As far as Willow Pierce is concerned, her husband, secret agent Jack Pierce, died two years ago, so why should her handsome new neighbor remind her so much of her late husband, and what exactly should she do about it?
Two years ago, secret agent Jack Pierce was nearly killed in an explosion on foreign soil, and by the time he made it back, barely alive, he’d been declared dead and already mourned by his wife, Willow. Jack, for once, did the right thing and let his tenderhearted ‘widow’ continue to believe he was dead, freeing her to find a new love and a new life uncomplicated by his deadly undercover work. After undergoing intensive reconstructive surgery to heal his wounds, he’s resurrected as a smoother, handsomer version of himself, completely unrecognizable. But now, his would-be assassin and archnemesis, a terrorist known as the Rooster, has heard rumors that Jack is alive, and he’s going after Willow. What better way to make certain Jack is well and truly dead than to go after his Achilles’ heel, his love for his wife? Now Jack is undercover and under wraps, and he’ll play the biggest role of his life—convincing his wife and his enemy that he’s Con Russo rather than Jack Pierce. Even if, suddenly, he doesn’t really want to be. And when the mission gets more complicated, the Rooster’s activities get more dangerous and Willow becomes more convinced that Jack is, indeed, her husband, well, what’s a guy to do but come clean and save the day—as well as his girl. Robinson pens a fun, fluffy read that combines secret-agent elements with a generally compelling romance in this third installment of her Agent Ex line. Cute characters and a plot that could be easily mishandled, but for the most part hangs together, create a successful frame for a good story, supported by smooth writing and fun, quirky details that add texture to an entertaining concept. A few small inconsistencies, but overall, a light, engaging read.
Secret agents, mysterious identities and a love that just won’t die make for a sweet, clever escape from reality.