She’s about to go undercover with her arch-nemesis…
From the outside, the gorgeous Freya Evandale seems like a quirky bookworm with a taco addiction. Most people would never guess she’s a proud drop-out of the FBI’s training academy and a highly-skilled computer nerd. These days, she’s happy as a private detective at Codex, specializing in stolen rare books.
That is until an old nemesis with an arrogant smirk and superhero shoulders ends up in her office.
Special Agent Sam Byrne is a tightly-wound workaholic with a secret…or ten. When a betrayal leaves him questioning his career with the Bureau, consulting for Codex seems like the perfect place to hide. But he certainly never expected to see Freya again. At the academy, their rivalry was legendary. And their sparring sessions resembled an actual battle, or worse… foreplay.
Now these enemies are forced to play nice as they go undercover to infiltrate a secret society. It’s a dangerous world of power, wealth, and shifting alliances. The higher the stakes, the harder it is to resist the true reason behind their rivalry. But surrendering to years of pent-up lust is a direct threat to their mission…and their safety.
Author’s Note: If smoldering enemies-to-lovers, volcanic repressed lust, secret tunnels, gun-toting bad guys, and delicious slow burns are your jam, Under the Rose is for you!
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Kathryn Nolan writes erotic romance novels and quick-and-dirty novellas. She loves a smart, strong heroine. She likes her heroes filthy-mouthed (and not afraid to bend a little).
And she’s all about that slow-burn sexual tension. When she’s not at her day job (which is top-secret) she enjoys feminism, foreplay and having her nose in a book.
She’s a morning writer, a bike commuter, and the world’s biggest X-Files fan.
*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. ***
Sam and Freya radiated a tremendous charm, an explosive and mind-blowing chemistry, melting my heart on the spot. It took only a few pages to be totally enraptured by this investigation.
These two had history for sure. Freya’s arch-nemesis, Sam, brought back her competitive streak and finding a balance by getting on the other’s nerves, pushing the other like no one else. Even after all these years, the flame was still there, burning more than ever.
Like a moth to a flame, attracted young souls who didn’t know how to accept what they really feel, just turning into hate but with this strong sexual tension… and oh my!
Infiltrating a secret society of underground book antiquities part was definitely interesting, to find back what was stolen and to bring it back. A thriving chase that would both put them in danger if they didn’t learn how to trust the other.
Throughout the book, this tension never ceases to intensify, while being undercover, and I’ve loved how they could be romantics with dirty minds. From bickering to smoking hot with a strong hint of romance in a few seconds!
I enjoyed Sam and Freya’s journey into finding their way back to each other, where they belong, finally showing all of them without any restraint.
A suspenseful, slow burn, steamy and action packed story. And I loved it! So much!