Against the Dark: The Spy's Fake Fiance

· The Associates Book 1 · Carolyn Crane
148 reviews

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“Action packed, sexy and lots of fun. I definitely recommend this one.”
Smexy Books

Playing the fake girlfriend of arrogant secret agent Cole Hawkins? It’s the last thing Angel wants to do. But she can handle anything for a weekend…right?

ANGEL left the safecracking game five years ago, and she’s worked hard to build an honest life. But when a beloved aunt is kidnapped, she must reunite with her girl jewel thief gang to get the unique ransom: a psycho’s prized diamonds.

It’s a simple job that turns into a nightmare, thanks to a surprisingly clever—and searingly sexy—security guard named Cole Hawkins, a man who might be more than he seems.

COLE is stunned when he catches Angel cracking the man’s supposedly uncrackable safe. She's just what he needs, so he blackmails her into posing as his fiance. He can’t worry that she hates him and he certainly shouldn't worry about her safety. She’s just some criminal…right? 

But the further they fall into Borgola’s web, the more he realizes he was wrong about Angel…and the more real those fake kisses start to feel.

 “…fast, fun, and sexy. Angel and Cole have great chemistry before, during, and after the two get down and dirty.” ~Dear Author

"This guy is hot Hot HOT with a quick mind and a dirty mouth." ~Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks  

148 reviews
Jo-Anne B.
September 18, 2018
Angel Ramirez had left her days as a jewel thief behind and was now a successful interior designer. But when her friend's aunt was kidnapped for ransom, she agreed to one more job. Unfortunately, the simple job took a turn for the worse when Angel was caught. When undercover agent, Cole Hawkins, found out who she was, he blackmailed her into helping him steal some documents. They would help him locate and stop a ship full of high school kids, coming from the other side of the world who thought they'd won scholarships to schools in America. But they hadn't. Instead, they would be in snuff films. Cole was a nerdy alpha. Everything was logistics and number to him. It was how he figured everything out. He was quite dominating at times, too. I liked Angel. She was loyal, smart and resourceful. Her skills were almost too good to be true. Not only was she a highly skilled safecracker but when she changed careers, she became a very successful interior designer. The villain was disgusting and his business depraved beyond belief. He's sadistic, perverted and killed for fun. It didn't take me long to realize this was my kind of book. The gripping suspense and amazing skills of Angel and Cole had me hooked. Add their smokin' chemistry and you've got a great book. I'm intrigued by the way the Associates work and am looking forward to reading more in this series.
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Kathy X
May 23, 2015
The story had some unexpected twists and turns that kept you guessing. It was enjoyable.
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Lynn Kelley
November 13, 2015
Really good reading. Enough action and mystery to keep me turning the pages. An author worth following
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About the author

Annika Martin (aka Carolyn Crane) loves sexy stories, hot heroes, and wild, dramatic everything. She enjoys hanging out in Minneapolis coffee shops with her writer husband, and can sometimes be found birdwatching at her bird feeder alongside her two stunningly photogenic cats. A NYT bestselling author, she has also written as RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.


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