off, and it gets harder when it turns out that Caitlin’s boss is an old friend and lover from Jake’s past.
Holding Her Own is Marie Nicole Ryan’s sixth release. It is a well written book, although a little wordy and graphic at times for my taste. I did like how the relationship between Caitlin and Jake unfolded and the fact that Caitlin discovers just how strong she can be by the end of the book. Without giving away too much I will say that I loved Charlotte and the way her character was written. Wondering who Charlotte is? I guess you’ll have to read the book to find out.
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