In the Line of Duty, Book 5
by Cathryn Fox
With a little help—and a little kink—from her friend, she might just get her man.
Skylar Redmond’s Sky Bar is regularly wall-to-wall hot soldiers. Yet she is alone—and getting tired of it. Forget about finding a man who’ll rock her world in the bedroom. She’ll settle for a guy who’s stable, kind and compassionate. Too bad that guy still sees her as the pigtailed girl from their youth, not the strong woman she is today. But maybe, with a little help, that’ll change.
As an ex-military field ambulance technician, Matt James excels at performing under pressure. Pretending to be interested in Skylar to help her capture the attention of his best friend? Piece of cake—because he won’t be faking it. He’s been in love with her since their school yard days, but never pushed it. She deserves someone who can offer her more.
A touch leads to a kiss, and a kiss to a night that throws a kink—or three—into Sky’s plan. Leaving her wondering if she’s going for the wrong man…and letting the right one slip through her fingers.
Warning: This book contains a girl with her eyes on the wrong prize, and a half-cocked plan—but definitely not a half-cocked hero.
This series is one of my absolute favorites. As soon as I see that there is a new book I pick it up without even looking at the blurb – don’t care, I know it will be good 🙂 And Fox doesn’t let me down with her latest.
Matt has to be one of my favorite heroes. He’s smart, caring, sensitive, hard-working, a good friend … and has been silently in love with one of his best friends forever. Unfortunately he also has a little inferiority complex – thinks that he’s not good enough for her until he becomes a doctor – so he’s willing to help her catch the attention of their other best friend instead. Even if it breaks his heart.
I like Sky as well. Too often with this kind of book, she would have been so oblivious to Matt and his appeal that it would be painful – concentrating instead on the one she thinks she wants. Here though it’s a more fluid process as she starts to see her old friend as more, but of course miscommunication and assumptions make for complications. She has some help from her friends but it is very hard to take that step to something more with Matt and potentially ruin a friendship that means so much to both of them.
There is always a warning with the In the Line of Duty series because they are fabulously spicy. Matt has a little kink to him which adds a little steam to a beautifully romantic and touching story – nothing to be too concerned about as long, though, as you like your romances hot 🙂