Rose D. (RoZ400) reviewed Around-the-Clock Protector (Ultimate Heroes) (Harlequin Intrigue, No 1040) on
Carson Nash had been tasked with an important mission: resuce a fellow CIA agent and make sure she was safely delivered for questioning. But he never anticipated that agent would be Ava Ross, a woman with whom he shared one forbidden night...before she disapeared without a trace. Seeing Ava and discovering she had no memories of the last few months was like losing her all over again. Now amid dodging bullets, helping Ava unlock the past was their best chance at survival. And Carson's only chance a\of reclaiming what was his.
Carson Nash saves Ava Ross from russians in a mission mission with his team (a CIA rescue operation). He's shocked to find that Ava is who he rescued because she was supposed to have died in a plane crash 4 months ago. Now she's alive, with little memory of the last 4 months, and pregnant - with HIS baby!
OK. I believed in the romance between the two characters here and saw reasons for their attraction. There was more showing then telling and I liked Ava in particular. I was somewhat annoyed at the "raging" lust Carson keeps feeling for Ava though, even when she's unconscious and beaten and he just rescued her. Time and a place buddy. There were also big plotholes (or maybe I missed something and was just confused), like exactly how Ava wasn't on the plane when it crashed and how she had amnesia and didn't know who she was but walked around free without going to the police? I feel like I missed something? Did I? Finally - I didn't like this sentence: "Ava relaxed, letting the total-man-dominance thing sweep her into ecstacy". Total-man-dominance thing...?