Fighting For Her

Fighting For Her

by Cynthia Eden

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Beauty and the Beast? Nah...this isn't some sweet fairy tale. FIGHTING FOR HER is about danger, action, and a whole lot of hot romance.

He's been called a beast...and he likes the title.

Rick Williams is big, bad, and not someone you want to have as an enemy. As an agent with Wilde Securities, his job is to kick butt and take names. Protecting and defending—that's part of his package deal, but his cases don't usually involve him protecting someone like her.

A crime princess with a body made for the sweetest sin.

Kathleen O'Shaughnessy is the daughter of an infamous mob boss. Her father made sure that she was locked away from the world so Kat didn't exactly have easy street growing up. Now that her father is dead, she's suddenly out on her own—and she's the target of every enemy that her father made in his very long career.

Keep the princess alive. Keep his hands off her.

The government wants to use Kat as a witness to take down what's left of her father's organization. To do that, though, Kat has to stay alive. She's not big into the whole witness protection scene. Boring guys in cheap suits aren't her thing. Kat needs protection that's a bit...Wilder. Good thing Rick is up for the challenge. One look at Kat, and her protection—and her pleasure—are at the top of his to-do list.

It's not the beast that needs taming. It's the princess.

There are seven days until the trial. Seven days in which Rick has to keep Kat at his side day and night. It should be an easy enough task...but when the bullets start flying and they have to go on the run, Rick finds out that the protected "princess" isn't who he thought. Kat is about to wreck his world, and it's gonna be one heck of a wild battle.

He'll do whatever it takes...

He'll fight hard and he'll fight dirty to keep her alive. And he'll also fight with every bit of his strength to win Kat's heart. The beast is falling hard and fast...and his princess holds his battered heart in the palm of her hand.

Author's Note: Are you up for a twisted and hot take on a wild fairytale? Rick might be a fierce beast, but when the man falls, he falls hard. Prepare for an alpha hero, dangerous fun, hot romance, and some bad guys that are on the scary side. FIGHTING FOR HER is a stand-alone read, no cliff-hangers.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161299692
Publisher: Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/27/2019
Series: Wilde Ways Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,190
File size: 493 KB

About the Author

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellas.

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Fighting For Her 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Hfowler 28 days ago
I cannot say enough about how much I love this series. Intense. Passionate. Filled with action and drama. Great characters and each one has a captivating plot. I love it.  I want more. I want Cole's story and Ghost's story. Rick was a firefighter with Julia, and so we already know his backstory, and I was so excited to read his own adventure and love story. Kat is a material witness in a mob related court case and she has to get there alive, something no one connected to her dead mod boss father wants to happen.  Enter Wilde securities.  The FBI has a leak and it is up to Rick to keep her alive for one week until her trial.  Their chemistry was off the charts the moment they meet in Eric’s office.  Rick's problem comes in that Kat is intent on running to keep everyone else alive. The back and forth the two take part in in the beginning was fun to watch; she knew how to get under his skin.  Every second was great and there were some nice surprises along the way.  I highly recommend the series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
SPECTACULAR .I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy through Netgallery of Fighting For Her . I really found this story outstanding .Kathleen O'Shaughnessy (KAT ) for short needs protection because she has alot of information that will convict alot of mafia criminals till she testifies then she will go into witness protection program . She is assigned to Wilde Securities . Rick Williams is head of her protection detail . The attraction is immediately apparent but danger is everywhere . The story is intense and so intriguing . It keeps you on the edge of your seat . I didn't want to put it down . The story has so many twists and turns you don't know who they can trust . The suspense is off the charts . The characters are a unique bunch of characters . Kat is quite an interesting and multi talented woman . I really enjoyed the lead into the next story . I highly recommend taking the time to read and enjoy .
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 months ago
4.25 stars--FIGHTING FOR HER is the fifth instalment in Cynthia Eden’s contemporary, adult WILDE WAYS romantic, suspense series focusing on the men and women who work for Wilde Securities. This is Wilde Securities Agent Rick Williams, and mafia princess Kathleen ‘Kat’ O’Shaughnessy’s story line. FIGHTING FOR HER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty . Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. Told from several third person perspectives including Rick and Kat FIGHTING FOR HER follows the protection and guardianship of Mafia princess Kathleen ‘Kat’ O’Shaughnessy. With her father’s dead, Kat O’Shaughnessy is set to testify against the mob but first there is the question as to the whereabouts of close to twenty million dollars. With a price tag on her head, Kat has been under the protection of the FBI but Kat’s numerous escapes finds her protection handed over to Wilde Securities. Enter Rick Williams, the man with whom Kat will fall in love. What ensues is the building relationship between Rick and Kat, and the potential fall-out as several attempts against Kat’s life force our couple on the run. Kat O’Shaughnessy has no idea as to where her father’s money has disappeared but someone or someone(s) are desperate to end our heroine’s life or at the very least uncover the whereabouts of twenty million dollars. Often times TSTL (too stupid to live) Kat struggles with the protection assigned to keep her safe. Falling for Rick Williams means placing the man in the direct line of fire, a man with whom Kat is secretly in love. Rick Williams doesn’t do relationships especially a relationship that can compromise his contract with Wilde Securities but several attempts against Rick and Kat’s life force Rick to stay close to our storyline heroine. The relationship between Rick and Kat is one of immediate attraction but their personalities clash from the start. Rick views Kat as a spoiled Mafia princess, not knowing the extent to which Kat has suffered at the hands of the mob. Constantly on the run as their locations are compromised Rick and Kat fall towards their own happily ever after. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense, without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of colorful secondary and supporting characters including Wilde Securities boss Eric Wilde; Wilde Security specialist Cole Vincent; FBI agents Bryan Brisk, Tom Wayne; Detective Layla Lopez; defense attorney Kendrick Shaw; and assassin James ‘Ghost’ Smith. The requisite evil has many faces but not everyone is who they appear to be. FIGHTING FOR HER is a well written story of money, power and control; of betrayal, greed and vengeance; of falling in love and happily ever after. The premise is energetic, fast paced and intriguing; the romance is seductive and captivating; the characters are dynamic and charismatic.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved the characters. Love the whole series involving Wilde Security
Anonymous 4 months ago
Love this series
Anonymous 4 months ago
Evampire9 4 months ago
He’s an agent with Wilde Securities, he’s big, bad and not someone you want to have as an enemy, but Rick Williams’ cases don’t usually involve him protecting someone like her. She’s the daughter of an infamous mob boss who make sure she was locked away from the world and now Kathleen O’Shaughnessy is out on her own and the target of every enemy that her father made in his very long career. It’s obvious from the very first meeting between Rick and Kathleen that they have some serious chemistry going on and that these two strong, bold characters are going delight readers with an enjoyable reading experience. Their romance starts off with sparks flying in every direction as Kathleen proceeds to tell Rick and everyone else that she’s not going to be miss meek and quiet. Delightful, chuckle inducing clashes between these two are spread throughout the story along with steamy passion and emotional turbulence and readers can’t help but feel as if they are part of their story as the Rick does his best to protect the spitfire. The plot is faced paced and full of thrilling excitement as Rick and Kathleen barely stay one step ahead of the bad guys and the suspense begins to build as it soon becomes obvious that they can’t trust anyone. The danger escalates with lots of hair raising and nail biting events along with some unexpected twists which ensures that readers can’t possibly figure out who exactly wants her dead and who wants her alive and readers definitely don’t want to miss one second of this thrill-a-minute read.
paytonpuppy 4 months ago
Kathleen “Kat” O’Shaughnessy is the daughter of a murdered mob boss. She was protected all of her life, loathing the business her father was in, but unable to escape the life. After his death, she agreed to be a federal witness against the mob and now her life is in danger. When the F.B.I. can’t keep her safe, her case is turned over to Wilde Securities. Her bodyguard is Rick Williams, a rough and dangerous man who promises to keep her safe…as long as she follows his rules. Kat has never been much for rules and knows that all the rules in the world won’t keep her safe. As they wait for her court appearance in seven days, they run from repeated attempts on her life. Is it the “Ghost” who has been sent to eliminate her or the new head of the syndicate? Her testimony or twenty million other reasons could have signed her death warrant. A wild ride from beginning to end as they run from danger and their growing attraction. I am hoping for more books in this wonderful series. I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation for an honest review. (by paytonpuppy)
Marta Cox 4 months ago
Ok Kat, the heroine here is one who you will either really like or want to throttle. Kat is a pampered Mob princess and now that her father has been murdered she has gone to the authorities and is ready to testify in court. Now obviously there’s going to be people out there who really just want to shut her up and as she’s a huge pain in the backside and her whereabouts have been compromised the FBI decide to let Wilde Security handle her protection. Ex firefighter Rick is not going to let the snarky, gorgeous Kat run rings around him the way she has the Feds ! Rick is determined to protect Kat even if she does seem to make the craziest of choices considering she’s got a target painted on her back. Trouble is Kats location gets blown yet again which means there’s a leak and going on the run is their safest option . With twenty million dollars missing though is Kat really innocent ? Considering that Kat knows she’s in danger she does the most idiotic things at times. I just didn’t really like her and I just found her confusing. Rick seemed to see himself completely differently to the way everyone else did and honestly I didn’t think he was as unworthy as he seemed to think but a little angst obviously helps readers to connect with his character. I did like that the author gave us his thoughts though and Rick has his reasons for usually keeping his distance but he certainly struggles to keep his hands off Kat which leads to steamy times aplenty. Obviously my not liking Kat does colour my opinion but I can say that we get a lot of Cole in this book which obviously has whet my appetite for when he gets his own book. What I found very interesting was a new character who is introduced and I foresee his personality rubbing several people the wrong way which will be a lot of fun to read about. So my final thoughts are if you enjoy sexy romance with suspense , drama and a little humour thrown in then this book might appeal to you This voluntary take is of an advanced copy and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
Anonymous 4 months ago
Such a fun read! Full of action, romance and...humor! Laugh-out-loud funny!
carvanz 4 months ago
Whoa! Talk about action, drama and romance! This was all three…on steroids! When Kat agrees to testify against the mob, her life is in serious danger. Suddenly, there are assassin attempts from every direction. When she loses her FBI detail in favor of a walk and brownies, they turn her over to Wilde Securities. Now, a growly, grumbly bear of a man is in charge of her protection. He doesn’t trust her and unfortunately, she’s going to have to prove he has reason not to. Man, I loved Kat. She was snarky and knew how to take care of business. She had this lighthearted way of dealing with the men around her that were driving her crazy. ”He towered over her. Glared. The man loved his glares. She gave him her sunniest smile in response.” Her initial character profile is nothing like the true Kat and I loved all the little surprises we get as we learn more about the real her. ”Fear was pretty much her constant companion. She kept her mask in place, made jokes all the time, seemed confident because the truth was that she didn’t want anyone to see how terrified and screwed up she was.” Rick was the epitome of an alpha hero. Despite his beliefs regarding her in the beginning, from the first moment he learned someone was out to kill her he went into full protective mode. The deeper their relationship grew, the more intense those protective instincts became. ”I want to rip apart any a---ole who gets too close to you and not because I’m supposed to be your bodyguard. Because I’m getting too possessive around you.” Within all the action packed pages is the romance brewing between Rick and Kat. In true Cynthia Eden fashion, the chemistry between this hero and heroine absolutely sizzles from their first meeting and grows exponentially as the story progresses. There is so much danger around them and a definite future of them being separated once she goes into the Witness Program. This has a ton of action as Kat and Rick try to find a safe place to keep her until her court appearance. Pinpointing who the bad guys are was impossible. With all the twists and turns you may guess right at one point but will change your mind a few pages later. I love when a book does that to me! From the beginning this story takes off and never slows down. Never. It’s one thing happening and before you recover, something else is happening. I loved every wide-eyed scene and can’t wait for more, especially concerning the new character we were introduced to! Bring him on Ms. Eden!
Shirleylinn 4 months ago
It was amazing. This is an amazing series. Fighting for Her is Rick and Kat's story. It was a fast-paced, suspenseful read with great characters. From the beginning until the end this is a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I want to say this was my favorite because it was an amazing read but, this whole series is one amazing read after another. If you like Romantic Suspense then you will love this book and this series. I can't wait to read the next book.
PatriciaWhite 4 months ago
Fighting For Her by Cynthia Eden is the 5th book in the Wilde Ways series. It’s also the best one so far!! It will appeal to anyone who likes Romantic Suspense with a side of spicy sex. Kat O’ Shaughnessy is in FBI protective custody. She’s a Mob princess but she’s not safe. Rick Williams is a security agent and ex firefighter sent in to protect her. Her secrets could get them both killed. Instant attraction, snarky dialogue and intense action keep you turning pages. Cole plays a big part in this book and I hope his book is coming next. I absolutely love A new character. I can’t wait to see more of him. I can see him driving Cole crazy, He had some chemistry with Layla hopefully we’ll see where that goes. Maybe with her and Kendrick. No matter I’m ready for the next book. Please keep going!!
Anonymous 4 months ago
## STUNNING. I adored this story. I love that this story was so different. I pre-ordered and waited for my day off because I knew I'd want to read in one sitting. Man, was I right. I couldn't put it down. Kat and Rick had marvelous chemistry. The romance was once again front and center with mystery and action thrown in. What a treat for us avid fans of Ms. Eden. I highly recommend this and hope there will be more of this series to come.