Courting the Enemy is her second Love Inspired Historical I've read, set during World War II. I'm fascinated by that period of history and because of the prevalent Nazi threat we knew (or learned of) so well, the story has instant suspense. In this particular story, OSS agent Trent Mueller's mission is to discover the US industrial target of a Nazi attack. In order to do so, he must stay close to a known sympathizer--by courting his recently widowed daughter.
Renee Ryan's male characters are such HUNKS. Kind, sensitive, gentlemanly--and before this sounds too womanly--strong, untouchable so they fall in love hard, intelligent, driven...the list goes on. I want to be the heroine in this book! Her female leads aren't half bad either. They have their own inner strength, and they're not flighty or just plain dumb.
Ms. Ryan keeps the hero and the heroine together often, exploring each others' strengths and vulnerabilities, allowing the characters--and the readers--to know one another. You are drawn in immediately and you are invested in the lives of her characters. I could read romance novels set in this time period all day long. Her story is loosely based on real-life events--and that is an incredible piece of history. I can't wait for her next WWII romance!