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Peek Inside Stop In The Name Of Love

Mary Alice Flannery doesn’t think she can take another shot to her heart. So when the infinitely sexy road crew guy, Russell Bridger, she’s crushing on big time turns out to embody her worst nightmare, she must decide what kind of future she wants...safe and lonely, or wild and dangerous.

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Undercover vice cop Russell Bridger hates his new assignment doing surveillance on the home of a suspected traitorous spy. That is, until he receives orders to cozy up to the man’s sweet, beautiful neighbor…and find a way to move in with her for the duration. But things don’t go as smoothly—or seductively—as he’d hoped when she tells him she hates cops with a passion and wants nothing to do with him, his lies, or his damn assignment.

Or under the covers…?

Cops in Mary Alice Flannery’s family keep dying, and she doesn’t think she can take another shot to her heart. So when the infinitely sexy road crew guy she’s crushing on big time turns out to embody her worst nightmare, she must decide what kind of future she wants…safe and lonely, or wild and dangerous but filled with love?

Praise

"You get romance, passion, humor, and suspense. It is a great read for when you just need an escape. I look forward to reading other books by Nina Bruhns." - Book Snuggle

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633753853
Series: Stop in the Name of Love, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 9, 2015
Page Count: 262
Imprint: ignite
Genre: law enforcement/firemen, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: forced proximity, opposites attract

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By XxTainaxX October 29, 2015

Bridge is muuuuuuy sexy and that whole alpha vibe he has going just plain works! Mary Alice is wary of cops because those she has loved have died and she's afraid of that same pain. Bridge thinks commitment is not for him because his mom was heartbroken with his dad's profession as a cop. They wo... ...more

By Lizzie November 13, 2015

3.5

They said it was a Romantic Suspense novel, but I didn't see or read the Suspense, besides that I was good.

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I can’t believe how fast I read this book. I enjoy every page on it, sure, sometimes the story was a little slow but even then the story was catching. This is the first Nina Bruhns... ...more

By circumspect4 November 09, 2015

This review can be read it its entirety at http://booklovercircumspect4.com/2015...

Mary Alice Flannery has had her heart broken over and over by the death of her father, fiancé, and uncle: all police officers. She has kept herself closed off to love by hiding behind her job as a nursery school te... ...more

By ItsAboutTheBook December 27, 2015

Review can be read at It's About The Book

4.5 stars

I absolutely adored this quirky little romance from Nina Bruhns and I’m so glad I requested it at the last minute! It might have been a late pick to review, but it’s been one of my favorites to read. Thanks, Ignite!

Mary Alice has had it with l... ...more

By April November 08, 2015


This is a good story that has action, suspense and romance. Mary Alice does not want to be around cops because the cops she has loved in the past has died and because of that, she's afraid of that same pain. Undercover vice cop Russell Bridger is working in the area that Mary Alice lives in and n... ...more

By BookSnuggle November 19, 2015

I have received a copy of this book from NetGalley/Entangled Publishing/Entangled Ignite for an honest review. "Stop in the Name of Love" by Nina Bruhns is an enjoyable romantic suspense story.
This is Russell Bridger (Bridge) and Mary Alice Flannery's story.

Bridge is working uncover as a road cre... ...more

By Jennifer November 09, 2015

Stop in the Name of Love by Nina Bruhns is a quick yet enjoyable read. The characters were honest, conflicted at the right moments, and passionate.

Mary Alice has a rule she follows. No cops! Her favorite uncle, her fiancée, and finally her father were all cops. They were killed. Because of this,... ...more

By Paula November 14, 2015

I’ve been reading Nina Bruhns romantic suspense books for several years now. When I started reading Stop in the Name of Love it seemed somewhat familiar. After looking through the anthologies I have purchased, I found it in the Naughty Nine Anthology. It looks to have been updated and expanded so... ...more

By Alicia November 08, 2015

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review...

Endearing, spicy, and unexpected. Mary Alice has been through a lot of loss and she does not need to lose anymore so she has put herself into a bubble of safety. She teaches her little nursery school children and is kind to her neighbors and fr... ...more

By Denise November 07, 2015

You first are given her heart stopping nervousness everytime she sees him which leads to daydreams on her part. Mary Alice is relate able because women that hide behind walls after too many hurts seem to look but can not seem to touch. Bridge though kinda set her up I would say purposely using th... ...more

By Kim November 07, 2015

This is the first book I have read by this author and I totally enjoyed it. This book shows life doesn't always end up like you thought it would. Bridger is a cop who loves his job and enjoys his life of being single. He has his own past that holds him up from relationships. Mary Alice is a woman... ...more

By Lori November 16, 2015

Bridge and Mary Alice were a very emotional read. She was so vulnerable she almost stopped living. Her pain was tremendous and her fear great. Somehow Bridge got through her walls. He was supportive, understanding and encouraging. And for Bridge, Mary Alice awakened dreams he was afraid to wish f... ...more

By Bette October 29, 2015

An excellent read. I definitely would consider this more a romance than a romantic suspense. While it does have a suspense element to it and the ending of the book is exciting, there's not a lot of suspense or action in the middle of the story. It's a good opposites attract story Mary Alice is a... ...more

By Linda October 27, 2015

I loved this book! Fast paced romantic suspense at its best - it has everything: a hot undercover cop and frightened and demure preschool teacher that cannot stand to be around cops. Through necessity of circumstance, they are forced together and what follows is a wonderful story that had me turn... ...more

By Dawn November 13, 2015

A sweet romance with some lite action. This is a great weekend read or even when you need a me day and want to indulge in a guilty pleasure.

A school teacher and a police officer, not much more romantic than this. She and he both have sworn off relationships; he because of his job and she... becau... ...more

By Erica November 13, 2015

4 stars
Stop in the Name of Love is my first book by the author and immediately after reading I headed to her Goodread's page to add at least half of her library to my TBR.

This is a romantic suspense with a sexy cop, a reluctant heroine and a whole lot of chemistry.
A slightly conservative pre-scho... ...more

By books4me December 12, 2015

Russel Bridger (aka Bridge) is an undercover cop who is posing as a construction worker in a neighborhood to spy on a man, Charlie, who they believe is selling technology secrets. Mary Alice isn't only sweet and cute but she's Charlie's neighbor. In getting close to her so that he can spy on Char... ...more

By Linda November 09, 2015

*ARC received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*
Mary Alice comes from a family of cops. She has experienced real tragedy in her life when she lost first her uncle, then her fiance, and finally her father to the job. Bridge, after watching his own mother's suffering as the... ...more

By Vero November 08, 2015

I love Nina Bruhns' books! And this one is no exception! This is a fast paced romantic suspense with all the elements to love it!

It has it all! A hot undercover cop and a pre-school teacher who leads a very conservative life and hates cops. But they are forced to be together. I read it in one si... ...more

By She November 16, 2015

Mary Alice fears getting close to anyone or falling in love especially if that man has a badge. She has good reason, but she didn't figure in Bridge. He comes into her life, but not in a good way. He is undercover and she is his mark. He has to get close to her for an assignment, but it ended up... ...more

By Christa August 10, 2017

Really good story of undercover police officer Russell, and sweet Mary Alice. I loved watching these two get to know one another and develop feelings. The suspense storyline was a good one, and i thoroughly enjoyed it. There was some great chemistry between the two main characters that made the s... ...more

By Heidi April 14, 2016

A brilliant read Nina Bruhns is a great writer she has such a talent and a way with words no wonder we all love her so much this book is full of everything love,excitement.thrills and spills. do not miss out on this book. ...more

By Megan October 28, 2015

Such a good read!! 100% recommend!! Definitely different than any other contemporary romance novel I have read to date, but so so worth it!! ...more

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Nina Bruhns

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Nina Bruhns

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nina Bruhns' adventurous romantic thrillers contain a unique blend of interestingcharacters and settings, twisty suspense and sizzling romance. To date she has published over 30 award-winning novels.Aside from hitting #11 on the New York Times Best Seller List, other awards and honors for Ms. Bruhns's books have included two RITA nominations, three Daphne du Maurier Awards for the Year's Best Overall Mystery-Suspense Book, two Romantic Times Reviewer Award for Best Book of the Year for series romance, a National Readers Choice Award, and five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, just to name a few

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