Monday, February 3, 2014
REVIEW: Christine Bell's Guardian for Hire
Author: Christine Bell
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
I am always super excited when I see Christine Bell's name pop up for new releases and even happier for an Advanced Review Copy (ARC). She is one of my top three favorite authors (Diane Alberts, Gina Maxwell and Christine Bell, they are all interchangeable depending on who's book I read last).
I have read all of her books published by Entangled Publishing. Actually it's more like I've devoured all of her novels. And Guardian for Hire doesn't disappoint.
Miss Bell has a knack for creating wonderfully large characters that really seem like they are real people. From the first page, as a reader, I can not only sympathize with the characters, but I connect. Her heroines are strong minded women that don't back down and her heroes are wonderfully sexy alphas.
Sarabeth Lucking is in trouble after the couples' retreat she had worked for is shut down as the biggest scandal of the year. As if that's the worse thing to happen, colleagues start showing up dead and a near-death car explosion has her realizing that she may be in trouble. In comes hero, Gavin McClintock, an ex-Army Ranger that is hired to keep Sarabeth safe. This is just a great plot with lots of twists and turns. The conflict and sexual tension is sizzling.
This is a great read and I find that I can read a book written by Miss Bell in under three days (most of the time two nights). Her writing is wonderful and her descriptions and emotions just jump off the page. So amazing characters, strong conflict, sizzling sexual tension and solid writing are all the reasons why Miss Bell is on my automatic buy list. I can't wait for her next book to come out!
I would give this book five stars because in my opinion, Guardian for Hire is pretty much a perfect read. It has everything that a reader could want - and more!
* Received ARC from Publisher for an honest and unbiased review. *
Sarabeth Lucking’s life is turned upside down when the couples’ retreat she works for winds up embroiled in the biggest scandal of the year. With her reputation in tatters, she can’t imagine things getting worse, until her former co-workers are rubbed out, and a bad-ass, ex-Army Ranger shows up hell-bent on protecting her. She shows him the door, perfectly content with letting him go find someone else to brood over. Right up until her car explodes into a ball of flames…
Gavin McClintock grew up on the streets of Edinburgh, so protecting Dr. Stick-Up-Her-Rear isn’t on his bucket list. Still, a promise is a promise, and, after her brush with death, he’s going to do whatever it takes to keep Sarabeth safe. When she finally gives in and shreds her librarian-in-mourning look in favor of a sex kitten, the revealing clothes and sexy new hairdo unleash the spitfire she’s been hiding beneath that shell of propriety.
Maybe the doc isn’t the only one in need of protection…
About the Author:
Entangled Publishing website.