Despite being wealthy, Ellie Manchester has had a rough life. She witnessed her mother's murder at age seven but didn't see the man responsible. Plagued by nightmares and a drunken father, Ellie has grown up to believe that she can rely only on herself. When her father dies in an accident, she becomes an heiress of sorts...and a target.
Tanner Paxton was a rough-and-tumble kid who turned his penchant for getting into fights into a successful security business. He loves his work but doesn't have time for much else, especially relationships. When he's hired to protect Ellie against her will, he finds himself not only embroiled in dangerous chaos but falling in love with the most stubborn and beautiful woman he's ever met. But love may be a weakness that can get them both killed.
Where does Ulterior Motives rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This was outstanding audiobook, and one of my favorites by far!
Who was your favorite character and why?
I think i like Pax the best. He's so conflicted over his feelings for Ellie, and his job to keep her safe, but when he comes around, he's just such a great guy!
Which character – as performed by Julia Farmer – was your favorite?
I think she did a great job with both Ellie and Pax! It's hard for one actor to get both sexes right, but she did a fantastic job!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
All of this book kept me on the edge of my seat. I was so engrossed in Ellie's struggle!
Any additional comments?
What a fantastic read! Amy Hale is a New to Me author, but if this book is any indication of her talent, then I will be following her around. I listened to the audiobook version of this novel, and loved it! You get sucked in so quickly, that you may also miss your stop on the bus because you are caught up in the story! Not saying that happened to me, but yeah, this book is that good.
Ellie & Pax in this book are too cute, but I really loved all the tension between them, this wasn't going to be an easy love story to start, because Pax is only there to protect Ellie's life, because after witnessing her Mother's death, years later her father dies in a Plane Crash, and now Ellie seems to be the next target, and she isn't aware that Pax was hired to get close and protect her. Ellie can't be sure who to trust with everything going on, and that's what makes this a 5 star read to me. Not only do we get these two people and their attraction for each other, but we also have the mystery and murder plot hanging over Ellie's head until the very end. I was on the edge of my seat listening to this book, and I cannot wait to read/listen to more by this author. Her narrator did an amazing job with this story, and was a perfect fit. I think everyone should check out this book, no matter if your a fan of suspense novels, or romance novels or something in between! Great listen!
*I was gifted a copy of this audible for an honest review