Ali Ross has secrets. She lies at nearly opportunity. She has a past that she’s running from and will do anything to ensure her own safety. If she has to manipulate her new, good looking neighbor, it’s a small price to pay.
Sam Gleeson is a former sniper and now owns Scorpio Security with a few other former military members. They provide security, and handle sticky situations abroad. They’re good at what they do and they take it seriously.
When Ali buys her new home, she has an ulterior motive. Sam is immediately attracted and her plan falls right into place. Then her past and love comes calling. Can Sam forgive? Can she escape the past she’s running from, with or without Sam? What happens when her house of cards comes tumbling down?
This story has all the necessary elements for a good read. But!!!! It was flat. The tension and drama felt forced and a tad bit predictable. I struggled with the idea that she just left a bad relationship but jumped at the idea of throwing herself on Sam. And the reason was borderline asinine and immature. She had the money and the means to protect herself but she “put out” to make Sam fall in love with her so that she could be sure he would protect her??? Anyone else seeing my point?
Ali was basically weak willed and a user. I hated her by the end of the book. Sam was a good guy but it aggravated me that he never looked into her past when he knew she was lying and hiding at least part of her past. That isn’t believable when he owns a security company.
The sex scenes were repetitive too. They were handled with adult language without reference to peen, or meat stick or other ridiculously immature language. I appreciated that but wish there had been more variety.
Can I recommend this book? I’m unhappily neutral.
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