by: Lila Munro
The Wild Horse Press
Released: August 2010
Libby is the daughter of a career marine. When her's father's latest mission goes bad and he's captured, Libby is left to wait and worry. Fearing for her safety, a security firm is hired to provide round the clock bodyguard duty for her. While Libby doesn't like the idea, she understands the reasons, so she resigns herself to her fate.
But she doesn't expect a drop dead sexy former marine in a stetson hat to be the one to watch over her. The attraction between the two is instant and explosive, which frightens her more than the threats against her life. She was married once before and it ended in disaster, and she refuses to be hurt by anyone ever again.
Chase took the job, not knowing how attracted he'd be to to the body he was supposed to guard. Although he's bound and determined to keep it professional between them, it proves harder and harder as the days go by. He's been burned in relationships before, but can he finally let go of the past to hope for a future with the one woman who ensnares him body, mind and soul?
This book had a good, solid start to it, and I was engrossed from the first page. The character development was very well done, and I was really able to get a feel for the people in the story. Chase and Libby hit it off right away, but because he's supposed to be guarding her from danger, he tries to put distance between them so he can do his job, knowing if he doesn't, his feelings for her might distract him at a crucial moment. But it's impossible for the two to stay away from each other, and a budding romance begins. It's not an easy one, because both of them have secrets and heartbreak in their past that threatens their relationship. The only thing I had a problem with was that another editorial pass should have been done on the book, because I noticed commas where there should be none, as well as a few misplaced words. The story itself was fine, but I found my fingers itching for the red marker. Other than that, the story was great, and I'd recommend it for anyone who enjoys contemporary romance with a bit of a military presence in it.
Carla gives this book a