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Her Enemy Protector

(Tempt Me #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  74 reviews
By-the-book secret agent Lucas Bendtsen will do anything to keep his country safe—even if that means blackmailing the stepdaughter of a notorious mobster who is about to sell guns to a group of terrorists. The plan? He'll pose as her fiancé in order to access her stepfather's guarded compound and find out the location of the arms deal. The problem? Despite her reputation a ...more
ebook, 205 pages
Published November 14th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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This is the second book in the Tempt Me series by this author, the first one being ‘His Undercover Princess’ which I’ve also enjoyed reading and reviewed. I actually think it is beneficial to have read the books in sequence as many of the characters are in both stories and the events from the first story impinge on this one. In this story, the secret service of Elskovia, the Silver Knights, have uncovered a plot to bring in munitions for an armed uprising against the newly re-installed monarchy. ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Well, this was fun and entertaining. However, it didn't really captivate me or wow me at any point. Even the suspenseful portion of the story was just kinda there and happening, but I had no hmmmmmmmm moments.

These are the hardest stories to review. Because even tho the couple is thoroughly enjoyable and their romance is entertaining, the back-drop to their story really is not. So I always end up with mixed feeling on how to review. I'm very much middle of the road with this book. Nothing reall
2.5 stars

Was a bit jumbled beginning with some confusion because I didn't read the first in the series and I couldn't quit place the fictional country and the who and what of their MI-6 like organization.
This is a little bit of a wham-bam, thank you, ma'ma with some insta-lust and a suspense storyline that you maybe don't want to examine too closely.
This started out very...odd. Jarring to say the least because of the strange fictional place it’s set in—somewhere in the Atlantic, nearer Scandinavia than North America that’s a monarchy—which I couldn’t get my head around at all because it sort of straddles some alternate universe that’s still supposed to be contemporary enough that I should be able to relate to it.

Fictional geography and made-up countries aside, ‘Her Enemy Protector’ champions instant love, or at least, combustible lust wher
Nov 15, 2016 rated it liked it
A love story born out of necessity and strengthened by high stress situations. This is a good, quick read that you will enjoy. I have not read the first book, but the second one was fine as a stand alone to me. I will go back and read the first because I think I'll like it and I hope there are more to come.

Lucas is the head of a government agency and his asset is the daughter of a crime boss. They are thrown together over an arms deal and a little brother who is constantly in trouble.

Ruby is t
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Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

This is a dangerously sexy read. Lucas is definitely delish and has the edge of danger to him. He had a past that is shady but he rose above it and is now the head of the Silver Knights. When first meeting him it seems he is tough as nails and only thinks of protecting his queen and country. As the story unfolds you see he has a heart and is conflicted. The ending really takes your heart and has it in limbo for awhile. He shows us what heartache and love
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in this series. The main characters from book one make appearances, so you would be more familiar with everyone if you read book one first, but it isn't necessary.

Lucas is in charge of the Silver Knights military and will do whatever is necessary to protect his country. He blackmails Ruby into pretending to be his fiance in order to gain information from her dangerous mobster stepfather. Neither Lucas nor Ruby are looking for a relationship, however the more time they sp
Denise Van plew
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This one by this author has a ingredient I love a secret agent. This makes for thrilling reading and when it is mixed with romance oh boy. This one centers around Lucas and Ruby. Lucas will have his hands full with not just his mission. As the two go along he will get his heart full with her being the key. She too has a difficult mission of her own with combined giving us some danger and drama that pulls us to the edge. She will seep the heat in this causing them to go in a direction you have to ...more
Stephanie (Jump)
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
So I hopped onto my next Avery Flynm book, and sadly I enjoyed The Negotiator more. Spy novels are challenging to write, they have to be convincing, and this one was just not that believable.

This world class crime boss with his own island who is distrusting by nature, would let his step daugther (whom he had never bonded with) bring a fiancée he has never heard of with his daughter, and leave his room unbugged. This boss is supposedly attached to his phone 24/7 but then leave his phone unattend
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fast-paced steamy romance teeming with high-stakes action!

“I’m not the kind of girl who ends up with the good guy. I’m the crime boss’s daughter.”

Her Enemy Protector is the second book in the Tempt Me series and takes place after the events of His Undercover Princess. We are back in the world of Elskov and I couldn’t be more excited. Eloise is now sitting upon the throne as the rightful heir. Major Lucas Bendtsen, aka the Earl of Moad, is the leader of the Silver Knights who have sworn to se
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Her Enemy Protector is the second book in the Tempt Me series and takes place after the events of His Undercover. Elskov is again being reigned by the rightful heir to the throne, but her loyal Silver Knights continue to protect her at all costs, especially because the throne usurpers are still plotting behind the scenes and claim revenge on the queen and those who support her. Major Lucas Bendtsen, now bestowed with the titl
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars

"Her Enemy Protector" is the first book by Avery Flynn I have read. There is another book "His Undercover Princess" that comes before this one and contains many of the same characters. Not having read that one I was a little confused at the beginning of the book. From the blurb I was expecting something like an FBI guy and a mafia daughter of some sort. So when a fictional island with a queen and a secret "Silver Knight" society was thrown at me I had to reset my thinking. Once I figure
A Klue
No lengthy review is required for this one, folks. Simply put, I enjoyed it, and if you like a cloak and dagger, enemies to lovers romantic read taking place in a criminal mob type setting where the hero will do whatever it takes to save his country from an impending attack, then you likely will, as well.

The majority of the story line revolves around the main couple playing fake fiance under the same roof as her controlling, mafioso stepdad. The writing flowed and kept me engaged the whole time
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Her Enemy Protector is the latest Avery Flynn romance, and part of the Tempt Me series. The story centers around secret agent Lucas Bendtsen, who will do anything for his country. Including blackmailing a local mob bosses stepdaughter into a fake engagement so he can get the goods on dear old dad, and put him away once and for all. That's the plan, but when do plans ever go off without a hitch? Lucas Bendtsen is about to discover that even the best laid plans can go awry.

I thought this premise w
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I just love a story where enemies can’t help themselves and fall in love it really gives me peace of mind that maybe there is still hope for this world. There isn’t anything that Lucas will not do for his county to keep it safe and his queen on the throne. With the threat of an over throw and guns being sold to terrorists his worst nightmare might come true. He comes up with a plan to fake an engagement he can get close to those who are selling and put a stop to it. He just has to get the mobs d ...more
Drama packed romantic suspense that does have a HEA and can be read as a standalone

Her Enemy Protector was my first read by this author so I had no idea what to expect but overall I liked the book. The books is a suspenseful romance with plenty of drama and action between two people set in a fictional and rather unusual location.

The book is told from both Lucas’s and Ruby’s perspectives, giving a wider understanding of both characters and their thoughts. From the moment these two reasonably lik
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
This story started out sort of confusing for me but once I got it all figured out, it ended up being a good read. I always enjoy Avery Flynn's books so for me this was a no brainer if I was going to read it or not!

Lucas is a member of the Silver Knights that is a secret society in the fictional town of Elskov. They are in charge of protecting the King and Queen as well as the town. Lucas is determined to stop an illegal weapon sale by a famous mobster. His plan is to get to his stepdaughter, Rub
Kari Hansen
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lucas is the Earl of Moad and the leader of the Silver Knights. When he gets wind of an arms deal that places both the Queen and Elskov in danger he will use any means necessary to stop it and that includes blackmailing jewelry designer Ruby.

When Lucas requests a business meeting Ruby believes that this could be exactly what her business needs however she soon finds out that she was brought there under false pretenses. In order to protect her brother she must go against her stepfather and preten
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ruby was blackmailed into helping Luke save elskov from an arms deal. Luke was the leader of black nights, whom you met in the first book (each is a standalone) his under cover princess, Ruby is the step daughter of a crime boss and the black knights decide to use her.

There is a lot of chemistry, which of course Luke and Ruby try to fight, intrigue, capers and suspense in this story. Avery Flynn keeps you guessing and wanting more. This was another great read . Cannot wait for the next book in t
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. It has taken me a very long time to read this book. I had started it a long time ago but wasn’t really drawn in. However, I decided to finally give it a shot. I actually loved this. The story finally pulled me in and I ended up shedding some tears but it was worth it give it a shot.
Susan Jackson
Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it
The falling in love part happened a bit too fast for me but if you just roll with it - it was enjoyable.
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lucas and Ruby seem complete opposites on paper, but as they are forced to spend time together on as part of Lucas' mission, they both discover there is more than meets the eye. Their attraction is instant, the chemistry is great and their close proximity along with the danger they are in makes the insta-love real for me. There is a lot going on in the story and there were some things that seemed like they were mistakes, but that may be because I was reading an ARC. Overall an entertaining read ...more
Elizabeth Neal
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Lucas has come a long way from being looked down upon as the son of an addict mother and an unknown father. Now he's not only living under a different name, but also the newly anointed Earl of Moad. He's also about to add blackmailer to that list. His target is the sexy stepdaughter of a mobster, Rolf, and Lucas is willing to do what he needs to in order to protect his country. The leverage to convince her will be her brother, Jasper.

Ruby, a jewelry designer, knows two things. One i
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bitch-tits
An exciting, well written suspenseful romance novel that I could not put down once I started reading. Highly recommend!
A special agent and the stepdaughter of a mobster. A good combination for this romantic suspense novel.

Lucas is the head of a secret agency and he has just inherited the title of an Earl. His life hasn't always been easy but this job is his life. He would do anything for his queen and country.

Ruby is the stepdaughter of Rolf, a dangerous mobster. She is a talented jewel designer who has built herself quite the reputation of being a "femme fatale" but nothing is as it seems.

Lucas has to stop R
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ruby Macintosh has grown up in a dangerous crime family with her stepfather at the head. She hasn't wanted anything to do with any of it, but her stepfather won't let her disappear, he holds her mother and brother over her head. Ruby knows that only a fool would double cross the organization, but when she falls into a trap, she gets caught up in another organization who grabs control of her. Lucas Bendtsen will do anything to keep his queen and country safe, and that means blackmailing the stepd ...more
Scarlett Ian
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The premise of this book was not a new one - the idea of a fake engagement to get what one (or sometimes both) individuals want. The blackmailing aspect was a little new - but we generally know how these things end: the two people end up falling for each other and realize they have deeper feelings towards one another. What makes each version of this tale different & intriguing are the characters - Ruby was not your typical mobster's daughter (or step in this case) and Lucas was not your typi ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Major Lucas Bendtsen, now the Earl of Moad, has come a long way from the streets of the small Kingdom of Elskov to spymaster. His latest mission is “Operation Family Jewels” (groan, snort!), and he has to lure Ruby Macintosh, mobster Rolf Macintosh’s stepdaughter. Rolf appears to be in collusion with Gregers Henriksen, whose aim is to destroy Elskov. Lucas needs to get close to Rolf and will do whatever it takes to protect his country. Lucas’ cover will be to ask Ruby, a jewellery designer, to d ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
3-3.5 stars.

Much like the previous book, I found this one to be an entertaining read, though I didn’t quite love these two together.

Here we have Lucas and Ruby. We saw just a tiny bit of him in the previous book and we knew he was badass, lol. In this book he truly showed himself to be an ass, plain and simple. The guy was a jerk and I really wanted to punch him.

Ruby found herself to be between a rock and a hard place when it came to accepting Lucas’ deal. She truly cared for her family, so not
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready to take another trip to Elskov? Good, because Avery Flynn is back with the second book in the Tempt Me Series and this time it’s we get to see the hotter than the sun head of the Silver Knights Lucas fall hard for the last woman he expected in Ruby. The woman who he needs to blackmail to help save his country.

I loved this book. So much that I’ve devoured it twice since I laid my greedy little hands on it. It was so much fun to see the serious Lucas match wits and skill with Ruby th
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