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Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of ...more
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Published February 24th 2014 by Entangled: Ignite
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Linda
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Brady Fitzpatrick had been friends with Molly Brynes so long that she was his best friend and was razzed a lot when they roomed together. Molly was she best friend and knew everything about him, but as they went to the train station to get his brother's girlfriend, bang went his heart and he instantly knew what his mom and dad meant when they met! But Jessica was now Christopher's girlfriend and he couldn't make a play on her. He knew he rarely kept a girl for longer than a couple of months so ...more
PepperP0t
Brady Fitzpatrick and Molly Byrnes bickered, the way best friends do. This time they were bickering about true love when he spied an off-limits her, Jessica couldn't be on his list of must haves. She was with his brother, Chris, a definite no poaching zone. Brady couldn't see Molly loving him, not when he knew there was no chance of a life with Jessica, not when he changed all his familiar relationships forever.

Jessica and Chris loved each other even after they married, the elder Fitzpatrick's
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Feb 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Brady has been friends with Molly since they were kids. She has loved him forever. When he picks his brother's girlfriend, Jessica, up from the train station, he falls in love with her. His brother, Chris, announces their engagement & Brady is crushed. He approaches Jessica and (Molly overhears) tells her he wants her. She crushes him & he loses himself for 12 years avoiding his Family & Molly until Molly hunts him down on a mission when his brother is killed.

Come to find out this is
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Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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ARC provided by the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Natalie J. Damshroder has delivered another thrilling romantic suspense. Her latest release, Hearts Under Siege will keep the readers on the edge of their seats. This is a book the reader will not want to put down until they solve the mystery, catch the bad guy, and finally see this couple get their relationship together. It is a story about a life time friendship, unrequited love, secrets, murder, and deceit. It is
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Margaret
4.5 Stars

This book was such a great read and drew me in from the first page. There was lots of action and suspense, I loved the premise of the SEIGE organization and how the different parts of the organization worked with each other, and I loved Molly and Brady’s love story.

First we have Molly – loyal, dependable, compassionate, and so strong! She’s been in love with her best friend Brady forever, but he never sees her as more than just a best friend. Even though she is heart broken when Brady
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Book Reading Gals
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title: Hearts Under Seige

Series: N/A

Author: Natalie J. Damschroder

Genre: Romance

Blurb: Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves…

Molly Byrnes has
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Miki
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This Review was first published on my blog Lecture toute une Aventure

My opinion:
A pure pleasure! As you know I do love romantic suspense from time to time, it’s a genre I really appreciate but sadly they are also often too predictable for me with “Hearts under Siege” it wasn’t the case at all.

The story is captivating, Molly and Brady are characters we would love to meet and there are so many twists and turns that I was completely hooked turning pages after pages without a break because I needed
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Eva Millien
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entangled
This book by Natalie Damschroder is an action packed thrilling adventure read.

Brady Fitzpatrick works for SEIGE, an information gathering agency and it has kept him from his family and his best friend, Molly. Now Brady finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves when his brother is killed during a foreign op. Molly Burns has loved Brady forever and as his best friend and de facto member of the Fitzpatrick family she holds the family together during
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Pam
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Brady has stayed away from his family for years. He had his heart broke and doesn't want to face the loss all the time so he stays busy working for SIEGE. He is a spy going on dangerous missions and his family doesn't know what he really does. Molly has always cared for Brady. She has been his best friend for years and his family treats her like one of them. She is also a member of SIEGE and while she knows what Brady does, he has no clue she is a member of SIEGE. When Brady's brother is killed ...more
Denise Van plew
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
If looking for a book chock full of adventure with romance in the jist of it all this is the one. Molly hunts down her best friend since forever to tell him some bad news in person. Brady has been working for Siege for quite a few years now staying away from friends a family alot due to his brother and the girl he marries thinking she was the one but too late met her while picking her up for said brother Chris who then proceeds to spring on family they were getting married. So Molly also works ...more
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life

I received an advance reader edition of this book from the author for the purpose of providing an honest review.

5 stars

I loved this book. The story grabbed me right away and I found myself having a hard time putting it down to do anything else. I love a book that can cause me to miss my bed time because I start doing the "I am going to read just 1 more chapter" routine. This book was that kind of book.

Brady and Molly have been best friends
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Tina
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by Natalie J. Damschroder and I truly enjoyed it. She has a great way of telling a story that includes mystery and suspense that I was hanging on to every detail until the very end. I will definitely be looking into other titles that she’s written.

What happens when you are in love with your best friend and he does not even know that you exist as someone he could fall in love with? Molly is about to find out.

Molly Byrnes and Brady Fitzpatrick have been
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Hearts Under Siege by Natalie J Damschroder

Does everyone work for SIEGE? Apparently! ;)

Molly Byrnes and Brady Fitzpatrick have been friends for a long time. Just friends. Love at first sight hits Brady hard but it's his brothers fiancé Jessica that he falls for so he distances himself from his family.
Molly and Brady both work for SIEGE, a clandestine organization and when the horrifying news comes that his brother has been killed in an accident, things aren't quite as they seem. Now Molly and
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Jasmyn
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm not usually a fan of military style romance, but I love Natalie Damschroder's other books and I'm so glad I took a chance on this one. SIEGE is a super secret spy agency - the type where the people working there don't even know who else is working there. Brady is out on assignment when news comes that his brother has died. No one can reach him but Molly, another agent of SIEGE and Brady's best friend from childhood. So the adventure starts with her tracking him down, but it doesn't stop ...more
Miriam
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***

Best friends. Co-spies. Lovers. Brady and Molly have it all, except the love and relationship they could have is obvious to everyone but Brady.

Twelve years ago, he fell head-over-heels in love with his brother Christopher's girlfriend. Since he couldn't pursue her, he did what he thought was best and pulled away from everyone, including Molly. That decision caused their friendship to shift drastically, but it didn't cause her feelings
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Jessie Johnson
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story, it starts out out kinda slow but it doesn't drag out and it isn't long before the mystery unfolds with a few twists that leaves you thinking I didn't see that coming. The heroine is Molly a smart mouth and kick butt type of girl that's been in love with her best friend Brady(groan) we all know getting out of the friend catagory much less the best pal one can be a dead end, good thing Brady isn't as dense as some males but it does take him some time to realize that ...more
Jenny
Holy hearts on fire!!!!!!!!

Hearts Under Siege blew me away!!

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I loved everything about this book - from start to finish.

Molly and Brady her childhood best friends.
Brady falls in love at first sight with his brother, Christopher's, girlfriend.
Brady can't control his feelings and the disappointment of knowing that he can never have her, so he distances himself from his family and his best friend, Molly.

Fast forward 12 years later...
Unexpected news of tragedy finds Molly chasing Brady down to
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ci
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
this was my first book by Natalie J. Damschroder...what took me so long?? I don't really know, but I plan to read more of her books.

Brady, Brady, Brady....sometimes I just wanted to really hurt you!! How is it that some guys just can't see what's right in front of them?? Brady thinks he's in love with his brother's (Chris) girlfriend (Jessica) turned wife, so he actually steps away from his family, friends, and immerses himself in his work.

Molly has been in love with Brady FOREVER, but of
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Amber
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ok, So I loved this one. I'll admit it did take me a bit to get into it but once I did I couldn't put it down. Lost of twists and turn and suspense. A very fun ride. There were plenty of moments where I wanted to grab the characters and just shake them. Brady especially. He is such a great guy but can be so blind as to what's in front of him. I adored Molly. She's very sarcastic and fun. A really strong women. She loves Brady so much and would do anything for him. Even at the cost of her own ...more
Nan Loyd
Feb 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely do not start this book late in the day if you want a good night's sleep. Or you don't want to end up in the wee hours of the morning groaning because you hate to put it down. I lasted until 4 a.m. when I finally had to give up and go to sleep!

From the very beginning (which elicits a snicker over a guy who won't take directions well while driving), you find everything that makes an excellent contemporary suspense with humor. You got your clueless-for-awhile hero, a saucy, smart (but
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Anne
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
The blurb gives a good synopsis of the story line and I don't want to give more details so the reader can be surprised.

I enjoyed the book and liked all the characters, particularly Molly who's love for Brady doesn't leave her not living her life and moping for him. She's moved on. The book teases us with a mention that Molly had to leave the traveling world of the music business for a home based music store after a while, but doesn't tell us why. I thought maybe there'd be a big surprise there,
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Megan
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
*eARC Provided by Entangled Publishing*

*4 Stars* Recommend book!

I really liked this book for the most part. I loved the whole bestfriend turns romance part of the book. I liked Molly and Brady together, but I still had iffy feelings about the whole Jessica Thing. I really didn't like her that much. I really wanted to smack Brady and tell him he's an idiot for not seeing what's in front of him. For the first part of the book he was "In love with Jessica" but then he suddenly isn't. I really
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Rosemary K
Feb 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Brady Fitzpatrick ran away from his family. He was in love with his sister-in-law, Jessica, and wanted her for his own. Now after a long estrangement, he has to go home. His forever friend, Molly Brynes, tracks him down and tells him that his brother is dead. Going home isn't easy. There are too many secrets and then there is Jessica. He works for a secret agency called SIEGE. What he didn't know is so did Chris and Molly. Was his brother murdered? Why such secrecy? This book is a combination of ...more
Sejla Kazaferovic
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Susan
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic book of suspense, mystery and romance! I loved being a part of each character's growing up and realizing how much more life can be. Molly has always been a part of the Fitzpatrick clan, including best friends with Brady. You have the story of that friendship becoming more - but the author made it believable and a page turner.
Both of them are a part of SIEGE - but Brady doesn't know Molly is. When life turns upside down with a family death, things start to unravel and go wild.
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Lori
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing intense story! It had so many twists and turns. I loved everything about Brady and Molly. Molly and Brady were such strong characters from the beginning. I loved that they were best friends since an early age and knew each other better than anyone. Molly was such a generous friend, always eager to give anything she had to Brady and his family. But I loved how she was not a pushover as well. Then there is Brady who left everything for a long time. You could feel the pain in each ...more
Jamie Casey
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I can honestly say I was skeptical at first but once I dove in I couldn't stop. Spy/thrillers aren't my usual nor preferred genre but I was happily surprised. I didn't put this down. I read it in one sitting (plagued by the flu) and I really enjoyed it. I didn't find it all predictable or cliched.

I felt so for poor Molly. My God,dude! Get a clue! I wanted to plant myself into the story just to smack him across the face, chest, and head and tell him not to be such an idiot. I mean you're a spy!
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Janet
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book had me reading well past my bedtime! It's an exemplary example of romantic suspense, well balanced and intricately plotted. The action and suspense do not suffer for the romance and the pacing is fast and furious. I'm hoping this might be part of a series because i really like the author's writing style. I am looking for more! Hearts Under Siege has compelling characters that experience growth through the story and tug your heart strings quite well. The story twists and turns make for ...more
Anduril
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it. A lot. I specially loved the heroine, and the fact that she recognized that she was jealous, and had petty feelings towards another woman. I loved her inner dialogues, and I could understand her feelings and actions completely. I loved the friends-to-lovers books, as I don't like insta-lust, and this kind of romances rely more on the personalities of the characters rather than how hot they are. And I thought the romance was developed beautifully, slowly, with certain distrust on her ...more
Pamela
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hearts Under Siege is an extremely well written romance/suspense novel. There were no proof reading or editing problems in the copy I received. This book was a very happy find for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The plot was original and fast paced, with enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. It ended with a satisfying HEA.

The characters were fully developed and I was especially happy to see a heroine portrayed as strong, intelligent and with good common sense.

I am so happy that I happened
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Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. She has had 22 novels, 7 novellas, and 16 short stories published by several publishers, most recently with Soul Mate Publishing, Entangled Publishing, and Carina Press.

Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her
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“Can you feel this" He flattened her hand on his chest. His heart thudded rapidly against her palm. "It always does this when you're near me. When you're not, I'm looking for you, feeling something missing. I'm not whole when you're not around. It took being with you again to discover how empty my life was without you in it."
- Brady Fitzpatrick”
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“She was strength and power and so many things he’d pretended for twelve years he didn’t miss, didn’t need.” 1 likes
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