Killer Curves by Naima Simone
Series: Guarding Her Body #2
Published by Entangled Publishing on December 7th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
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She'll lead him right into temptation...
Lately, things have been a little weird for Sloane Barrett—late night crank calls, disturbing images inher inbox, her tires slashed. She tries not to let it bother her. She tries to pretend everything is ok. Then someone breaks into her house and attacks her...and Sloane realizes she needs professional help. Tall, gorgeous and overwhelmingly intense help.
But Sloane knows all too well just how much trouble intense guys can be.
Security Specialist Ciaran Ross's priority is to ensure Sloane is safe. His gut tells him she's in danger, but his feelings for her are pulling his focus. Ciaran has already made the mistake of falling for a client, and the results were disastrous. He won't risk it again. He can't. But running from love is the surest way to get Sloane killed...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Well, I can’t say I didn’t like this story. It was interesting, it had some steam, a lot of suspense with a couple of action scenes. Ciaran is a hot ex-DEA agent now running a security agency with a couple of partners. He had a traumatic experience in his past where he couldn’t keep the woman he loved safe so he has been completely shut off to any type of feelings ever since.
Sloane is the black sheep of her perfectly rich family. Being the “fat” sister, always in the shadow of her younger, blond and perky sister, she just decided to be the smart one, and has been working as a teacher much to the chagrin of her mother.
But now she has been receiving disturbing phone calls and emails, and when her house is broken into and she is attacked by the perpetrator, she goes to her best friend’s security agency, where: oh look! Ciaran just happens to be one of the owners.
Well, their attraction for each other had been off the charts since they first set eyes on each other at an engagement party, and at hearing that Sloane is in danger Ciaran’s protective feelings just come out in full force.
She’ll need protection 24/7 and he is willing to be the one on her… professionally speaking of course. Even if he has to pretend to be her date to her parents anniversary party, and they have to share a bedroom. So we know how well that works, of course.
Both of them have quite a bit to work through, mainly his losing the woman he loved and Sloane’s coming off a bad relationship, filled with emotional abuse.
While the story line was good and the suspense well thought out the execution was not entirely to my taste. Well, principally I found the writing style too wordy. And by wordy I don’t mean with more vocabulary than me not being a native speaker would understand, though I did have to look up a couple of words in the dictionary. What I mean is that everything was, extremely, quite abundantly, filled with adjectives. Repeatedly. Almost obnoxiously. This way.
And then both main characters spent so much time up in their heads that I’m not certain at this point how they communicated with each other, much less sustained complete conversations.
Also, while not entirely her fault Sloane had a lot of self-doubt, self-confidence and self-worth issues… in other words she was too insecure. Again, part of her mind set was helped by the ex-fiancée but I don’t usually have a lot of patience for this kind of plight. Even under these extenuating conditions.
In other words, I skimmed a lot, but the suspense was well done and I wanted to make it till the end, it’s just wasn’t the writing style I find enjoyable. If readers are not bothered by the issues I’ve mentioned, I imagine they’ll find Killer Curves a great read.
Sparkle’s Rating: 3 Please-get-out-of-your-head-already Stars
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