LLR REVIEW: In His Custody by Fiona Archer

Long lost Reviews (LLR) is a  monthly featured hosted by Ally @ Ally’s Appraisals where bloggers are encouraged to tackle their review backlog with book reviews that have been sitting there for a long time. Reviews can range from in-depth analyses to one sentence statements with no pressure applied. To learn more and see participating blogs visit Ally’s blog here.

Published: August 25th 2017

Publisher: Self-Published

Format: Ebook (ARC courtesy of the author)

4/5 Stars

After a messy breakup with a lying ex, English teacher Mercy Jones swore off men, especially the edgy ones. Safe, stable and comfy. Those are her catch words for a perfect partner. So why does the new substitute history teacher have to be dangerous, raw, and challenging—on every level? His uncompromising masculinity and questioning mind captivate Mercy, tempting her to risk her heart.

Detective Aidan Shaw is a cynical bastard, trusting nobody outside his family and fellow cops. But when working undercover to eradicate a high school drug network, Aidan meets an intelligent, feisty blonde with knock-out curves. Mercy’s warmth and generous spirit awaken a part of him buried deep for too long.

But how can Aidan remain undercover and not betray the woman he’s come to cherish? As he closes in on the criminals manipulating innocents for profit, the stakes grow ever higher—with deadly consequences.

I love Fiona Archer’s romantic suspense series. The Sons of Sydney boys are must-reads books, and this spin-off from the series is everything I could have asked for.

For anyone who has read the Sons of Sydney series, Aidan Shaw is one of London Shaw’s overprotective brothers (the heroine from Tempting Justice). So while we’ve meet Aidan in passing before, nothing could prepare me for how amazing his book was going to be when Fiona Archer dropped his story somewhat unexpectedly on us back in 2017.

In His Custody is a sizzling, action-packed romantic suspense undercover-cop romance that is going to leave you swooning. Yep, you read that right, there is so much happening in this novel, but that just means that there is bound to be something for every romance lover out there. While there is a lot going on, the sexy times are a little bit kinky and certainly sizzling with sexual chemistry, the romance between high-school teacher Mercy and undercover-cop Aidan feels honest and real. It’s authentic. Which makes the fact that you know Aidan is undercover and therefore lying to Mercy all that more anxiety-inducing as the story progresses.

All in all, if you are looking for an action-packed, romantic suspense narrative, then I highly suggest this one. You won’t regret it!


To purchase a copy of In His Custody, Visit the following online retailers;

Amazon US | Amazon AUS | Amazon UK | Ibooks | Nook | Kobo


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