Hard to Protect by Incy Black – REVIEW AND A GIVEAWAY

Some Black Op missions are too dark—even for him. 
hard to protect
HARD TO PROTECT
Black Ops Heroes #3
Incy Black
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Releasing March 20, 2017
Entangled Ignite

Some Black Op missions are too dark—even for him.

Volcanic hot and ambitious Special Agent Will Berwick doesn’t give a damn what his orders are, he’s not taking the enemy—the lovely, but arctic Dr. Angel Treherne—to bed. Nor will she die on his watch, most certainly not by his hand. Oh, he’ll root out her
secrets. But his own way—teaching her a much-deserved lesson while he’s at it:
that no one messes with his career plan just because they’re a little peeved with him.  

 
Caught up in a tangled web of deceit and betrayal, psychotherapist Angel trusts no one—certainly not alpha-cocky, cunning Will Berwick. First he’s hostile, then he’s charming, now he wants to protect her? Why? What’s he hiding? With her life—and heart—on the line, she needs to know. 
 
With the risks high and personal, can Will and Angel agree the dangerous choices they
must make?

 

tastytoursreview
This book was a quick read that can be read as a standalone even though it is the third book in this series. I have not read the previous two but after this one I might.
Angel and Will are not besties – by any means. They forced to work together in a very tense situation. They both have reasons from their past for them skeptical of others but together they find out they can handle the present. Will is every bit of a trained killer and has no problem keeping people at bay – but something about Angel and her Ice Queen front makes her stuck in his mind.
The chemistry between these characters is not an instantaneous fire but rather a slow burn. These two are not necessarily enemies but they aren’t friends either; the reader could tell that at first they just tolerated each other because of their work. It was entertaining to read how reluctant these two were to have to interact with each other – yet every time they do they break down a little more of the walls the other has built. This book is told in the third person so it helps to see views from both characters. It wasn’t a long book and I was so into the story that I didn’t want to put the book down. I will be going back and reading the first two books in the series to see what I might have missed.
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 What he wanted was an explanation as to why she’d nixed his return to active duty. He grinned, instead. “You seem more piqued than usual by my silence, Doc. Pre-menstrual tension?”
No flinch. No sharp intake of breath. She didn’t even blink. But the sudden chill she threw damn near caused his balls to retract.
Then, like an assassin’s blade in the dark, she sliced. “Suffered any symptoms of impotency since your injury, Berwick?”
Perversely, his groin heated. Well, apparently, if he wasn’t going to dignify her surprising and utterly unprofessional counter-challenge with a response, his dick would. Odd, when to-date, this woman hadn’t stirred so much as an extra pulse-throb from him.
Not that she was unattractive. On the contrary, her classical beauty could launch ships. Flawless bone-structure. Complexion creamy, lustrous as a pearl. Fathomless grey eyes intent enough to make a man’s soul hum. Wide mouth. Generous lips, blush-pink and ripe. Hinting at dirty.
Her demeanor though—do-not-touch frigid.
Jesus, if someone had told him a Nordic God had carved her out of ice and then had second thoughts about getting close enough to breathe some warmth into her for fear of forevermore ejaculating snowflakes, he wouldn’t have argued.
Without breaking eye contact, he vaguely imagined what she might look like with that tight French braid of hers loosened, the tips of her breasts peeking through the untidy fall of blond tresses, as she lay naked, writhing beneath his hands.
And gave himself a mental slap.
Never going to happen. No way would he take this female to bed. Even if he survived the encounter, he doubted she would. Someone, or something, had damaged her. No woman wrapped herself in that many layers of frost without good reason. She may have crossed him, and for that she would pay, but he didn’t want to break her, for Christ’s sake.
He’d shattered Diana, and in return her death—suicide—had shattered him. A joyride through hell he preferred not to repeat.
No, he’d cajole the whereabouts of Treherne’s brother from her in a way that didn’t require physical contact or, at least, not deep physical contact. The odd affectionate caress he’d allow, purely as a sign of friendship. He had a feeling she could do with an ally. “What would have to happen for you to agree to have dinner with me?”
“Both ice caps would have to melt.”
He choked back, Well, you would know, and widened his grin. To hell with his reservations. This wintery beauty shared none of Diana’s frailty. The Doc could take care of herself.
Game on.
To escape the frenzy of three children aged under 4 years, two mad dogs and four
very odd cats, Incy Black committed to a law degree (University College, London), first to piss off those who said she didn’t stand
a chance, and second, because she’s never learned to walk a hill when there are
mountains to be climbed.
 
When not fighting injustice and righting wrongs on ‘Planet Incy’ via her love of
writing romantic action adventures, she works as a Marketing Director…also cook, cleaner and homemaker.
Living in the UK’s West Country, her (now five) children are well versed in what
scares her (most things) and delight in pushing her neurotic buttons—at their peril.
 
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