"From hatred on sight to lovers and more...but how much more?"

Special-Agent-in-Charge Caitlin Chaney is on her first, real SAC mission. Her first job: convince her reluctant partner that they have been married only six months and are madly in love in order to infiltrate a New Orleans casino. Jake LeFevre, FBI, card dealer-turned agent, doesn't want anything to do with New Orleans again, especially if it includes Caitlin Chaney. He's a loner, always has been and certainly doesn't want to be bossed around by an accountant on her first real undercover mission.

Arriving in New Orleans they quickly become involved in their new jobs, she in Accounting and he in Security at the Palais Pontchartrain. Someone is embezzling, and when someone blows the whistle her hands end up being all they found of her. Acting as CFO of the Palais is Jake's old lover, now called Angelique Andre, who has secrets of her own to hide.

Holding Her Own by Marie-Nicole Ryan is wonderfully written, the action in this book flows like the Louisiana bayou. Caitlin, Jake and all the other characters meld together in a plot that just keeps firing in all directions. Well worth the time - I read it in 2 1/2 hours!!!!

Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted July 5, 2008


Pretending to be newlyweds is a dangerous game…particularly if you’re falling in love.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Caitlin Chaney believes in doing things strictly by the book. It’s the only way to prove she’s earned her rank despite her father’s position in the federal government. Just her luck, she’s been teamed with an agent who’s known for following his instincts, not the rules. To her way of thinking, Agent Jake LeFevre is a screw up and bound to trash her operation—and career.

Jake is used to running undercover ops his way, and he’s not too happy with his new boss—an accountant, no less, whose undercover experience is limited at best. He needs a partner who can hold her own, not a prima donna.

At first the sparks that fly between them aren’t the good kind. From the very beginning, their cover as madly-in-love newlyweds at a New Orleans casino is tested to the max. But as they work together to find a missing whistleblower in a money-laundering scheme, their admiration grows to respect—and something more.

Then Jake discovers the casino CFO is someone he loved as a teenager. If the woman recognizes him, things could go sideways, and fast—and in a way that could leave their bodies—and hearts—in pieces.

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel

Warning - this title contains the following: hot nekkid sex, shower sex, an evil voodoo priestess, grisly remains in the bayou, graphic language and violence.

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Holding Her Own
by Marie-Nicole Ryan

Samhain Publishing
July 1, 2008
Available: July 15, 2008
ISBN #1605040681
EAN #9781605040684
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