When she is targeted by a vicious mobster, a past love is her only hope.
When a Russian gangster targets Coral Staufer, she is desperate for help. Coral stumbles across an undercover agent none other than the man she loved and lost, Trevor Stone. Trevor will risk anything to stop her from becoming a mob casualty…even risk his career to protect Coral. But when their past love reignites, their entire mission—and very lives—are at stake.
Author: Geri Krotow
Series: Silver Valley P.D. #8
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 288
Date of Publication: August 1, 2020
My Rating: 4 Stars
Coral wants to set up a new business, a wedding destination, and by so doing, she hopes to make a name for herself. However, she soon finds that she is about be in the clutches of a Russian mobster. The problem is that he man hid something on he property and now he wants it back, no matter the cost.
Coral only has one person to turn to, ex-husband Trevor, an undercover agent. They had a passionate marriage but had long decided to part ways. While Trevor's time and attention should go towards Coral's safety, intense desire gets in the way, almost as if it was an inevitability.
Danger and passion ride high in this quick read by Geri Krotow. Second chance romances are a trope I rather enjoy, especially when the conflicts seem insurmountable. I loved the give and take between Coral and Trevor, and couldn't help but root for them as they worked to see where they stood with each other.
This thrilling read packs a punch! When you have military, mobsters and agents mixing in a story, coupled with the draw Coral and Trevor have for one another, then you have the formula for a terrific read. With excellent pacing, likable characters and a satisfying conclusion, Incognito Ex proved to be a wonderful read.
Many thanks to Harlequin Romantic Suspense and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
Please enjoy the following excerpt:
“It’d be stupid to do it here. She’s easier to move while she can still walk. Let me take care of her, then I’ll come back for you both. Stay low, don’t use your flashlights. The police will stop at the farmhouse first. We’ve got time.” He wrapped his arm around Coral’s waist—she was thinner, but still steely strong—and half dragged, half ran with her to where he’d seen her car earlier in the day, when he’d made his own excursion out here.Self-recrimination threatened to stop him in his tracks as he knew he should have made doubly sure she wouldn’t be on the property when ROC came looking for Markova’s treasure. But he’d run out of time to verify his source who’d told him she’d be out tonight. Even with her being here, he’d never have expected she’d catch them—usually his ROC associates were somewhat competent. Unlike these two.Thank God for inept thugs.When they were what he estimated was halfway to her car, he pulled out his pistol and held her tight with his other arm. “Hang on. I’m going to shoot at the ground, to let them think it’s you.” He quickly fired two shots at the dirt, making sure the bullets had nothing to bounce off, making it sound like he’d just eliminated a witness.The sirens were close, and he saw the patrols turn into the long drive leading to the barn area.“What are you doing here, Trevor?” Her voice shook, but he couldn’t tell if it was shock or anger. Probably both.“I’ll explain later. Right now we can’t be seen by anyone.”“But that’s the police—I called them.”“I can’t be spotted, and for now you’re with me.” He had no way of knowing which officers were re-porting, and he couldn’t risk being taken into custody. Only two SVPD officers were cut in on his deep undercover work.Now the woman on his arm was one more added to the list of people in the know. The woman he’d never forgotten, whom he’d still go through hell and damnation for. His ex-wife, Coral.***
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