Published by Harlequin on 2014-02-01
Reviewed by Vanessa
She can finally have the one thing she wants. All she has to do is play the happy wife…and not fall in love with her husband. It's been three years since Annie Baracas left her husband, Vegas casino owner Nathan Reed, and he still hasn't signed the divorce papers. So when Nate finally offers to set her free, Annie will agree to any terms. Even if that means temporarily resuming her role as his wife to help him catch a thief. But what starts as a public display quickly turns very private. And Annie can't help wondering what it might be like to stay in Nate's bed…for as long as they both shall live.
Nate Reed needs his estranged wife’s help in catching a thief. Dangling signed divorce papers before Annie “Barracuda” Baracas’ face is just the ticket to get her help as well as closure for their relationship. Annie had committed the ultimate betrayal when she left Nate with no explanations shortly after their whirlwind marriage began. Now he means to have some answers and get the beauty out of his system so that he can move on. Annie had her reasons for walking away from the dynamic casino owner, but now she finds she may be tempted to linger long after the gambling is over.
Back in Her Husband’s Bed was an intriguing new tale by Ms. Laurence with a turn on the usual fare of romance offerings in the Harlequin line. Instead of the H having commitment issues the h took on that role in Back in Her Husband’s Bed, and I rather enjoyed that aspect of the story. The “to catch a thief” theme left a little to be desired, however.
Nate was a great catch for a hero with all that entails, and the flaws in Annie made their love more romantic in Back in Her Husband’s Bed. I wished that more time had been spent on their relationship dynamics though. I also wanted to know exactly what occurred during the three year estrangement/abandonment between our two leads in Back in Her Husband’s Bed. Overall, it was a decent entry in the romance reads for the month.