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The Spy Who Wants Me (Mercenary/Goddard Project #8)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  456 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
Warning: May Be Too Hot To Handle

Elle Gray looks like a supermodel, thinks like a super agent, and can kill a man with her bare hands. But when she meets Dr. Beau Ruston, the brilliant scientist and ex-college football star in charge of the project she's been sent to protect, she wants more of her bare self around him than just her hands. If his muscular grace and quick wi
ebook, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2009)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Let me just start by saying that I've been a fan of Lucy Monroe since 2004 when I read "The Real Deal". Her ability to pull me into her stories, have me identify with her characters, and rouse feelings of humor and passion have been pretty constant with me. My disappointment in "The Spy Who Wants Me" is probably more than the book warrants just because I have such high expectations from her tales. But this book was just 'off' for me. The humor was just 'that much' too silly, the mystery was just ...more
Mar 23, 2011 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What i loved about this book was the strong heroine.
She was the spy who was taking care of everything, setting up stratagies to catch the bad guys & looking good doing it.
What i didn't like was the lack of consistency in the storyline.
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Barbara Elsborg
Sorry, but it didn't do much for me. The plot issue over the anti-gravity plans seemed to pale into insignificance as various couples got it on. Then the plot came back but it meant that the book lacked pace and urgency. I hadn't read anything else in this series and I understand Elle featured elsewhere. I have to admit - I got a bit tired of being told - she could kill a man with her bare hands - in those words and in others and yet in a way she seemed rather ineffectual in this story. Well, I ...more
Miss Kim
May 27, 2009 Miss Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lucy Monroe fans
Recommended to Miss Kim by: continuation of a series
If you've not read Lucy Monroe yet, don't start with this one. I highly recommend the Mercenary Trilogy. This one is part of The Goddard Project series, and some characters over lap.

You don't get much background on any of the people. However, I did like the characters, but there just wasn't that much meat to story. It could have been so much better.

Jan 01, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read with an action oriented plot. In some ways it's a typical espionage plot but I enjoyed the fact that heroine was the superspy and the hero was scientist with a project at risk. Alan and 'the old man' from other Goddard Project books have bit parts and Josie and Nitro [from the Mercenary series of Ready, Willing, and Able:] have supporting roles as bodyguards hired by our heroine to guard those at risk in the story. It has some nice touches of humor. [For example: her mom refers to her ...more
The new assignment for Elle Gray (Special Agent in the black-ops unit known as ‘The Goddard Project’) was simply to improve security at Environmental Technology Research and Design. Since they had a recent breach in their security, now was the time to get an agent in to see what progress the scientists have had on their different projects. The antigravity project was headed by Dr. Beau Ruston and since the breach was on his project, he was very interested to know what was being done to prevent a ...more
Deanna Against Censorship
This was not Lucy Monroe's best work and I usually love her books. I was disappointed and hope the next one is back to her usually standards.

1: Everything was too pat - too perfect.
2: There was no mystery and no adventure.
3: Elle and Beau have chemistry. We the reader are told this. Problem we do not feel that chemistry. We want to but it is just not there. I did like that both had brains. Smart is sexy, dumb is not.
4: If Mat regretted his treatment of Chantal ten years before to the point that
Jul 13, 2012 Ada rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book. I wouldn't say it was exceptionally well written but it was entertaining. Unfortunately, I'm jumping into the Goddard Project series in book 8 so I was unfamiliar with other characters previously written about in the series and what ties they have outside of being part of the project and as the reader, I felt like it was lacking because I was unfamiliar with it.

For the most part, Elle and Beau were fantastic leads however my biggest beef came mid-way into the book. Elle and
Sep 08, 2012 Deava101 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one hot book
The heroine is a super agent that looks like a supermodel but has insecurities that revolves around the death of her husband. She works for one of the government secret companies but her families have no idea what she does. When her recent assignment brings her back to her hometown in over four years, she realizes how much she misses her family and that was enough to make me view her as real despite her perfect image.

The hero was one sexy, funny and arrogant(in a good way)
Mar 17, 2009 Olive rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was very disappointed in this book. I loved Monroe's other books in her TGP series, but this one was more like a Harlequin romance. It was way too cutesy for my taste. The characters weren't strong. Beau and his Texas accent was way over the top. If Elle Gray was truly an agent, she is a very unprofessional one. I just felt like the author had signed a contract that specified that the first kiss was to take place on page XX and the sex would take place on page XX. Give me some suspense and sur ...more
I have read a lot of books by Lucy Monroe but this one didn't wow me or pull me into the story.
I am a little disappointed with this one, I felt that the main H/h were to perfect for me and the plot just felt fake. I didn't feel the tension, it didn't engage me at all.
Christine Anna  Kirchoff
I read this awhile ago but I never rated it on here. Great book!
Jan 23, 2012 L8blmr rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had its moments but was not one of the better blends of action/adventure, espionage, and romance that I have read. I felt the lead male, a Texan, was a contradiction and I didn't think the heroine lived up to the description on the back cover "looks like a supermodel, thinks like a super agent and can kill a man with her bare hands"). I also thought that the subplot involving the heroine's brother was really rushed and not believable.

Still, this is a quick and easy read and is good esc
Mar 19, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I liked seeing a girl as the main character who could hold her own against any of the male characters. Elle was a great strong female lead that had you rooting for her not thinking you could never live up to those standards. Thanks again for a great story and for great intelligent characters.
Ann Mulholland
Jun 07, 2011 Ann Mulholland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really love this series and this was really good. The romance part of the story was really hot, but the story didn't take a back seat as it has in some of the other books of this series. Can't wait to read the next onE!
This book is the eighth in the series Mercenary/Goddard Project by Lucy Monroe. A fun read. Light on the suspense and heavy on the romance.
This was more interesting than most of the Goddard Project books. Maybe because Elle was the covert agent, and Beau was a scientist? I'm not sure.
May 28, 2012 Stefany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book to start with if you want to get to know the amazing Chernichenko family! Elle, her sister and her bothers are to die for!
May 29, 2013 Anagha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book. I think Beau is the sexiest most brilliant guy ever. And they make a really good couple
Jan 05, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romanticsuspense
While not high quality literature, this is a fun book, especially if you have read others in the series.
Diane Sallans
Mar 06, 2013 Diane Sallans rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy Lucy's stories and this was a fun read.
Great book. Humorous and sexy!! Well written.
Feb 16, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a Fun read!! I enjoyed the whole book!
Dec 21, 2013 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Kim Johnson
Elle Gray and Beau Ruston
Jan 10, 2009 Eastofoz marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Woo hoo! Got myself a copy!
Jul 13, 2013 Modesty_b rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it!!
Feb 06, 2010 Carol rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not as fast moving as her previous books and I found the secondary romance to be sappy and forced.
Kathy Davie
Oct 30, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more
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Mercenary/Goddard Project (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys (Mercenary/Goddard Project, #2)
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