Under his protection and in his bed...
For Fallon Wayland, birthdays are just another reminder of her looming spinsterhood. This year is shaping up to be no different. Fired from her job, dumped by her boyfriend, and oh yes, witnessing the murder of a high-ranking lieutenant in the local crime family... Yeah, birthdays suck.
Ever since a disastrous, hot-as-hell kiss years ago, soldier-turned-security specialist Shane Roarke has avoided his baby sister's reckless - and gorgeous - best friend. Yet when her life is threatened after she witnesses a gang hit, he insists on protecting her...even if she objects.
The two are forced to hole up in a safe house. Alone. Passion long denied erupts between them, burning away their inhibitions. But even as layers - and clothes - are peeled away, danger closes in. Shane and Fallon might finally have a chance at love...if they survive long enough to see it.
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Great read that had everything I love in a romantic suspense!
This book had everything I love in a romantic suspense – lots of action, a great plot with twists and turns that kept me guessing, a hot, alpha hero who protects what’s his (even if it takes a while for him to admit to and act on it!), and a sassy and smart heroine who is independent, but knows when to take the help offered – especially when it comes to keeping herself alive! Throw in the fact that we are dealing with the little sister’s best friend (and yes, there is a little bit of history between the two), add in some humor, some dirty talk, and a bit of snark, and I’m all in!
Although Shane and Fallon’s love story was a bit frustrating in the beginning, knowing what was keeping Shane from giving in to his attraction to Fallon made his actions understandable. There was tons of chemistry between the two, and watching them learn about each other and themselves as the story progressed added additional depth to their relationship. Fallon is young, which also added some angst to the story, but it was fun watching these two together.
I just loved Fallon’s sense of humor and her snark. She had such a great attitude, despite some of the craptastic birthdays she’s had and bad luck in her love life, and boy could she make me laugh.
Shane was all alpha rolled into one sexy package, wrapped up in that protective streak that just makes you want to get all swoony. Knowing he’s suffered some trauma from his tour overseas and has had less than a perfect childhood made his behavior towards Fallon understandable – still wanted to smack him, but I got it. All I know is that if my life was in danger, I wouldn’t mind being under Shane’s protection!
I really enjoyed just about everything about this book. The plot was fast-paced, the characters were well developed, and there was a great balance between the romance and suspense. You could feel the history between Shane and Fallon, and their chemistry was off the charts. It was great getting to know some of the other characters who will be featured in this new series, and I also loved getting to “visit” with characters from Naima’s Secrets and Sins series. The ending for me was a little a bit out of character for the hero, but the setting and everything else about it was just perfect.
This was a really great read that hit all my romantic suspense buttons and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.
I received a copy of the book from the author for an honest review.
It has been years...
Fallon Wayland has been in love with her best friends brother since she was in high school, maybe longer. She kissed him on her 18th birthday and never saw him alone again. What is a girl to think?
Shane Roarke is upset that Fallon did not feel that she could call on him when she needed help. Being just a man, he did not know what his ignoring her did. He had no idea that every birthday she has ever had has been a disaster.
Her current birthday being the worst, of course. She has witnessed a murder. Been nearly killed, and then losing her job? Perfect. Now she has Shane saying he will protect her from harm. Who is going to protect her heart from him?
Shane has wanted Fallon since that ill fated kiss. He knows if he does not avoid her they will come together and combust. Sparks are nothing compared to what happened when they kissed!
Fallon needs saving from herself, and from the man who wants her dead. Is Shane the right man to show her that past problems can be kept there? Or will he damage what good she has earned up to now?
Such a great book with incredible suspense! I loved the characters, banter, secy bits and all. This was an all around good read.
***This ARC copy was free from Netgalley.com and its publisher for review purposes only.
Shane took sexy to a whole new level!!!
The sexual angst is so substantial, I feel as if I could reach into the air and feel it throughout the room. Amazing! And HOT!
Shane has to keep her safe from a gang leader she supposed to testify against but who will keep them safe from each other? Fallon and Shane were a match made in heaven, except they each were looking for the opposite of what they saw in each other. Shane took sexy to a whole new level. Ex-military turned personal security specialist. I had to turn the fan on while reading. I highly recommend this well written, super sexy and suspenseful Romance. You won't be sorry! If I could give more than five stars for this review I would.
Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.