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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

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Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thoughts on...Bodyguards in Bed

The book, Bodyguards in Bed, is just what the title implies. Romance and danger with a healthy dose of sex.

Three bodyguards. Three stories. Two of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Sorry, Miss Denton, Alyssa was too flaky for me, especially after reading the first story, I didn't make it through chapter two. Maybe I'll get to it but don't count on it.

Lucy Monroe's "Who's Been Sleeping in My Brother's Bed" starts us off. Danusia has a little trouble at her apartment that requires getting a new door. Instead of getting a hotel room she packs up her thesis research and heads to her brother's empty apartment.

Only it's not.

And boy does she remember Max.

I felt a little like I fell into the middle of a series but it wasn't enough to distract me from following the story.

Max works in security. Danusia is working on her doctorate theses. She's young, smart, sexy and confused. The info she's reading isn't matching the results she expected and when her apartment is broken into again, Max goes into protection mode.

Our third story is Elizabeth Naughton's "Acapulco Heat. This is a new author and I won't hesitate to read her again.

Bodyguard Finn is in rotation with another watching over Lauren at a photo shoot in Mexico. Beach, white bikini, sexy  and trusting model spells trouble with boys in the crowd as well as Finn's sanity. Things really heat up at a dance club when the party crashers start shooting and calling for her.

This story is run-for-your-life paced and really got my adrenaline pumping. There is a little Aztec Mythology as a great twist and no, that's not really a spoiler.

Overall, the danger in the two stories is believable, so in the sex/relationship. It's all a bit fast but you have to considerate the story length. Each one packed a lot of information and action into a small package.

Worth reading.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of publisher and Barnes & Noble

Bodyguards in Bed
by anthology (Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, Elisabeth Naughton)

Trade Paperback
May 2011
Contemporary Romance
275 pages

Grade: C+

Product Description:

There’s just one cardinal rule when it comes to being a bodyguard: no matter how tempting it may be, never, ever get romantically involved with the person you’re protecting. But as these sensual novellas prove, even the most important rules are made to be broken—again and again and again. Join acclaimed authors Lucy Monroe, Jamie Denton, and Elisabeth Naughton as they open the files on an undercover operative who finds a sexy surprise under his covers, a hot case involving mixed messages and mistaken identities, and a mission impossible protecting a provocative beauty who lives to love dangerously. Yeah, it’s a hard job, but someone’s gotta do it.

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