The high-born daughter of an English duke, Gwen boasts beauty, blue blood…and an all-consuming desire for her bodyguard, enigmatic Neil MacBain. She came to America to run her sister-in-law’s matchmaking firm. But who’s to say she can’t dream of her own perfect match?
Retired marine Neil thought he’d buried the ghosts of his past long ago. But when they return to threaten his new life, Neil’s gorgeous client Gwen is caught in the crossfire. Now, keeping her safe means keeping her close: in his arms - and in his bed. For as the danger ignites, so does their passion….
©2013 Catherine Bybee (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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I just loved this book have read the other two and enjoyed them very much however the narrater was just so good in this book it was my favourite.
Her english accent for Gwen was brilliant as were her voices for the men. One of the best narraters of many books I have purchased.
I love the way Catherine had enough of the characters in each book to feel you knew them it worked just so perfectly.
The storyline was a bit deeper than usual chick lit I had trouble putting it down
just an interesting Weekday Brides set.
I have never read Catherine Bybee prior to reading these three books but will be looking out for any more of her books. She writes a very good light book do hope there are more to come.
Wonderful book! Loved Neil and Gwen, and Rick was great too. Loved seeing Samantha, Jessi, Karen, Blake and Carter again. Loved the relationship between Karen and Michael. And I couldn't have asked for a better narrator.
Loved this series! Have listened to the series quicker than I have any other series! I've had fun imagining and immersing myself into the stories!
I'm an avid reader of Romance and a true romantic at heart. I also read and review in other sub-genres as well. Happy reading!
I thoroughly enjoyed this awesome story! The characters are fantastic and loved the plot. Tanya Eby's narration is such an enjoyable listening experience!
This is a Delightful book!
The characters are Wonderful and the action is very well done! I am excitedly heading for book number four in the series. Reading them in order , to me, is best, because the characters are interconnected and I have gotten so attached to them that I don't feel the loss that always comes with the end of a book and saying goodbye to the people I've grown to care about.
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U.S. military are not issued AK-47s., Yes, this is a nit pick, but it's an easy fact to check. AR-15s, M-1s....yes. Other countries use Kalashnikov rifles, not us :)
The handling of the military operations was the weak point and pushed believability past reason. Trying to avoid spoilers....but a good story and good handling of vet issues without falling on trite stereotypes.
Tanya is starting to get the British nobility accent right! Each book she improves, her voices are excellent. She hasn't veered into cockney!
I really enjoyed this story until she started talking about Macs military service. Marines ARE NOT soldiers and wouldn't be caught dead telling them to soldier up. She kept using soldier and Marine interchangeably and I drove me freaking nuts. And Marines stationed at Fr Carson?? Hello that's an ARMY base- I've spent a lot of time there. I think in this day and age if you're going to reference our current military at least do a little research and get it right
I have loved this series what a wonderful addition this book bring to it. I fell in love with Gwen early on with her whit, humor and her accent. If you have read the first books in this series you have followed the cat and mouse game that she and Neil have been having. If you have been like me you have laughed, chuckled as you watched these two dances around their feelings. I was so glad they finally got their story oh what a story it is. I would have to say this one is my favorite so far.
These two are as different as night and day Gwen has always had money you would think that would make her snotty but it really doesn’t. Oh she isn’t thrilled with bugs, camping, cheap hotels but not many women are. Her personality is just downright lovely, she has class with a wonderful sense of humor. She loves to pull Neil’s chain and get him started. Earlier on in one of the first books they have a lovely scene in a bar where Neil pulls rank. I had to laugh myself silly when Gwen was talking about her sex life and she wasn’t a virgin. A cowboy came up and said that was good to know….to funny. The author has keeps her humor going though out their tale of romance. Gwen doesn’t know what else she can do to make Neil either walk away from her or take a stand. She finally said enough and puts words into action. Which takes floors Neil he is left unbalanced as to what to do.
Neil is just a stand up guy who never goes over the line. He takes his job seriously maybe a little to seriously when it comes to Gwen. He does his best to keep her safe even when she pushes the lines and doesn’t listen. I have to say he loves watching her on the security camera and does take his turn listening in to what she is saying. I just love this character he has so much going for him as one hot body guard who goes over board from time to time.
Catherine is a very talented author who gives thrilling suspense as she gives true romance. I have to say she had me guessing through most of the book as to who Raven was. She always gives an entertaining read or listen as she spins her story with passion, suspense, thrills. Her love scenes are written in style that has class. She never lets her readers down as she gives you a compelling story which usually keeps you hanging on to her every word.
You never can go wrong with Tanya Eby narrating she gives each character class. I truly love her many voices. She gives just the right tone to each as she paints a picture that you can almost see. You feel what each character goes through. She is one of my favorite narrators I could listen to her all day. If the book isn’t enough to keep turning the page Tanya will make it hard to put down this wonderful story.
I listen to this one in record time I just had to know what was going to happen. I really recommend you listen or read all of this series. The author does tie each book into the other. They can be read as a standalone but are much better if you read them in order. I know you are going to love Ms. Bybee writing style her words just flow so easy. She gives you just enough excitement to keep you hooked. Throws in romance with so red hot passion. I do not know what I am going to do when this series is finished. I have really enjoyed it so much. I highly recommend any of this authors books you can’t go wrong with anything this author writes.. She just had a new release in this series. I can’t wait to work my way up to her latest release. Listening to these in order is one of the hardest things I have done.
"Not as good as others in this series"
I have listened to most of the books in this series and liked them all. Unfortunately this one just did not match up. The romance was unconvincing with no real reason why they could not hook up but some misguided nonsense by the H that he was in some way damaged (ex-Military/survivors guilt). The h was English, titled, privileged and much is made of the fact that she manages to pick up spiders and dead birds, and go camping etc. without freaking out. It was all a bit cliché. There was a really silly scene where she had to dress up like a cheap hooker, just so they could check into a cheap motel without her being identified. Couldn’t she just wear a hat and stay in the car?
The whole plot line was unconvincing. Since when does disappearing for 3 days and putting friends and family into a panic achieve anything? Apart from allowing the couple to have lots of steamy sex of course. It all got just a little bit boring and the story dragged in the middle.
There were silly plot holes: Illegal squatters decide to install in a hot tub; H was in hiding but h’s brother somehow knew that he had brought a diamond ring; security experts fail to find any listening bugs but then later on go back and suddenly do find them. The whole carefully contrived plot to make the H look paranoid is derailed by the baddie typing H's name in a secure computer database (why not just use "John Smith"!). The ending was completely unreal. Would the H really walk away from his seriously injured "brother"? The h threatens military officials with a press conference to expose US military secrets if she does not get what she wants. Seriously? And she wasn’t immediately arrested??!
I will continue to be a fan of Ms Bybee, as I do usually enjoy her books. This one may not have kept my interest, but it was, as usual, well edited and the narration was perfect.
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