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ALL OR NOTHING – Catherine Mann
Brotherhood , Book 2
Harlequin Desire #2203
Monte Carlo, Monaco and West Africa
– Present Day
It's been three years since Jayne Hughes walked away from
her billionaire husband, Conrad Hughes, and she figures it's time they divorce.
However, Conrad has been refusing to sign the divorce papers, so Jayne knows the
only way to get his attention is to show up at his casino in Monte Carlo. She's
barely plunked down her expensive engagement ring on the blackjack table when
Conrad appears at her side and whisks her to his apartment. He makes it clear
that he doesn't want a divorce, yet he won't tell Jayne the truth about why he
was so secretive while they were together. In her book, nothing has changed
Conrad can't tell Jayne the truth, that he works
undercover for Interpol from time to time. By not revealing this to her, he is
protecting her, especially as there are people out there who want to eliminate
Conrad. Yet he can't just let Jayne walk away because he still cares for her and
feels he can protect her by having her under his roof. But his secrets still
create a wall between them. When his boss shows up just as Conrad and Jayne are
about to make love (yeah, bad timing), she learns the truth—and that she has
apparently now been targeted by the bad guys because she is Conrad's Achilles
heel. There is only one thing for Conrad to do and that is to whisk Jayne off to
his isolated African home, where they are safe from the outside world and very
The best way to describe Conrad Hughes is to imagine if
James Bond was married and kept his secret life from his bride. As savvy as
Conrad is in nabbing the bad guys, he has failed miserably in keeping Jayne
happy. She wants answers, and he can't give them to her for risk of exposing his
cover as the billionaire casino owner in Monte Carlo. As a teenager, Conrad was
sent away to a military school where he connected with the principal who later
recruited him and some of the other students for covert Interpol assignments.
Conrad gets a thrill out of the activities, yet doesn't want to expose Jayne to
any possible harm, something that could happen if he lets her know the truth.
But that all comes apart when his own boss spills the beans. Now Conrad will do
anything to protect her.
Jayne is a nurse and first met Conrad after he
broke his ankle. A whirlwind courtship and elopement seemed like a fairytale for
her, but soon she began to realize that Conrad wasn't telling her everything.
Her own father cheated on her mother, so this was the first thing that came to
mind when Conrad started hiding his activities. Jayne walked away and has built
a new life as a hospice nurse. While she's not currently involved with anyone
else, she wants to put Conrad behind so that she can finally move on. When she
learns of the truth behind his secrets, she's both angry at his keeping the
secret and scared that his life is constantly in danger. Their sudden trip to
Africa reveals a new side of Conrad to Jayne, and it soon becomes impossible for
her to ignore the passion that's still there between them. But can a rekindled
love life help them get past the lack of trust?
A passionate read that
will have readers eagerly turning the pages to find out what happens next, ALL
OR NOTHING is another exciting tale penned by the talented Catherine Mann. If
you love sexy handsome superspies, then look no further than Conrad Hughes in
ALL OR NOTHING. The question isn't whether Jayne will fall back in love with her
husband, but whether they can make things work out. Find out for yourself.
Since Conrad in ALL OR NOTHING is much like James Bond, I got to thinking...what fictional character would you like to be paired with in your fantasy? It can be from a movie, book or television show...whatever, as long as your hero is fictional.
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