About Facing the Enemy
Lady Elise Henderson lives two separate lives. At home in Scotland, she’s the titled daughter of the Marquess of Roxbury, an heiress in her own right. In London, however, she’s Elise Taylor, a top MI6 operative for the “home office.” But when a devastating accident threatens to end her career, Elise is left with far too much time for self-reflection and the regret of a decision made long ago that features one man: fellow MI6 agent Harry Benson.
Harry Benson, the son of servants, has loved Elise for the better part of a decade. But life took them on separate journeys until their worlds converged once more. An immediate assignment to the Scottish Borders leaves Harry little time to make provisions for his small, rambunctious son, Sammy. Harry knows only one person he can rely on for the boy’s care—Elise. When Elise brings Sammy to her ancestral estate, she never imagines that a nemesis from her past looms in the shadows, hungry for revenge. Stalked at every turn, Elise and Harry discover that fighting their feelings for one another is futile, but can they survive long enough to get another shot at true love?
This book was one I didn’t want to stop reading. It was so well-written. And I just got sucked in. Plus I didn’t want to leave the characters in peril any longer than I had to.
I loved Elise. She has some hard news at the beginning of the book. And that really effects her through the whole thing. It’s something she constantly thought about. There was a certain part of the book where she decided that she would be okay with whatever was in store for her. And I loved that. We all need to figure out that we are going to be okay, even though things aren’t ever going to be perfect.
Harry is the kind of guy who wants to do whatever he can for his country. That is such a great thing. But he also has a little boy who needs a normal family life. I loved reading the parts with him and Sammy. He really was a great dad. I loved the way he cared for Elise, even when she didn’t want him to.
Sammy was so funny! I loved watching Elise trying to figure out what to do with him. And her family saying how like her he was.
The plot of this one is intense. It kept me interested and wondering just what was going to happen next. I loved this book! And I can’t wait for more.
I was sent an e-copy of Facing the Enemy as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.