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Peek Inside The Man I Want to Be

When the woman DEA agent Tyke’s never forgotten puts herself in a dangerous situation, he has no choice but to get involved. Only there’s still something between them and it can’t be denied…

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DEA agent Bryan Tyke hates weddings. He hates them even more when he's forced to travel to a hot as hell beach resort to watch his best friends say I do, while acting happy about it. He isn't happy. If those two want to buy into happily ever after, good for them. That isn't in the cards for Tyke. It hasn't been since he joined the army years ago and lost everything. That is, until the woman he’s never forgotten shows up as a bridesmaid and puts herself into immediate danger.

Kenna McCord has bigger issues than running into the gruff, sexy guy who broke her heart. Someone is stealing from wedding guests, including her late mother's sapphire ring, and Kenna needs to find the thief ASAP. Reluctantly, she agrees to let Bryan use his skills and resources to help with the investigation, knowing full well it will lead to nothing but frustration and more broken promises. Unfortunately, there’s still something between them and it can’t be denied…


“Ms. Elle delivers a page-turner with hella-hot guys, sexy girls, and chemistry that is off the charts! If you like romance with a splash of humor and mystery, this book is for you. Highly recommend!” –Victoria B., Goodreads

“Ms. Elle has delivered another really good read for this series where I loved this couple together because of their strong chemistry, which was instantaneous from the moment they come face-to-face.” –Bec, Book Magic

“LOVED this book!  This novel has it all - a compelling story, characters I cared about, poignant moments, and moments that made me laugh so hard I cried.  I cannot even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this novel.  If I could give it more than five stars, I would.  Also, every time I think of Spike I will smile.” –Linda Q., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640634664
Series: Under Covers, Book 3
Release Date: Feb 26, 2018
Page Count: 313
Imprint: amara
Genre: military/men in uniform, mystery & suspense, romantic suspense
Tropes: enemies to lovers, reunited lovers

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By Victoria February 07, 2018

Please note: I received a copy of THE MAN I WANT TO BE via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and author.

THE MAN I WANT TO BE gets 5 stars and here is why:

It’s a frenemies romance with a lovers to enemies to lovers twist!

Bryan and Kenna have known each other si... ...more

By Karla January 29, 2018

It a cat and mouse game with tyke and Kenna. Both love each other but both have been seriously hurt by each other. So, when things start missing at the weekend on an island including a very important ring. Can they figure it out in time for the double wedding?
Loved it. I’m team Tyke. I think she... ...more

By Heather January 24, 2018

Bear is a very blunt man, "...you ever think about that? Maybe he just wants to sit and watch the game with a bowl of popcorn and his hand down his pants without listening to his woman complain about every single thing..." For someone who is a big, alpha man Bear coulsd be a bit of a wuss, “The l... ...more

By Kim January 26, 2018

A distraction is just what Bryan needs for the week of his friends weddings.Too bad it comes with help from the person he needs distracting from. The beautiful beach setting and friends made this book even better for me. It put in the the mood for summer. ...more

By Linda January 31, 2018

LOVED this book! This novel has it all - a compelling story, characters I cared about, poignant moments, and moments that made me laugh so hard I cried. I cannot even begin to describe how much I enjoyed this novel. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. Also, every time I think of Spi... ...more

DEA agent Bryan Tyke never imagined he'd see his ex-fiancé again, especially at a friends wedding. He had his reasons for leaving her, but he's never gotten over her. So, when something important to her goes missing, Bryan is determined to do everything he can to help her get it back, if only to... ...more

By Raquel March 10, 2018

There are two previous books that I haven't read, but since I heard so many good comments about On Her Six, I decided to take a chance and read The Man I Want to Be. Not reading the two previous books didn't affect my understanding or enjoyment of the book. The story is packed with steamy romance... ...more

By Lori February 27, 2018

When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure I would like it as much as the first one. There were some silly parts in the beginning, maybe a little over the top stuff for me from Kenna. But as I kept reading it, because it was entertaining and then I had to know how Tyke and Kenna would... ...more

By S.T. February 07, 2018

A funny, sexy, old flames reunite romance.

Recently I got the opportunity to read Christina Elle’s ARC of “The Man I Want To Be”, and I’m glad I did. It was a steamy, fun read with unexpected twists and turns along the way.

Plot: Old lovers reunite at a best friend’s wedding, join forces in a ques... ...more

By Tracey February 12, 2018

This is the 3rd book in this series and I didn't have the chance to read the first 2 books. Since there are many references to the other couples from the first 2 books, I think I might have enjoyed it better if I had read them. The storyline is a standalone and not having read the other ones, it... ...more

By Denise February 27, 2018

In this one you will be given I do believe a second chance since the two main knew each other before they meet up again. Tyke and Kenna are at a wedding and have to come to terms with working together cause of how things go down. This one though will pull on me a time or two but I do come back to... ...more

By Kim Reads March 01, 2018

The Man I Want to Be was not the book I wanted from Christina Elle. Christina writes these amazing visual and authentic action scenes that really put you into the middle of everything. I wanted that! What I got was a second chance romance with a little sleuthing on the side. And a hero whose stor... ...more

By Bette February 26, 2018

**3.5 stars** This one is tough for me to rate and review. I liked the story although I wasn't always a fan of the female lead character Kenna. The writing is strong and the characters, love them or hate them, are well developed. I didn't always feel the chemistry between Kenna and Bryan though.... ...more

By Rhonda February 16, 2018

Interesting second chance at love mystery

Christina Elle did a good job with this the third book in the Inder Covers series.
Kenna and Bryan (Bear) a once engaged couple were portrayed very realistically. The reader gets a really good window into how they are thinking and feeling. I think the seco... ...more

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Christina Elle

About the author

Christina Elle

Christina believes that laughter really is the best medicine, which is why in her writing she adds a healthy dose of hilarious hijinks with gritty suspense. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Maryland Romance Writers. She lives near Baltimore with her husband and two sons, who give her an endless supply of humorous material to write about. When she's not writing fun contemporary romance or quirky romantic suspense, Christina can be found devouring books in every genre, watching Chris Hemsworth on TV, playing board games with her family, working out, watching Chris Hemsworth on TV, napping, baking, watching Chris Hemsworth on TV, and shopping ... for Chris Hemsworth's latest DVD.

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