Exposing the Heiress by Jennifer Apodaca
Series: Once a Marine #3
Published by Entangled Publishing on August 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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This Marine will protect her at all costs...
When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she's humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.
Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece's lethal skills could save Alyssa's life. But his little sister's best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can't trust himself to keep his attraction hidden...or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.
Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love...a killer.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Let me start by saying: nice cover. Real nice.
Exposing the Heiress was an easy and unexpectedly hot read. It tells the story of Alyssa, daughter of a wealthy actress who passed away in an accident, leaving her the production company she had created.
Her stepfather always blamed her for the accident that killed her mother (she was driving) and has guilted her into being the face of the company when she didn’t really want to.
Unfortunately, we soon find out that her stepfather’s assholery doesn’t stop there. It turns out he paid Alyssa’s fiancee to marry her and keep her compliant with being the face of the company. Her stepfather and douchewaffle fiancee would then sell the company and split the profits between them.
Luckily for Alyssa, as soon as she finds out about this scheme she breaks off the engagement and this is when she’ll find out too that her now ex-fiancée is a freaking psycho, who not only threatens her life but the safety of the son she had to give up for adoption when she was 17.
Immediately after this, she runs to the only man she thinks can help her, Hunter her childhood best friend’s older brother, who’s now a former Marine sniper working in a security firm.
Hunter is going through the transition back to civilian life, and it’s not going well for him. He tried dating but finds himself in a very unfortunate situation where a woman hurt him in the worst way possible so he has been off relationships since then.
But Hunter’s icy protecting walls, start to melt when confronted with Alyssa’s soft and warm heart.
Did I mention Alyssa crushed on Hunter real bad when she was young? Well, she is fortunate to ignite a hunger in him that just won’t be denied… and it’s real fun for us to witness.
The story goes on with Alyssa’s ex-fiancée psychosis taking us farther and farther into complete wacko territory, and both of them working through their personal issues.
This was a very lovely read for me, it was easy and fun. With a bit of suspense and action, lot’s of sexy time and some very emotional scenes. Ms. Apodaca had me near tears more than once, so I really connected with the characters.
Summing up, love it and waiting for more!
Rating: 4 Nice and Hot Stars
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