Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her grandmother's earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who'd broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back.Read more...
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Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her grandmother's earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who'd broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back. But she's not the same naive young woman who fell for him so easily.
Marrying Evangeline and letting her think he was nothing but a common thief had been James Bishop's plan all along. As an assassin for the Committee, a covert agency dedicated to stamping out international crime, he had no business even thinking about marriage. But it was the only way to protect Evangeline after she'd unwittingly wandered into his operation against a group of human traffickers, placing herself in grave danger. And now that James's vigilant watch over Evangeline's life has revealed to his enemies that she's his one true weakness, he must set out to have, to hold, and--above all--to protect his bride.
- ISBN-13: 9781477828472
- ISBN-10: 1477828478
- Publisher: Montlake Romance
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 336
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-09
- Reviewer: Staff
Stuart falters in this international romantic thriller focusing on the American branch of the secretive Committee, first introduced in her Ice series (On Thin Ice, etc.). James Bishop, operative for the Committee, married academic Evangeline Morrissey and then disappeared. Five years later, with his ex-partner gone rogue and his enemies hunting them both, James reappears in Evangeline’s life, bringing chaos and killers in his wake. As they go on the run from the Montana border to the Committee’s new headquarters in New Orleans, Evangeline must decide whether to trust a man who has already betrayed her. A few friends and foes populate the world but are little more than elements for the couple to react to. The suspense is strong, with several intense action scenes; however, the romance is lacking, with troubling underlying themes of violence, sex, and abuse, and the story relies heavily on linking gender fluidity with mental instability. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary. (May)