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Publisher's Summary

A passion to live for - and to die for - in the RITA-winning series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton.

Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press tour, danger creeps closer than ever. As threatening messages from her bitter ex-husband leave her vulnerable, a new man in her life makes her feel protected.

Former Army Ranger turned security professional Hunter O’Donnell is hired to guard Kelsey. When a shattering explosion rocks her world, Kelsey’s ex is the prime suspect, but Hunter speculates there’s more to the situation than Kelsey’s letting on. Intent on keeping her safe, he delves into Kelsey’s past. As the two work together to unmask her stalker’s identity, a fire ignites between them that they both struggle to contain.

While the investigation proceeds, it draws them closer not only to each other but also to a lethal plot that’s been in the works behind their backs. And with each new secret unveiled, it’s not just temptation putting them at risk - it’s a madman who will not stop until Kelsey is dead.

©2018 Elisabeth Naughton (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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Can’t stand whining women!

Why I listened to this the whole way through is beyond me. Well I didn’t listen to it. I skipped through the sex scenes and her whining which was about 3/4 of the book. Maybe reading it was better than audio - but she will still be a whiner who needs a man to rescue her. And here he is in the protective industry with state of the art protection gear and the perp still got into his house. I rolled my eyes through so much of it that it’s a wonder they aren’t stuck at the top. Way too much “junk” that lent nothing to the book.

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Good but..

Storyline good but the constant musing about what Kelsey and Hunt felt about each other was tiresome. Enough already! Stick to the storyline!

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Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be connected

This story was fast paced and action filled...it started off with a bang! The only sister in the McLane clan, Kelsey has finally divorced her abusive husband and is ready to move on. Except someone wants her to move under...6’ under! Hunt has had a thing for Kelsey, his best friend’s sister for a decade and has stood on the sidelines watching. Now she’s free and he’s been hired to protect her. Hunt can protect Kelsey from her ex, but can he protect her from an unknown enemy? Although the book was fast paced, most of the actual bad guy drama was over very quickly...a bit anticlimactic. Still a good book. Great series.

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Unlikable and Stupid Heroine

Kelsey was so unlikable and Stupid that I found myself wishing that the attempts to kill her would work and we'd magically get a new heroine.

The 1st two books in this series were very good, but I would skip this one unless you enjoy a book where the heroine is TSTL as she always reacts without thinking of consequences.

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What Happened to the Action?

I purchased this title because I enjoyed the first two books in the series. This one was a let down, it veered away from engrossing action into doey-eyed romanticism. I don't think I'll be finishing it.

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Pretty good

It was a good book and I don't regret buying it. Then only thing I didn't like was that Kelsey's character's issues were repeated to many times.

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Ok read have it 3 stars

Didn't care for all the anxiety over the violence. Unfortunately, I did not feel as much empathy for the heroine. Taking the blame and feeling accountable for every act of violence perpetrated on her was exasperating not entertaining. I understand survivors ' guilt , however, for some reason this character annoyed me, with the panic attacks and the aversion to violence, the fear the hero's military background.... My least favorite book of the series.

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excellent author!

Absolutely worth a read. I don't have a badge thing to say about any of the books in this series

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should of read this one instead of listening

I probably would of loved the story but the reader was difficult to listen to

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Mystery, Suspence, and Romance

This story started off with a bang, in the literal sense. With a bomb. From there,Kelsey and Hunter teamed up to figure out who was really behind the explosion and the threats. The suspense and angst grew with every twist and turn of events unfolding. Well written characters and riveting story line, I was on the edge of my seat through the whole thing. Amy Landon narrative brought the book to life. I do recommend both the book and the audio to Ramance and Non-Romance readers alike.