Publication date: October 16th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.
She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence.
Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option.
The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage.
One shot. One kill.
Welcome to my stop and review on the Andre blog tour, the latest from author Sybil Bartel. If you’re a fan of alpha males, sexy Marines, romance, and plenty of suspense – this should be next on your TBR!
Ex-Marine Andre Luna is the owner of a security firm and has had one sexy woman on his mind since first seeing her – Kendall Reed. When he finally comes face to face with Kendall again, things definitely do not go as planned when he finds himself whisking her away and trying to save her from the evil man from her past.
Andre is definitely full of TONS of hot, steamy scenes between Andre and Kendall. I mean, prepare to be fanning yourself and sticking your head in the freezer from time to time. I love alpha male characters and absolutely loved Andre, however, there were times I struggled with the conversation/looks/etc between him and Kendall. I felt like things sped along a bit too fast from just fighting the attraction to each other to wanting to be together to discussing children and so on. Regardless, Andre was absolutely yummy and most-definitely a strong, sexy, alpha male. It took awhile for Kendall to grow on me because she was always so defensive and angry – but once more of her past is revealed I could completely understand where the attitude came from. This young woman had not had an easy life (putting it lightly) and anything having to do with a relationship such as trust and vulnerability was extremely difficult for her.
This novel is very action-packed and has numerous edge-of-your-seat moments, so don’t plan on this being a light-hearted, cozy read. There is humor, chemistry, emotion, danger, suspense, and so on. In the midst of all of these, there are also a lot of sexual moments that actually made me laugh at loud at times because they would be in such dangerous situations but take the time to stop and make out! Anyway, this is a fantastic roller coaster ride that will have you burning up the pages to find out what happens with this brave but risky couple!
*Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
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This sounds like a fun, emotional, and character driven read! Great review! 🙂
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