About the Book:
Title: Facing the Enemy
Series: Roxbury Heirs #1
Author: Paige Edwards
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: April 4th, 2022
Lady Elise Henderson lives two separate lives. At home in Scotland, she’s the titled daughter of the Marquess of Roxbury, an heiress in her own right. In London, however, she’s Elise Taylor, a top MI6 operative for the “home office.” But when a devastating accident threatens to end her career, Elise is left with far too much time for self-reflection and the regret of a decision made long ago that features one man: fellow MI6 agent Harry Benson.
Harry Benson, the son of servants, has loved Elise for the better part of a decade. But life took them on separate journeys until their worlds converged once more. An immediate assignment to the Scottish Borders leaves Harry little time to make provisions for his small, rambunctious son, Sammy. Harry knows only one person he can rely on for the boy’s care—Elise. When Elise brings Sammy to her ancestral estate, she never imagines that a nemesis from her past looms in the shadows, hungry for revenge. Stalked at every turn, Elise and Harry discover that fighting their feelings for one another is futile, but can they survive long enough to get another shot at true love?
Wow! This book was really good. I have been so looking forward to this book and it didn’t not disappoint! Facing the Enemy is the first book in Paige Edwards’ new series, Roxbury Heirs. Edwards weaves such a fascinating tale with engaging characters. This was just a wonderful book.
I really liked the characters in this book. I didn’t always agree with them, but I felt as if I got to know them. Both Elise and Harry were struggling with different things and learning how to move on with life; they felt real.
I have to admit that there were times where Elise got on my nerves, but as I read more about her I grew to like her. She was going through a lot and she was trying to work through the waves of life. Elise was a strong woman and I liked how she pushed herself. She was stubborn and opinionated but she cared for her family and for Harry. I liked how Harry was able to see past Elise’s walls and truly get to know her. Elise will have to learn that being an agent isn’t everything and how to let herself enjoy life.
Harry was also interesting. I liked that although he was dedicated to his job, he was still a good father. He cared about Sammy and he was truly trying his best. But he was struggling to balance his job and care for his son. I really liked Harry. He was kind and full of life, but he could also be serious. It was sweet to read about him interacting with Elise and trying to encourage her. Harry will have to figure out how to find that fine line between work and family.
Harry and Elise were a sweet couple. They had known each other before and it was cute to read about them connecting and falling in love. I liked their chemistry and easy banter, they truly did understand each other.
The plot was so engaging and I was on the edge of my seat. I needed to know what was going to happen and how it was going to end. I really enjoy the suspense, I felt as if it was perfect. It wasn’t too scary but I still wanted to read more. Sammy, Harry’s son, was also a lot of fun. I loved his mischievous nature, but also how sweet he was. He really added to the story.
Facing the Enemy is definitely a book you should read especially if you enjoyed Edwards’ other books. This was a sweet second chance romance with lovable characters and thrilling plot! I did not want to put it down.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.