This is a terrific romance between two interesting characters that has a surprise ending. The character development was outstanding for all of the characters which really made them come alive. Shealyn was a small town girl dealing with glitz, glamour and make believe. She got the attention she wanted but she didn’t know about the price. Cutter wants to save the world and take care of those he considers family, even if it intrudes on his happiness. He has two separate lives, his professional one and his personal one but this is the first time them come crashing together. These two characters may be the main ones but the secondary are just as well thought out and equally have secrets they don’t want known. I found that there was a lot more action than I expected, both in and out of the bedroom. There was also more drama and hidden pieces of the plot that doesn’t come together until the end of the story. The ending isn’t clear which keeps you wondering how this story will have a happy ending for everyone. This is an awesome book in which to start a series because I fell in love with everyone in it. I can’t wait to see whose story is next and what kind of twists and turns Ms. Black comes up with.
Cutter may travel with his job as a body guard but his heart is with his family, including the little girl next door who finds herself in trouble. He knows how to fix her problem and he’s willing to do what he can. First, though, he needs to finish his last job in California. Shealyn doesn’t really want a body guard. She’s being blackmailed but thinks that if she has one for the drop off she’ll be safe. Cutter takes his job seriously and quickly lets Shealyn know that this isn’t how he works. Sparks soon start flying as Cutter tries to do his job while Shealyn tries to live her life as she always has. However, those aren’t the only sparks. Can Cutter keep his promises to the girl back home or will he act on his attraction to Shealyn?
The first in an all-new sexy contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shayla Black.
BOUND BY DUTY...
Bodyguard and former military man Cutter Bryant has always done his duty--no matter the cost. Now he's taking one last high-octane assignment before settling down in a new role that means sacrificing his chance at love. But he never expects to share an irresistible chemistry with his beautiful new client.
...TEMPTED BY PLEASURE
As the star of a steamy television drama, Shealyn West knows fame well, but it has come at the expense of her heart. With a blackmailer watching her every move and the threat of career-ending exposure looming, Shealyn hires Cutter to shore up her security and keep her safe, never imagining their attraction will be too powerful to contain.
As Shealyn and Cutter navigate the scintillating line between business and pleasure, they unravel a web of secrets that threaten their relationship and their lives. When danger strikes, Cutter must decide whether to follow his heart for the first time, or risk losing Shealyn forever.