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.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
While You Were Spying is my first book from Stina Lindenblatt and it was a bit of a mixed bag for me. While touted as romantic suspense, it felt much more like a friends-to-lovers office romance with tiny hints of danger sprinkled in here and there.
That's not to say it was all bad. In fact, I happened to really like Isabelle. She was smart, strong, savvy. I liked how she took it upon herself to go after the job she wanted. She had a lot to prove to not just herself but also her brood of uber alpha co-workers. No one more than her best friend, Jayden.
Oh Jayden, a good guy with the best of intentions. I liked his protective side. And his flirty side that came out when he and Isabelle were made to work together. What a tangled web of lies and deceit they uncovered. I liked that when everything hit the fan, Isabelle stuck to her guns and proved in her actions just what she was capable of.
While Jayden and Isabelle's sexual chemistry was off the charts, I found the emotional connection between them lacking a tad. And, to be very honest, the whole 'you can't do this job' route that Jayden kept sprouting made me want to shake him. But I thoroughly enjoyed how Isabelle put him in his place and made him face facts. Overall, While You Were Spying was ok. While I wanted more suspense and intrigue, there were a good handful of laughs (courtesy of Isabelle's grandma), plenty of steam and a heaping dose of love.
About the Author
Born in Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up accent. She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences. In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.
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