For former Army Ranger Billy Tripp, high-stakes international ops are just another day at the office. So why is his boss at Taylor Security busting his balls with a rinky-dink assignment? One dumb mistake and—bam—Billy’s playing rent-a-cop at a Miami hot spot while providing security detail for some fancy necklace. Piece. Of. Cake. Except the job comes with one major distraction: the killer curves of the woman in charge.
Hotel heiress Kristen Dante thrives on work and has little time for play. Or men like Billy—sexy, impulsive, and too charming for his own good. Kristen may be a boss in the boardroom, but her confidence in the bedroom is no match for Billy’s swagger. This guy is a heartbreak waiting to happen. Better to let him finish his job and be on his way.
Too bad Billy never backs down from a challenge. Beneath Kristen’s insecurities, he sees a spark of desire even she can’t deny. And her heart isn’t the only thing in danger. When half a million dollars’ worth of cars are stolen from the hotel, Kristen needs Billy’s skills to catch a thief. But the investigation reveals a threat far more sinister than car theft…and that threat could cost them both their lives.
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Prepare to fall in love with Billy
In Adrienne Giordano’s latest re-released story, Relentless Pursuit, book five in the Personal Protectors series, Billy Tripp is gregarious and endearing...his inner monologues at his attempts to curb his inane use of replacements for curse words (as a result of a promise to his mom to clean up his vocabulary) brought tears of laughter throughout the story. One of the many things I truly enjoy about Ms Giordano’s writing are what I feel are the trademark inner monologues her characters have, giving a different glimpse into how they truly see themselves and their situations/predicaments...in Billy’s case, his oftentimes crazy inner chitchats were his constant reminders to himself of the mental obstacles that had landed him in way too many precarious situations, but done in such a way that you fall in love with him a little more as he circumvents his own thought process.
Billy is endearing in his unfiltered zest to live his best life...his boundless energy, is superseded only by his unfettered ability to land himself in precarious situations as a result of as his innate curiosity...which in this case plopped him in the midst of nefarious activities affecting the one woman who becomes his heart’s desire. In Kristen, Billy has met his match...the intense chemistry between these two lit up the pages of the story. I applaud Ms Giordano in Kristen’s character...a woman whose strength to stand on her own merits brought a laudable level of sophistication to an already multi-dimensional and interesting character.
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Ms Giordano’s re-release of each book in this series...next up is Opposing Forces...I can hardly wait!
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the author. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.