Monday, June 6, 2022

Review: Facing the Enemy by Paige Edwards



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?

My Thoughts:

Facing the Enemy is a romantic suspense and spy thriller in one. Lady Elise and Harry Benson are MI6 agents who are helping one another on one of Harry's cases. They are also both fighting their continued attraction to one another versus just wanting to give in to it.

Elise is a true-blue Lady of nobility and Harry, her true love, was of the servant class. His parents worked for hers. They didn't think their relationship would work back then, now Elise has been given some devastating news that not only will affect her as an agent, but for the rest of her life. She thought having a family was a natural course of events, now it may be too late. She certainly can't saddle Harry to a life with her now.

Harry loves Elise. Always has and after his failed first marriage does not want anyone else but her. But he is on a crucial undercover mission that not even his own familial emergencies can get him out of. He needs Elise to watch his young son, Sammy, who can be more than a handful.

The setting was fun and their witty banter with one another with the Scottish dialect was very mood setting. Will these two ever see one another as the best decision for each other or keep going their separate unhappy ways? I liked the title of this story as there was more than just one enemy, they had to face and overcome.

I received a copy of this novel from Covenant Communications through Interviews and Reviews. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

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