Jolie Quinn is a woman in charge. Her no-nonsense attitude has made her a rising star in the fashion world and her brand a household name among the Dallas elite. Nothing will stop her from achieving her goals—not even the gorgeous British security contractor who seems just as interested in seeing her personal assets as he is in protecting her professional ones.
After a tragedy left him broken, Heath Powell made a rule of staying unattached. But Jolie challenges him in a way he can’t ignore, and he isn’t used to backing down from a confrontation—especially when the reward for winning could feel so good. As passion blazes between them, the stubborn, confident beauty arouses more than his desire. She touches his heart.
When a mysterious enemy threatens Jolie and her company, Heath is the only person Jolie can trust to help. But working with him to save her business might put her dangerously at risk of falling in love…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book
This is the 12th book in the series and it shows no signs of stopping or even slowing down.
I love that this is a series that you don’t have to have read the books that come before. When past characters do pop in they are only in for a few scenes and it doesn’t take away from the main couple. That being said let’s talk about Jolie and Heath!
Heath Powell is a ex MI5 agent and bodyguard now he is a security contractor that has been hired by Jolie Quinn.
He has a had a horrible tragedy in his past that has made him the all fun no strings kind of guy that he is today.
Jolie Quinn is a no nonsense kind of woman that plans on taking her fashion company and brand all the way to the top. She has no time for a man or love, because she has been taught from a early age that love is false, men leave, and she can get to the top without one.
When a admirer starts leaving gifts for her sister and threats for her things get heated with Heath when he wants to be her bodyguard and not just her security expert at work. She doesn’t want him that close because even though she doesn’t want to be she’s attracted to him. Her headstrong ways and stubbornness makes her attractive to him which is the last thing he wants and is the total opposite of what he normally looks for in his “hit it and quit it” girls.
When you first meet Jolie she is the kind of woman that others see as a cold hearted bitch, but that is the last thing she is. Growing up with siblings that all had different fathers, a mother that was constantly looking for a mans love, a practically raising those siblings I mentioned, she has not lost the will to love only put a shell around her heart and it made her the strong woman she is today.
Heath has a deep need to make sure that this woman is protected at all cost, even if it cost him his life. Being with her has made him realize that he can’t go on like he was and she has stolen his heart.
As the mystery of who her sister’s admire is and who’s after her deepens, the two grow closer and closer and the come together and neither can deny what the other means to them any longer.
There is so much danger, mystery, and heart in this story that Shayla Black proves why she is one of my favorite authors. She can tell a awesome story, add in characters new and old, and never lose the couple at the heart of the story. I will gladly wait patiently for the next book in the series and while I do I’ll will do a reread of some of my favorite couple from the series.
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.