Published by Evil Eye Concepts on 04/10/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Close Cover by Lexi Blake
Her Guardian Angel by Larissa Ione
Justify Me by J. Kenner
Say You Won't Let Go by Corinne Michaels
His To Protect by Carly Phillips
Rescuing Sadie by Susan Stoker
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Release Date: April 10, 2018
Justify Me by J. Kenner is part of The Lexi Blake Collection and was so steamy, even with all the suspense!
Riley Blade was supposed to pass right through Los Angeles, but when an old friend is in trouble, he knows he needs to protect her. But Natasha Black wants nothing to do with Riley. A stalker is not a big deal, right? But she is not shaking Riley.
Natasha ad Riley have a history together and not a good one. But every time they are together, you can feel the chemistry between them. Even as danger lurks closely, Riley and Natasha begin to explore what is between them. But even as they do, the stalker escalate. Can Riley catch him in time before Natasha is hurt?
Justify Me by J. Kenner was sexy, steamy and full of suspense. Natasha wanted nothing to do with Riley, but he slowly and very sexily broke down her walls. A quick read with all the feels!
Say You Won’t Let Go by Corinne Michaels
Are you ready to go back to go back to Bell Buckle in this Retune to Me novella? The novella, Say You Won’t Let Go, by Corinne Michaels is part of the Lexi Blake crossover to her Masters & Mercenaries series and intertwines characters from both series and I loved it!
Emily Young grew up knowing she was destined to leave Bell Buckle. All she wanted was make it big as a country music artist and make something of herself. And she was finally on her way. She was an opening act and gaining traction. Her dreams were coming true. Then Cooper Townsend showed up backstage at a concert and changed everything.
Cooper was tired of being second best and putting his dreams aside for everyone else. It was time for him to take what he wanted. Copper was sexy, strong, protective and very possessive. He was a good man with a good heart. But once he sets his mind to something, there is no turning back!
Cooper was in Dallas to attend a conference, but with Emily in town for a concert as well, he finds himself backstage. Though they have known each other for years, it seems it is finally the right time for them! They have such a strong connection and chemistry. They spend hours talking. But with him in Bell Buckle and her on a tour, do they even have a chance to see where this can go?
But when Emily is threatened, Cooper will stop at nothing to protect her. He brings in McKay-Taggert to protect her. But is it too late? Cooper will do anything to keep her safe, but will Emily push Cooper away just when she needs him the most?
I loved visiting old friends and meeting new ones! Say You Won’t Let Go was so much fun to read. I loved the connection between Emily and Cooper and how they were determined to make this work. It was so sweet and sexy but also full of suspense. This was a great read with characters we love and though part of a series, can be read as a standalone. However, I highly recommend reading the Return to Me series as well, as they are great reads!
His To Protect
His to Protect by Carly Phillips is part of The Lexi Blake Collection, as well her Bodyguard Bad Boys series. I truly enjoyed reading this opposite attracts second chance romance. The sexy and strong bodyguard and the nerdy, beautiful scientist.
Talia Shaw has worked very hard in her field because it was very personal to her. Though she has finally had a breakthrough on her work, her personal life has suffered. But when her work and life is threatened, she runs to the only man she can trust. I loved that Talia was strong and determined and willing to take risks when needed.
Shane Landon works as a bodyguard for McKay-Taggert. As a former cop, this work allows him to find satisfaction and fulfillment in his job. After a failed marriage, he feels relationships and his line of work do not work well together. Shane was so sweet to Talia but was also a total alpha in protective mode.
Shane and Talia knew each other when they were younger. Though Shane was attracted to Talia when they were younger, she did not believe a boy like her could ever truly want her. So, she pushed him away. But now, though she is in trouble, she will not let a second chance go by again. But they are on the run and he needs to keep her safe.
Its been a while since I read a Carly Phillips book, but this reminded me of what a great writer she is. Though a quick read, the story was charming and full of suspense. I loved the characters, their banter and the story very much.
Rescuing Sadie by Susan Stoker is part of The Lexi Black Crossover Collection, as well as Susan’s Delta Force Heroes series. This novella tells the story of Chase Jackson, a captain in the US Army and the woman that literally brought him to his knees.
Sadie Jennings has always been protected. As the niece of Sean Taggert of McKay-Taggert, she has always been surrounded by strong men. But when Sadie is threatened after trying to help her friend, she finds herself protected by Chase Jackson. But Chase makes her feel things she never felt before.
Chase Jackson life is all about danger, but when Sadie is threatened, no job has ever been as important as keeping her safe. Because since the first time he saw Sadie, he knew she was his and he would do anything to protect her. I loved Chase, he was all alpha, strong and determined.
I loved how strong Sadie was. She was not afraid to step up when needed, but when danger gets too close, can Chase keep her safe? I loved all the men in this story. They were so protective and yeah totally alphas, but also very caring. This was my first read by Susan Stoker, but I am looking forward to reading more.
CLOSE COVER by Lexi Blake
Remy Guidry doesn’t do relationships. He tried the marriage thing once, back in Louisiana, and learned the hard way that all he really needs in life is a cold beer, some good friends, and the occasional hookup. His job as a bodyguard with McKay-Taggart gives him purpose and lovely perks, like access to Sanctum. The last thing he needs in his life is a woman with stars in her eyes and babies in her future.
Lisa Daley’s life is finally going in the right direction. She has finally graduated from college after years of putting herself through school. She’s got a new job at an accounting firm and she’s finished her Sanctum training. Finally on her own and having fun, her life seems pretty perfect. Except she’s lonely and the one man she wants won’t give her a second look.
There is one other little glitch. Apparently, her new firm is really a front for the mob and now they want her dead. Assassins can really ruin a fun girls’ night out. Suddenly strapped to the very same six-foot-five-inch hunk of a bodyguard who makes her heart pound, Lisa can’t decide if this situation is a blessing or a curse.
As the mob closes in, Remy takes his tempting new charge back to the safest place he knows—his home in the bayou. Surrounded by his past, he can’t help wondering if Lisa is his future. To answer that question, he just has to keep her alive.
HER GUARDIAN ANGEL by Larissa Ione
After a difficult childhood and a turbulent stint in the military, Declan Burke finally got his act together. Now he’s a battle-hardened professional bodyguard who takes his job at McKay-Taggart seriously and his playtime – and his playmates – just as seriously. One thing he never does, however, is mix business with pleasure. But when the mysterious, gorgeous Suzanne D’Angelo needs his protection from a stalker, his desire for her burns out of control, tempting him to break all the rules…even as he’s drawn into a dark, dangerous world he didn’t know existed.
Suzanne is an earthbound angel on her critical first mission: protecting Declan from an emerging supernatural threat at all costs. To keep him close, she hires him as her bodyguard. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that she’s in over her head, defenseless against this devastatingly sexy human who makes her crave his forbidden touch.
Together they’ll have to draw on every ounce of their collective training to resist each other as the enemy closes in, but soon it becomes apparent that nothing could have prepared them for the menace to their lives…or their hearts.
JUSTIFY ME by J. Kenner
McKay-Taggart operative Riley Blade has no intention of returning to Los Angeles after his brief stint as a consultant on mega-star Lyle Tarpin’s latest action flick. Not even for Natasha Black, Tarpin’s sexy personal assistant who’d gotten under his skin. Why would he, when Tasha made it absolutely clear that—attraction or not—she wasn’t interested in a fling, much less a relationship.
But when Riley learns that someone is stalking her, he races to her side. Determined to not only protect her, but to convince her that—no matter what has hurt her in the past—he’s not only going to fight for her, he’s going to win her heart. Forever.
SAY YOU WON’T LET GO by Corinne Michaels
I’ve had two goals my entire life:
1. Make it big in country music.
2. Get the hell out of Bell Buckle.
I was doing it. I was on my way, until Cooper Townsend landed backstage at my show in Dallas.
This gorgeous, rugged, man of few words was one cowboy I couldn’t afford to let distract me. But with his slow smile and rough hands, I just couldn’t keep away.
Now, there are outside forces conspiring against us. Maybe we should’ve known better? Maybe not. Even with the protection from Wade Rycroft, bodyguard for McKay-Taggart, I still don’t feel safe. I won’t let him get hurt because of me. All I know is that I want to hold on, but know the right thing to do is to let go…
HIS TO PROTECT by Carly Phillips
Talia Shaw has spent her adult life working as a scientist for a big pharmaceutical company. She’s focused on saving lives, not living life. When her lab is broken into and it’s clear someone is after the top secret formula she’s working on, she turns to the one man she can trust. The same irresistible man she turned away years earlier because she was too young and naive to believe a sexy guy like Shane Landon could want her.
Shane Landon’s bodyguard work for McKay-Taggart is the one thing that brings him satisfaction in his life. Relationships come in second to the job. Always. Then little brainiac Talia Shaw shows up in his backyard, frightened and on the run, and his world is turned upside down. And not just because she’s found him naked in his outdoor shower, either.
With Talia’s life in danger, Shane has to get her out of town and to her eccentric, hermit mentor who has the final piece of the formula she’s been working on, while keeping her safe from the men who are after her. Guarding Talia’s body certainly isn’t any hardship, but he never expects to fall hard and fast for his best friend’s little sister and the only woman who’s ever really gotten under his skin.
RESCUING SADIE: A Delta Force Heroes/Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Susan Stoker
Sadie Jennings was used to being protected. As the niece of Sean Taggart, and the receptionist at McKay-Taggart Group, she was constantly surrounded by Alpha men more than capable, and willing, to lay down their life for her. But when she visits her friend in San Antonio, and acts on suspicious activity at Milena’s workplace, Sadie puts both of them in the crosshairs of a madman. After several harrowing weeks, her friend is now safe, but for Sadie, the repercussions of her rash act linger on.
Chase Jackson, no stranger to dangerous situations as a captain in the US Army, has volunteered himself as Sadie’s bodyguard. He fell head over heels for the beautiful woman the first time he laid eyes on her. With a Delta Force team at his back, he reassures the Taggart’s that Sadie will be safe. But when the situation in San Antonio catches up with her, Chase has to use everything he’s learned over his career to keep his promise…and to keep Sadie alive long enough to officially make her his.
Rescuing Sadie by Susan Stoker
Sadie faced the man in front of her without trepidation.
Sean Taggart might know twenty ways to kill without making a sound thanks to his time as a Green Beret, but to her, he was just Uncle Sean. She’d only known him for six years, ever since Aunt Grace got married, but he’d always supported her no matter what she wanted to do and treated her and her aunt Grace like princesses.
Not this time.
“Uncle Sean, this is ridiculous.”
Sean crossed his arms, giving her what she knew was his “displeased” face. Brows drawn, lips pressed together, eyes narrowed. “It’s not and you know it.”
“Why can’t I just go back up to Dallas with you?”
Her uncle sighed. They’d been over this before, but Sadie couldn’t let it go.
“Because Jonathan is still missing. Captain Jackson said he’d continue to look after you until he’s caught.”
Sadie shook her head. “But if I came home, you could keep me safe.”
Sean looked down at her with love in his eyes. His voice gentled. “I could, you’re right. But I think we both know that you wouldn’t like my kind of protection. Or Ian’s. Or anyone else we could find.”
She knew what he meant without him coming right out and saying it. Sean was overprotective. As was Ian, and probably most of the other men who worked for McKay-Taggart. She could handle their overprotectiveness and bossiness…but only to a point. If she had to endure it twenty-four seven, it could damage their relationship. And that was the last thing she wanted.
“I can go stay with Milena’s parents again,” Sadie volunteered almost desperately. Maybe she’d even make it in time for Milena’s surprise engagement party. She might not want to become one of McKay-Taggart’s overprotected clients, but she wasn’t sure she wanted to be in close quarters with Chase Jackson anymore either.
From the second she’d laid eyes on the man, she’d wanted him. It was as if her body had said, This is it. This is the man I want.
Unfortunately, he’d been in the middle of rescuing her from a crazed, perverted pedophile at the time, and now she was afraid he felt responsible for her, rather than wanting her back.
About Susan Stoker:
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.