The next exciting story in the Aegis Security Series...
He's been watching her, and now he's here, in the dimly lit bar of the swanky Vail resort, pretending not to notice her. Songwriter Grace Ryder has never liked the spotlight, but her skin tingles whenever his sexy gaze drifts her way. Only one night will prove whether he's safety or sin.
Aegis operative Brian Walker's orders are clear: observe, but don't touch. Things change, though, the moment the leggy brunette makes him an offer he can't refuse. Desire leads to seduction, but it comes at a price. Because someone wants her dead, and if Brian's not careful, his obsession for a woman he never should have touched could get them both killed.
Grace needed to get away for a while. Someone was stalking her and the police had not been able to catch the culprit. She also needs to find some inspiration for her music. Vail seemed like a perfect chose as a getaway destination. Grace has noticed a man she calls McDreamy because he has the most beautiful eyes she has ever seen. She decides after a couple of drinks to approach him at the hotel bar and see where it will go.
“So,” a woman said beside him, “I don’t normally do this, but, um, you have the hottest thighs I’ve ever seen, and I…I just wanted to tell you how gorgeous they are. I’ve sort of been staring at them all night.”
Brian cannot believe when he sees that is Ryder’s sister that has come on to him at the bar. She is the job that he is there to handle. Thinking fast he decides this is the best way to watch out for her close up and personal and not from a distance. Only problem is he is attracted to her too and nothing had prepared him for her not even his tour in Iraq or Afghanistan!
She jumped off her stool, moved between his legs, and leaned in close. So close he felt her everywhere. “Nothing. Just my ex. “Her scent – her sexy, fresh, alluring scent – mixed with her heat to float all around him and make him lightheaded. “Quick. Kiss me before he sees me. He’s heading right for us.”
After a night and day of Brian she still wanted more from him and so she tells him her real name and that she really writes songs. He had inspired her to write two fantastic songs and one was for him. They spend the day on the slopes and when they return to the hotel find her room has been trashed. Brian finds himself taking charge with the authorities and lets them know that he works with the Aegis Security Agency and is Grace’s private security.
Jake Ryder was a dead man. But he’d have to get in line and wait, because Grace had plans to kill Brian Walker first.
Grace cannot believe her brother had sent Brian to babysit her and the worst part was Brian had lied to her. She realizes that she needs to just make it through one night and then she would head home. Will Brian be able to convince Grace that she is more than a job to him or will she refuse to take him seriously?
“Grace dammit.” She made it one step around him before his hand closed over her arm, jerking her back to face him. “You weren’t just a job…”
Lines have been crossed between Brian and his job as a security guard. Will Grace and Brian find a way to salvage their relationship?
Hero –Brian Walker: 4 stars
Heroine –Grace Ryder: 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! The lesson learned from this book is twofold. One, a big brother will stick his nose in your business and two; sometimes best friends really aren’t best friends. You can depend on love; it will always be there when you need it.
Would I read other books by this author: Yes!