Review: The Assignment by S. Nelson

the assignmentTitle: The Assignment

Author: S. Nelson

Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review

The heroine: Socialite Cara Dessoye

The hero: Security specialist/bodyguard Owen Massey

The blurb: Wallowing in grief for too long can be hazardous. It’s why I allowed my brother to talk me into accepting a new client.

Our security firm needed the money, and the endorsement from a famous director could steer our company to new heights.

Then his daughter walked in, the woman I’d be assigned to, and I knew I’d made a huge mistake. She was a spoiled socialite who only cared about herself. She pushed every button I had, frayed every last nerve.

I said things I wasn’t proud of. I pushed the boundaries of propriety. But how else was I supposed to protect her from the threats against her family when she insisted on being reckless?

Standalone or series: This is book one of the Massey Security Duet.

The review: Wow. This is one of those books that grips you from the start and doesn’t let up. Ford and Owen Massey are hired to protect the twin daughters of a famous Hollywood producer who’s been receiving threats. Ford is assigned to Cara, while Owen will protect Emily. While Emily is a good girl who works with charities and doesn’t give her parents any grief, Cara is the exact opposite – throwing tantrums, drinking and doing drugs, and doing everything she can to ditch her bodyguard.

The last thing Ford wants is to babysit a spoiled brat. He’s still grieving the loss of a loved one, and he just wants to walk away. But he gets glimpses of the real Cara underneath the party girl facade, and she hints that something terrible happened to her as a teenager which changed her as a person (I have my theories about what that is, and hope all will be revealed in book two).

The attraction between Owen and Emily appears to be instantaneous and mutual, but Ford and Cara are completely different. It is very much a slow burn, the attraction there but neither willing to take a chance on it. It wouldn’t be professional, and Ford needs to have his head in the game if he’s to keep Cara safe. They do nothing but kiss in this first book, and then when Cara is kidnapped at the end, the identity of the kidnapper will leave you speechless.

This is a well written romantic suspense with complex characters and a storyline that will keep you guessing. I can’t wait to read book two!

 

 

 

Review: Moonlight Moments by Emily Bowie

moonlight momentsTitle: Moonlight Moments

Author: Emily Bowie

Year of publication: Out today! The author kindly gave me a copy to read and review

The heroine: Waitress Sloan Tate

The hero: Rancher Kellen Steele

The blurb: alling in love could be more dangerous than the past they hide

Criminal, liar, a fraud are all things that can be said about Kellen Steele. It takes all but three seconds for the notorious bad boy of Three Rivers to set his sights on Sloan Tate.
She is to be his distraction, to help him pull off his biggest lie, which is also his greatest achievement.

Sloan Tate knows how to handle herself. Not looking to settle anywhere never mind down with anyone. Her plan? Close up her late Granny’s estate and leave town as fast as she came. Sloan knows each day she stays in Three Rivers her past is bound to catch up with her.

Powerless against the chemistry wrapping them together, Kellen and Sloan must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.

Standalone or series: This is book two in the Steele Family series. While it can be read as a standalone, it’s better to have read book one, Stolen Moments, first.

The review: This is the second in the Steele Family series, and the hero in this one is Kellen. I liked him a whole lot more in this book than I did in the first one, because the reasons for his behaviour in the first book were explained in this one.

After spending five years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, Kellen has grown up and turned his life around. After being released, he’s on his way to a wedding when he discovers a woman on the side of the road next to her broken down car. He stops to help, and his attraction to Sloan is immediate – she’s fiesty, sassy, and completely closed off to him.

Sloan is back in Three Rivers after the death of her grandmother to sort out the house and catch up with her cousin, Kiptyn. It turns out Kellen has worked for Kiptyn in the past, and Kiptyn’s business is not on the right side of the law. Sloan finds herself a part time job as a waitress, and everyone warns her about Kellen when they see him hanging around her, but they don’t know about Sloan’s past – she’s no angel, either.

Sloan has sworn off men after her ex, but something about Kellen draws her in and she can’t resist him. She sees a side to him that very few others do – but when his secret comes out and she’s caught in the crossfire, will she be able to forgive him for all the lies? Can she ever trust him again?

I really enjoyed the relationship between Kellen and Sloan. I love books where the attraction is immediate and overwhelming, and they simply can’t keep their hands off each other. Kellen was very much redeemed in this book, and I’m glad I read it.

 

 

 

Review: Stolen Moments by Emily Bowie

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Review: Inspired by Jessica Florence

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Review: The Best Kind of Mistake by Jasmin Miller

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Review: Viking’s Claim by Madison Faye

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Review: Only the Beginning by Elle Thorpe

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Review: Black List by Lynn Raye Harris

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Review: My Kind of Perfect by K. L. Jessop

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Review: Forever Mine by Kennedy Fox

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Review: Do-Or-Die Bridesmaid by Julie Miller

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Review: Sin and Cider by Kimberly Reese

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Review: Professor by Jenika Snow

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Review: Tamed by the Highlander by Madison Faye

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