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Lying in Bed

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Get Intimate: The Workshop Explore sensuality and true intimacy at the luxurious Color Canyon Resort.

Private assignments include sexy "homeplay" and more…

The setup was simple. To ferret out a blackmailer, FBI agent Ryan Vail and his partner are going undercover as a couple at an intimacy retreat. But when Ryan wakes to find a replacement "wife" in his bed, he knows he's i
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 18th 2012 by Harlequin
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Susan (susayq ~)
2.5 stars

I spent most of this book being confused. First, I was confused cause I wasn't sure who the suspects were, then I was confused when other characters started popping up cause I didn know if they were suspects or other people at the retreat. And lastly, I was confused over whether or not the things Ryan and Angie said and did were real or part of their undercover personality. In addition, I felt the ending as rushed.

The premise was great and It may have been me while reading this cause H
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Alexis-Morgan Roark
Perhaps, it was the narrator...I just could NOT get into this book. I vacillated between wanting to toss my beloved iPod into the garbage disposal to avoid EVER hearing this book again and listening to other books. I know...dramatic much?

But this book just SHOULD have been so much better!!! Call me a greedy reader, but I need more than an occasional sexy scene to make me care, and I simply ceased caring if these two EVER got together.

I found some of the situations laughable-seriously, if they're
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Aman
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reviewed @ Enticed by Books

Lying in Bed was a surprise for me, I went into thinking it would be like Pamela Clare's I-Team series, with a little FBI action, and a lot of steamy scenes, and that is exactly what I got, and a lot more. I didn't expect to connect or emotional bond with the characters because it is a very small book, but after finishing it, I can safely say that I fell in love with Ryan & Angie. Their chemistry was so spot-on and real that I just can't help loving them, and chee
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Esther David
Feb 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Ok. It was a short, very predictable book. It was basically about two FBI agents, who have hots for each other and haven't been able to act on it. Undercover cops comes in as a saver and hot sparks fly. After a lot staying away dialogues, they manage to get together again. It was a typical Harlequin story and quickly over. Highly recommended to those who find it tiring to turn pages of novels you have picked up, because you would turning it so fast to get the damn book over! Anyway, the story di ...more
Rowena
Oct 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
This was a really quick read for me and it sounded like a good read, which is why I requested it for review.

So the set up for this story is two undercover FBI agents are going to work. Except one of those FBI agents gets caught up on a case and a new agent is sent in to take her place. A new agent that Special Agent Ryan Vail has an attraction to..one that he doesn’t want to be anywhere near for fear of acting on his attraction to her. Special Agent Angie Wolfe has had a thing for Ryan Vail sinc
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Landslide
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Ryan is an FBI agent about to start a mission undercover posing with his partner Jeannie as a married couple on an intimacy retreat. Only Jeannie is held up in court and the office sends Angie instead. And that's a big problem for both of them... Because they almost hit it off at the Halloween party. The thing is, Ryan may be a lady-killer but he keeps his personal and his professional life separate. And Angie has no intention
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Hsiau Wei
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
This book tells the story of Angie who was assigned undercover with Ryan to find the culprit behind a blackmailing scam. They are supposedly a couple who seek help to improve on their relationship hence the couple retreats where lots of public display of affections is required. Angie and Ryan realized that this assignment will help them to help them to get a promotion have no choice but to do their best for their undercover. What make it harder for them was their attraction to each other and the ...more
BBMoreB ~
Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Thanks to the publisher, Harlequin, and NetGalley for the chance to read this early!

I enjoyed this quirky tale about two FBI agents working undercover at an exclusive couple retreat to catch a blackmailer. Ryan Vail and Angie Wolf have been aware of each other for awhile; they even almost kissed once during a Halloween party. Both the sexual tension and emotional intensity fuels the natural progression of their attraction. Witnessing the characters struggle with maintaining a professional relati
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Sandy
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked this book but the plot got a bit caught up in details that I found boring. The book started out strong -- the two main characters; Allison & Ryan are both FBI agents forced to pose as husband and wife in order to complete a sting operation at a spa resort. While theyboth have undeniably strong feelings for the other, they have never discussed or acted on them in the past and both want to stay professional so they can qualify for an upcoming promotion. But, of course, they can't keep ...more
Rachel Webb
Nov 30, 2012 rated it liked it
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~❤️Minnie❤️~
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-books
This was a fun reading and also a heart tugging one.

What Ryan needs and what Angie wants are one and the same although they don't want to acknowledge it. I almost cried at Ryan's confession at the workshop the last day and was pissed at him at the way he handled the day after. I mean prick much!

Anyways, I love the story and the elements behind it. The way they went about solving the mystery and the bad guy. I just can't believe for what he used the freaking blackmail money!!

The end of the boo
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Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Star Review

Lying In Bed was a great love story about hidden romance and unimaginable possibilities!

Angie and Ryan are paired up on an undercover case that involves seeing each other naked. A couples retreat. I loved these characters from that very first night that they spent In the same bed. Angie was an amazing woman with the ability to make Ryan loose his current thought. Ryan was a great sport, hell why wouldn't he be? He got to see Angie in her birthday sui
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Amanda Chomiak
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
The characters had depth and there was a real emotional quality to them. The plot was awesome. The secondary plot with the blackmail was a little confusing. Since I didn't read the book within a week or so, I kept forgetting who was whom...Marcus/Ira and Delilah/Tonya. I'm still not sure which was which. However, the case was great, the tension and dilemma incredible and the loving fabulous. I would love to read more about these characters. These books always end too soon. I want to see some of ...more
Desty
Dec 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Ceritanya agak mirip-mirip dengan serial FBI/Attorney - nya Julie James. Hanya saja kali ini tokohnya dua-duanya dari FBI.

Angie dan Ryan diminta menyamar menjadi sepasang suami istri untuk menjebak pelaku blackmail pada kalangan orang-orang kaya. Masalahnya, di antara mereka dulu pernah ada rasa... Bisa ketebaklah jalan ceritanya.

Misteri yang mau mereka ungkap sendiri ga terlalu jelas karena ceritanya justru berfokus sama hubungannya Angie dan Ryan.
Jean Tallman
Above average series romance! FBI Agent Ryan Vail was raised by a suave, but irresponsible father. FBI Agent Angie Wolf was raised by parents that found her lacking while pushing her very hard. Ryan and Angie end up as partners in an undercover operation at a couples retreat in Las Vegas.

Let's just say that what happens in Vegas does not end up staying in Vegas and these two get the HEA they deserve.
CL
I got to admit that I was very excited when I read the summary for this book because "FBI Agents go undercover and have to pretend to be in a relationship" has been a trope I have always want to see explored on my favourite crime dramas between my favourite characters.

Did it live up to expectations? Unfortunately not quite. I just wasn't invested in the main characters, not to mention we weren't introduced to the suspects well enough to remotely care who turned out to be the perp.
Jessica Luther
Nov 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
My full review

I needed more of a reason to be invested in Angie and Ryan. The description of their attraction felt heavy handed, which always makes me shrink back from truly believing the relationship.

I give Lying in Bed 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Marq(ReadingRomanceinColor)
Yawn. I got tired of the heroine constantly FaceTiming her friend in the bathroom, asking for advice on how to deal with working with her partner. Be a professional dammit! Again, no spark. Maybe I have less patience for the chemistry to develop. I need it pretty much to happen instantaneously.
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Lauri
Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
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DNF

Didn't connect with the characters at all. Passing.
SweetSweeede
Really enjoyed this book. Loved the storyline, the tension between the main characters was just right, and it tied up nicely and believable.
Sandra
Sep 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Kinda boring and wordy at times
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May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Meh.
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