Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sex, Lies and Designer Shoes - Kimberly Van Meter

Sex, Lies and Designer Shoes
Kimberly Van Meter
Harlequin Blaze, Jul 21 2015, $5.50
ISBN: 9780373798612

Billionaire Enzo Abelli begs personal protection specialist Rian Dalton to keep his twenty-something daughter safe from those threatening to harm her if he fails to acquiesce to their demands.  Rian says no as he insists protecting CoCo is impossible since she prefers the paparazzi Los Angeles night life.  Abelli insists on the best for his beloved wild child.  Reluctantly Rian accepts Abelli as a client.

CoCo loathes having a bodyguard; especially a disrespectful hunk.  Conversely, making the best of a situation she hates CoCo flirts outrageously with antagonistic Rian.  Though he keeps reminding himself to stay professional, Rian cannot resist her lure.  They share an incredible evening that astonishes both of them.  When the threat becomes real as a killer tries to assassinate CoCo, Rian takes it personally and risks his life to protect the spoiled heiress he loves.

The second Dalton personal protection romance (see The Hottest Ticket In Town for Rian’s brother Kane’s drama) is a heated enemy combatants' contemporary.  The lead couple’s early, endless bickering exasperates the audience; but once the viable third party “matchmaking” menace arrives, the storyline turns into a delightful tale.

Harriet Klausner

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