The Invincibles Series #7
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release date: 6th May 2021
He’s an undercover double agent.
She’s his partner’s younger sister.
Together, they’re INVINCIBLE.
Undercover for years, I learned one thing: be careful who you trust. Now, I need to know who’s killing our best operatives. Back on the ranch, I can uncover the secrets, while proving myself to everyone who doubts the truth. But Flynn Wheaton knows more, feels more, than meets the eye. She’s the first truth I’m going to conquer…
Pain hidden by kindness. He’s the perfect mystery, the rugged and inked man with secrets to unfold. He may be my brother’s partner, but I plan to know more, uncover it all. When my life is threatened, there’s only one thing I want to know, Will I finally get IRISHED?
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“You must be Irish,” said the man who got out of the helicopter and waved at Doc before he drove way. “I’m Naughton.”
“Nice to meet you and thanks for this.”
“Don’t thank me, I never get the chance to fly this thing. In fact, if there’s anywhere else you want to go before we head to the ranch, just say the word.”
“I don’t suppose this thing would get me to Colorado.”
“You’re right, it won’t, but one of my brother’s planes probably would.”
I doubted I could go even if I wanted to. Until Harris was well enough to be questioned, there was still the matter of no one knowing we’d returned to the States. I looked over at Doc’s brother. Obviously, his family knew. Maybe later I’d ask Doc if we could read Buck in. If so, I would do everything I could to get back to Flynn.
“It’s a quick flight,” Naughton said, handing me a headset. “But it’s a beautiful one. I’ll fly you past a couple of local landmarks that are only a little out of the way.”
The first was Hearst Castle, which I’d heard of but never visited. “Believe me, it is way more impressive from up here than it is walking through it,” he said as he circled to go back down the coast.
“That’s Morro Rock you see off in the distance. Something else that is better seen from the sky than on foot. Let’s just say that seals aren’t very good housekeepers.”
“It really is spectacular from up here. All of it.” I waved my hand in the direction of the rolling hills we were flying over.
“We’ll be at the ranch in about fifteen. Relax and enjoy the rest of the ride.”
“That was quick,” I said when we landed.
“Kade probably warned you that our mother was anxious to meet you, otherwise, I might’ve shown you a few more of the sights.”
“I can’t wait to meet her.”
Naughton laughed. “I hope he warned you not to eat before you came.”
“He did. So did your father.”
I removed the headset and handed it to him.
“Listen, I don’t know a lot of detail about what my brother does. Hell, up until a couple of years ago, I thought my father was nothing besides a vineyard owner who liked to dabble in technology. But, I do know that my parents are laying out the red carpet for you. So whatever it is you’ve done, I want to thank you for your service.”
I wasn’t sure what to say and then I thought about something Doc had said earlier. “You’re welcome.”
When the blades wound down and I climbed out, I saw someone who looked familiar walking toward me.
“Stella? What are you doing here?”
She walked up and put her arm through mine. “I heard you and I have been relieved of duty.”
“Oh yeah? I thought Doc was going to let me decide for myself.”
“I think you’ll agree once you see the present I brought you.”
“Did you get me my own airplane so I can fly back to Colorado.”
“Sadly, no. But once you see what it is, I doubt you’ll want to anyway.”
“You’re right.” I removed my arm from Stella’s and rushed toward the best gift life had given me walking toward me.
My ARC Review:
This was my first read by Heather, but this is the 7th book in this Invincibles series, which while can be read as a standalone I thought I would have got to grips with it better had I read some of the others first.
This book is split into two parts.
Part one is all about Irish and Flynn and their past and what happened in their life, and part two is set in the present and is the story of what is happening now.
We learn about Paxton, aka Irish, having worked for the CIA and about his missions over the years, and his personal agenda of trying to find out who and why all the undercover agents were being murdered. We learn that Flynn was brought up by an angry father who had no time for her, raising her like her brothers and not as a girl. She was bullied at school and college for her weight issues, and only finds solace in cooking on the ranch they own. She has never had a relationship with a boy.
In the present, Irish is moved to a fellow agent’s ranch for protection, Flynn just happens to be the follow agent’s sister. They meet and have an instant attraction, but there is 15 yrs in age and a whole world of difference between them. They are still in a full scale operation whilst at the ranch, but there is a little time for a touch of romance between them.
This book was all about the investigation and finding the connection between the murders and whittling down the suspects. Not much in the way of action or romance at all really, this was all secondary to the story line. There were way too many characters and situations for me really, not having read any of the other books and I found it difficult to keep up with what was going on. The best part of the book for me were the final few chapters when it all came together and the romance with Flynn and Irish blossomed.
Heather Slade gave herself the gift of writing a book for her own birthday one year. Thirty-plus books later (and counting), she’s hit a couple of best-seller lists and has had the time of her life. For Slade, the joy is in the writing, but nothing makes her happier than hearing from a reader who tells her that she’s made her laugh or cry or gasp or hold her breath or stay up all night because she can’t put one of her books down.
The women she writes are self-confident, strong, with wills of their own, and hearts as big as the Colorado sky. The men are sublimely sexy, seductive alphas who rise to the challenge of capturing the sweet soul of a woman whose heart they’ll hold in the palm of their hand forever. Add in a couple of neck-snapping twists and turns, a page-turning mystery, and a swoon-worthy HEA, and you’ll be holding one of Slade’s books in your hands.
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