NYC is exactly what scientist Blake Montgomery needs. A little decadence and a whoooole lot of anonymity, well away from the prying eyes of her charming, touristy small town of Swan Cove. Now, at the end of a whirlwind trip, she has one final thing to cross off her to-do list: a sexy fling. And the hot, green-eyed stranger at the Maine airport bar might be her perfect one-night stand. Until, of course, he shows up in her town the very next day.
Wyatt Keene is just an average guy—now. But four days ago, he was a black ops intelligence agent who spent fifteen years being someone—anyone—except himself. For one hot night, Blake makes him forget he’s supposed to start his life all over again…as himself. Talk about mission impossible.
Except suddenly Wyatt and Blake are not only stuck in the same town together, but also sharing the same office, and there’s no escaping their scorching hot chemistry. Wyatt’s trying to convince everyone, especially Blake, that he’s just a normal guy—whatever that means. But nothing spells danger like trying to start a relationship with an ex-spy who hasn’t quite left his old life behind…
Title: The (Ex) Spy Who (Maybe) Loved Me
Author: Christi Barth
Publication Date: February 28, 2023
Publisher: Entangled – Amara
Genres: Adult, Office Romance, Spy, Contemporary
A fun (ex) spy book for romance lovers everywhere!
I liked that the MMC was an ex-spy. The author did a great job of weaving it into his personality and how he lived his everyday life. For example, he was thinking about cameras in elevators and security in his house, etc. And there was a plausible explanation for him becoming a spy.
The FMC was a woman in STEM! That’s always a plus in a book. Blake navigated the woes that women face in a male-dominated industry as part of her journey in this book. We also were able to watch her begin to understand her feelings for Wyatt and everything that came with them.
You can’t go wrong picking up this book.
USA TODAY bestselling author Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series.
Christi can always be found either whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.