Loving him could kill us both…
I thought the days of fathers selling their daughters were over.
Apparently, I thought wrong.
Because, in a few short months
I’m supposed to marry Johnny Maldonado.
His record is squeaky clean,
but anyone who’s been to Boston knows who he really is
and what he controls.
There’s only one problem:
I’m not interested in Johnny.
I’m interested in the man charged with his protection.
Maxon Holt. His Bodyguard.
When I ran away, he was the one to find me.
He’s not friendly and we don’t get along.
But, I find myself drawn to him.
Max is cold, dark, and distant.
And he’s harboring a secret.
One that could get us both killed.
Both the cover and teaser really caught my eye, so I was looking forward to this story and it did not disappoint. This was a book I couldn’t put down and would have read straight through if not for various responsibilities. Maddie is the sheltered daughter of a patronizing father who never fails to remind her that she’s only valuable to him because he can marry her off. When he insists she marry a mob boss nearly three times her age, she runs away, only to be quickly retrieved by her betrothed’s bodyguard/security man, Max.
Max is stoic, brooding and focused on his mission of vengeance. The last thing he needs is this stranger complicating his life with her fight against his boss and attempts to escape her gilded cage. Yet he’s drawn to her in a way he can’t ignore. Maddie hates Max for taking her back to her father and her fiancé, but something tells her he can be an ally despite his insistence that he won’t help her.
The heat between them is intense and the suspense is excellent. I loved the characters and the few secondary characters as well. This is a standalone but the very end makes me hopeful that the author intends it to be the first book of a new series so I’m really hoping she gives us more. It’s a fantastic story, you won’t be disappointed.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
My Fiancé’s Bodyguard on Amazon