We’ve seen the In the Line of Duty series before with His Best Friend’s Girl, His Moment to Steal, His Taste of Temptation, and His Trouble in Tallulah. This is definitely one of those series where I pick up a new book without caring what its about because I know I will love it!
In The Line of Duty Series, Book 6
by Cathryn Fox
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
They made one beautiful mistake. The consequences could haunt them for life.
From the moment the Nelson brothers took a lonely young girl from the wrong side of the tracks under their wing, Rachel Andrews loved them both with all her heart. But it was James who won her hand.
Now widowed, she’s trying to pick up the pieces for her daughter’s sake as well as her own, but once again loneliness is her closest friend—until James’s brother comes back to town. The man she secretly wishes had asked her first.
Army ammunitions expert Kyle Nelson would rather face live fire than face the raw reminder that the woman he loved chose his brother over him, but he’s tired of running. And ready to step up to be the man everyone needs him to be—especially the young niece he’s never met.
As time runs short before Kyle ships out again, the desire Kyle and Rachel have suppressed breaks free in a fiery rush. Tempting her to reveal a secret that could give him a reason to stay—or burn their love to ash.
Warning: Contains a hot military man who will steal your panties as well as your heart.
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I can’t say enough about this series. The characters are always interesting, the bedroom door is wide open & HOT, and the plot is well paced & interesting. Fox’s men are all strong, stand up guys – with good hearts, hard bodies and strong minds. They are smart, sexy and dedicated to each other, their loved ones and what they feel is right.
And of course Kyle isn’t any different. He’s sacrificed a lot for his brother, including the woman he loved. Now that his brother is gone, it’s become harder to resist her. Or her daughter.
Rachel is hiding a big secret from Kyle (although I’m pleased that Fox made it a recent secret, because I don’t[ know that I would have liked her as much if it had been known all along). She’s always had feelings for him and now that he’s back in her life, she’s afraid that it might send him running.
I loved seeing the two of them get close again after so many years apart. The have long-held feelings that need to be brought out into the open but both are afraid of what it could mean – Rachel thinks it could be too much for him and he’s carrying guilt over his brother. It’s all so complicated but addressed very nicely and without being overly emotional.
My only issue, and I’ve said this before, is that I’m a little icked out by the idea of brothers being with the same girl. I’m an only child so I don’t know if having siblings would change anything but to me it’s just … well, weird to think about. I mean there’s just something about both of you having been naked with the same woman that just asks for comparison and … ugh, I don’t know it’s just strange to me. But that’s a personal issue and I think Fox handles it very well. I just kinda blocked that part out and enjoyed the rest of it since I know it is just a hangup of mine and not necessarily a problem for everyone 🙂
Fantastic heroes, strong women who love them, and romantic complications without a whole lot of drama add up to fantastic books that I just have a hard time putting down.
New York Time and USA Today Bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a multi published author in the romance genre under two pen names. Cathryn is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.
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