Despite being wealthy, Ellie Manchester has had a rough life. She witnessed her mother’s murder at age seven, but didn’t see the man responsible. Plagued by nightmares, and a drunken father, Ellie has grown up to believe that she can only rely on herself. When her father dies in an accident, she becomes an heiress of sorts… and a target.
Tanner Paxton was a tough and tumble kid who turned his penchant for getting into fights into a successful security business. He loves his work but doesn’t have time for much else, especially relationships. When he’s hired to protect Ellie, against her will, he not only finds himself embroiled in dangerous chaos, but falling in love with the most stubborn and beautiful woman he’s ever met. But love may be a weakness that can get them both killed.
Review by Twinsie Angie
I purchased this audio book.
This book is about Ellie who has had a ROUGH life to stay the least. She witnessed her mothers death and now her father has died mysteriously so she is numb. Her old family friend is worried because people keep sending letters and trying to make attempts on her life. Ellie is jut not that worried about herself and so she ignores all the concern for herself. Enter Pax. He is hired to be a friend to Ellie but mainly PROTECT her at all costs.
Pax and Ellie have an attraction, but both are pushing the feelings away. He thinks of her as a job and she knows she is horrible at relationships given her last one. He ex just won’t give up even when she caught him cheating. She is being manhandled at a club with friends. She is almost kidnapped!! Ellie just can’t get a break!!
Ellie and Pax are being thrown together while also denying what they feel about the other. Pax is also worried because Ellie is not going to like it if she discovers he is secretly working as a security detail for her family friend. I did enjoy Pax grabbing Ellie a few times and making the first moves but then wanted to throat punch Ellie for walking it back….guuurl when a man kisses you like THAT you don’t stop and say but we are jut friends!! LOL
The story is a mystery of who is trying to hurt Ellie and why. I kinda figured out who the bad person was a bit though the story. But the ride of the story was a good one to read for anyone looking for something with some twists and turns.
I will say I did enjoy the narrator’s voice in the story. It was a warm sounding voice who made Ellie’s character seem likeable even when she was pushing Pax away at every turn. LOL
Since childhood, best-selling and award-winning author Amy Hale has been using the written word to inspire, encourage, and entertain. She loves creating characters and worlds from nothing but her imagination and a few glasses of wine. Her popular paranormal series The Shadows Trilogy has earned multiple awards, as have the Havenwood Falls books, of which she is a participating author. She’s also a participating author in the Feisty Heroines anthology which became a #1 New Release and Bestseller on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Nook shortly after its release.
She debuted her first fiction novel in 2015 after retiring from 13 years of non-fiction writing for various online entities. For the last couple of decades, she’s also carried the titles of Laundry Goddess, Chef, Butt Wiper, Soother of Temper Tantrums, and in more recent years, Moderator of Sarcastic Eye-rolls and Sass. She resides in Illinois with her husband and two grown children who claim they are never moving out. Regardless, they are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise.
If she had any spare time, she’d love music, photography, watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 with her family, and long rides on the back of her husband’s motorcycle.