The Bane Affair by Alison Kent

Book 1 in the Smithson Group series

Christian Bane is an expert at deception. It's part of his job as a Smithson Group agent. But having been left to die by a woman he thought he loved means a calculated seduction–even under the guise of work–has him wanting to get in and get out without getting involved.

Natasha Gaudet loves hot-bodied cars, so when she arrives at her godfather's estate to find a sexy Italian import–and an even sexier stranger waiting in the shadows–she's intrigued. But things aren't what they seem, and soon Natasha is caught up in a dangerous web.

The closer Christian gets to Natasha, the harder it is to deceive her. He's certain he's been fed faulty intel; Natasha's not a criminal any more than he is which means only one thing: They're both being played for fools.

Now neither will survive without the help of the other, no matter the trust–and intimacy–working together requires.

“Within the first two paragraphs, I was hooked; and I never stopped reading until the final word. It was spy drama, it was psychological thriller, it was hot romance. This book is worth reading!” – Jennifer W., Amazon Reviewer