Slade Security is hot on the heels of a dangerous terrorist group, and it’s up to Trent Larson, former Navy SEAL, to infiltrate the group’s cover organization. When he meets receptionist Chloe Baker, he knows he’s found the perfect way in. Trent has no problem getting close to Chloe—but he wasn’t counting on the sensuous curves hidden beneath Chloe’s baggy clothes. Or his inexplicable need to protect her.
Chloe Baker has always been too trusting—first with her alcoholic father and then with her ex-fiancé. Moving to San Diego gave her the chance to put Sam behind her and get her father the medical care he needs. When Trent Larson, with his ocean-blue eyes and sun-streaked hair, walks into her life, Chloe agrees to a date. But soon she begins to wonder if there’s more to this sexy stranger than meets the eye…
Trent knows he’s playing a dangerous game. He can’t deny his simmering attraction to Chloe. But when she finds out who he really is, will their romance go down in flames?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: His Innocent Lover
Series: Slade Security Team #3
Author: Leslie North
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 30, 2022
My Rating: 4.5 stars
His Innocent Lover brings the Slade Security Team series (trilogy) to a close. With the danger still on high alert back in Jawhara, the team still needs to find a way to infiltrate the non-profit organization that is believed to be the money behind the attacks. At the office of the Guardians of the World, Trent believes he just might have a way in. It’s not a role he actually enjoys playing for he’d much rather be in the middle of the action but this time a more subtle approach is needed. And so Trent, the surfer dude, makes his appearance once again. It’s uncanny how easily Trent (or his twin Travis) can slip into that persona at a second’s notice. Trent’s attraction to the receptionist, Chloe, is unexpected yet he won’t back away from it but will use it to garner information for right now he’s not sure if Chloe is an enemy or friend.
Chloe really is as innocent as she seems. She’s had a rough life in many ways and now has left the comfort of her home to travel to San Diego as her father needed medical care. Her temporary job as a receptionist is only a stop-gap measure until his health is better. One surfer dude will catch her off-guard and send her on an adventure of a lifetime… and perhaps into a forever love as well.
I had fun with Trent and Chloe in His Innocent Lover. The danger has ratcheted up significantly and we finally get answers as to who and why the attacks happened. I adored Chloe and Trent both individually and definitely as a couple. We’ll get to see other familiar faces, and watch as two unlikely people find their match in each other. Their story is full of danger, sizzling chemistry, some vile villains, and the comaradity of people who work smoothly together. If you love a solid romance that will have you glued to the pages, a couple to root for, and all the emotions you could wish for then this story and this series would be perfect for you.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
Available for the Kindle as this series is currently in KU