This romantic suspense novel provides an exciting tale and introduces a security agency populated by intriguing warriors. The complicated emotional wounds that the hero of this story bears makes him a somewhat difficult person to sympathize with as he has not healed sufficiently and may never do so. The prickly relationship between the hero and heroine makes their attraction a bit hard to believe, especially when it is undermined by lies and half-truths, and it seesaws too much for me. There is a flurry of action and twists and turns which make this an intriguing story and a nice introduction to the series. I look forward to the stories of the other men of the Security team.
“Morgan’s Hunter” by Cate Beauman is book one of the ‘Bodyguards of L.A. County’ series which features Hunter Phillips, a man tormented by the memory of the best friend he lost during combat, but who has become an important member of the Ethan Cooke Security team. Biologist Morgan Taylor is reluctant to accept a bodyguard even though she is determined to find out why three of her close-knit team members were murdered during their research in the backcountry of Yellowstone. Their reluctant teamwork may be all that will save them when they discover the unexpected threats that their investigation uncovers but the attraction that they develop for one another may not last beyond their return to civilization.
Morgan Taylor, D.C. socialite and wildlife biologist, leads a charmed life until everything changes with a phone call. Her research team has been found dead—slaughtered—in backcountry Montana. As the case grows cold, Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind her friends’ gruesome deaths. Despite the dangers of a murderer still free, nothing will stand in her way, not even the bodyguard her father hires, L.A.’s top close protection agent, Hunter Phillips. Sparks fly from the start when no-nonsense Hunter clashes with Morgan’s strong-willed independence. Their endless search for answers proves hopeless—until Hunter discovers the truth. On the run and at the mercy of a madman, Morgan and Hunter must outsmart a killer to save their own lives.