More Than a Threat
by Kennedy L. Mitchell
Publication Date: March 10, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Dr. Kate Wheeler is an independent, feisty emergency medicine doctor with a perfect life, or at least that’s what everyone sees from the outside. Her world is turned upside down when she is forced to allow twenty-four-seven protection, disrupting her independent lifestyle leaving Kate to adjust, or not. She finds herself in uncharted territory as she balances a new love interest at work, never being alone and dodging multiple attempts on her life. If it weren’t for her two best friends by her side the stress would be too much, even for her to handle.
Her newly assigned security detail, Casey Weston, is harsh, dismissive, and overbearing. His sexy, strong body and bad boy tattoos are just the exterior to this thoughtful man who has secrets of his own. As he works to keep Kate at arm’s length he finds himself equally frustrated and fascinated by this woman who pushes his boundaries. Weston’s rules are intense and focused solely on keeping her alive. But as time goes on will his better judgement falter?
Tempers and emotions flare when these two headstrong individuals go head to head, both used to having their own way and unwilling…or too afraid…to give an inch.
With Kate’s life in the crosshairs and Weston determined to protect her, will their future be happily ever after or torn apart by the same threat that brought them together?
Sigh… The one that continues to mutter loudly from the sidelines as she stalks the shelves for the follow up story? Yeah, that will be me….Blindsided by this suspenseful, sweet and kick-butt story!
This is a new author for more and I was innocently lured in by an okay cover but a blurb that promised so much more… And it delivered!
The chemistry between Kate and Weston is spectacular as they are suddenly thrown together in a life-threatening situation. The supposedly “rich spoiled girl” with the seasoned warrior, what could they possibly have in common? Quite a bit actually as the two become closer and closer as they survive one dangerous moment after another. Throw in another possible love interest and the bouncing balls are many, intense and determined to keep the reader off kilter. Mission: successful!
There is so much going on in this action-packed story that if you are worried the emotion takes a back seat, worry no longer. The emotion is high, heated and heartfelt as both Kate and Weston shed the walls surrounding their hearts and start to let each other in. It is sweet and painful and everything I want from lovers who have to fight for their relationship. I want to feel their thoughts, know why they do and say what they do and I felt every nuance… Their uncertainties beside their confidence makes for characters that are compelling because of, and despite, their flaws. Blissful sigh…
As if all that emotion wasn’t enough, the action and suspense notched ever higher even as humour threaded itself through so much of the conversations and scenes. The texting in this book is sweet and hilarious in turn with Kate’s besties providing many of those uber-fun moments.
“Me: You two are pathetic. I will add that he did it all with his shirt off so it was kind of amazing.
While a few of the plot twists didn’t quite work for me I couldn’t seem to care that much as the characters have hooked me – line and sinker!
One thing though… CLIFFHANGER! I’m watching the pages tick by and I’m wondering how everything is going to wrap up in time and… There it was! An ending to the story that wasn’t an ending at all! It was that dreaded ‘pause’ when your heart is in your throat and you turn the page to see what happens and… Nothing. Nada. There was a face-plant into the pillow for sure and there may (or may not) have been a curse word or two muttered as I realized… to be continued…
WARN A BODY WHEN THAT IS HAPPENING, PLEASE!!