Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years; but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot but reputed to have a taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.
Chandler Gamble has one rule: Don't protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he's caught between his job and his growing libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand and make her writhe in pleasure until she's at his complete mercy.
She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose....
©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 Tantor
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Loved it. I accidentally began with book 3 but it was fun and easy to follow. I look forward to finishing the series.
Great job by Kaleo Griffith as always.
Great story line, to keep you interested.
The hot sex in her office
The first time they made love.
Body guard with benefits!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was an alright story. To be honest, I didn't know if I'd like this book because Alana (the heroine) was a real witch in the previous book, Tempting the Playerbut actually, she wasn't really an issue, Chandler was. Things progressed past this quickly but I think it was enough to cause me issues with getting completely engaged in the story.
Alana is a publicist that does whatever is needed in order to fix her client's issues. She is a ball buster but gets the job done and her clients typically end up better off after her involvement in their lives (even if they don't necessarily like her methods). Alana had a flighty mother who couldn't hold a job and constantly had ideas of men she "loved" (aka was obsessed with). Lana was raised by her grandmother because of her mother's lack of responsibility. Due to her mother's issues, Alana has been very careful to keep emotions out of her relationships, thinking she'd be lost down the same trap as her mother if she allows herself to fall in love.
Chandler is the oldest of 3 brothers. Their parents died and Chandler took on the parent role for his brothers. He ended up starting a security firm and likes his work. He hasn't done relationships in the past but has never met a woman that made him want more. Chandler is a sexual dominant and tends to frequent a sex club when he's in the mood for an encounter.
Alana has been getting bad letters for around a year and they were a little worrisome but not overly much. When she moved to Washington things seemed to settle down so she thought she was alright but then another letter arrived. When the latest letter indicated that she could expect a visit, Alan decides it's time to bring in someone for security. Her first thought, Chandler, the older brother of an ex-client that owns a security firm. She was attracted to him but had tried to put that out of her head after the last time they saw each other. When she can't find him at his office or at home, Alana decides to track him down to the sex club he frequents and catches him on the verge of a sexual encounter with another woman. The things she doesn't realize is that Chandler has been having problems forgetting her as well and his encounter isn't going too well because of his lack of interest in his partner and major interest in Alana. Now I thought this was a good start, that Chandler can't stop thinking about her and can't get it up with other women....but then he opened his mouth.
Alana realizes she stepped over the boundaries with intruding on him in a sex club and this becomes more obvious when he demonstrates that his mind is on one thing and one thing only. When Alana tells Chandler about her stalker and her fears he tells her he wont protect her because he'd rather screw her. He didn't even look at the letters, he just automatically dismissed her issue like it was nothing. Who cares that she might not stay alive long enough to screw her....oh no! Chandler doesn't care, he just behaves like an ultimate slime! A little later, Chandler gets evidence that the threat is real and he feels a bit like crap because of the way he treated Alana but I don't remember him even apologizing for how he treated her. Then he spends a few days dabbling about with her case but leaving her still in danger and with basically no protection. When he finally gets a clue that he needs to do more, Chandler moves her into his house for safety. When Chandler gets Alana under his roof he starts pressing her sexually and also starts feeling a bit possessive and protective. Alana tries to hold herself back but starts falling for Chandler pretty quickly. Chandler starts realizing there's more to Alana than he saw at first and pursues her. She doesn't think he's serious and tries to hold back but he is determined not to let her and they end things with the stalker taken care of and starting a HEA together.
This was an alright story. TBH, the only thing that probably saved the book was the fact that I had to stop the book at around 20% and restart it later and it allowed my extreme feeling of Chandler as a slime to fade before I continued the story. Without that pause I don't know if I'd have been able to finish this story (I was that disgusted with Chandler's actions/attitude in the beginning). This series is a good example of why not to buy the whole series when it's on sale. If I hadn't bought all 3 of these books before-hand, I really doubt I would have made it past the first book in the series (and reading books #2&3 didn't really change that opinion). I know many people like these books but overall I just wasn't feeling it.
* note - The narrator did a good job but it seemed too slow in places. I actually listened to the whole book at 1.25% speed and there were still some points where it felt like the narration was still slow.
Of the 3 - this was my favorite. Alana was well written and I liked that the bodyguard had to chase after her.
Alana found her vulnerability and when she normally is a VERY strong independent person.
Good story and glad I gave it a listen
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