Author: Sidney Halston
Publisher: St Martin’s Press/Swerve
Rating: 5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: He’s been chasing a memory . . .
It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn’t the man he used to be… but Megan isn’t the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she’s in trouble.
…but now they’re on the run.
Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he’ll do anything to protect what’s his.
Review: Confession-I think I like Sidney Halston writing romantic suspense better than straight romance! She’s an amazing romance writer, but this book had a lot of what I love in a story. Two wounded characters with a romantic past. Sizzling chemistry. A great plotline and a slowly unfolding mystery that exploded into action. I loved every bit of it!
Megan and Jax had one of the best meet cutes ever; their four-day romance an oasis of time before they started very separate paths: Megan to law school, Jax to another deployment with the marines. It had been a breath of fresh air, a stolen chance at just letting it all hang out. For Megan, it had completely changed more than her outlook–it had totally rearranged her path.
Jax, on the other hand, had a different story. While the following five years had given him lots of experience for his new security company, the cost had been high. In a horrifying attack on their compound, he’d lost almost everyone in his unit. Their deaths haunted him with survivors guilt, and the void inside of him told him it was his fault. Meeting up with Megan again was fantastic. Seeing that she’d achieved her dream beyond anything they could have imagine? Priceless.
However, when he realized that she was in danger, he was determined to make sure that he used everything at his disposal to keep her safe. Losing his team had slayed him. Losing Megan… He’d die first.
Two sweet and genuine characters that have you rooting all the way make this an unforgettable read. Thanks Sidney, can’t wait for the next in the series!