Series: Body Armor #3
Published by HQN Books
Publication Date: December 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
MMA fighter Miles Dartman’s casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many men’s fantasy. She seeks him out, they have mindblowing sex, she leaves. Rinse, repeat. Yet lately, Miles wants more. And when Maxi requests his services via the Body Armor security agency, he’s ready to finally break through her defenses—and protect her day and night.
Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi’s life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former “friends,” and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there’s Miles, who doesn’t ask for anything…except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body…or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs.
Maxi Nevar’s life got complicated and chaotic real fast with the loss of her mother and grandmother close together, the discovery that her fiance was cheating and the pressure from her siblings. The quickest way to relive the stress for her was to get laid, but the planned one-night stand became more than that as she found herself blown away by what she shared with Miles Dartman.
But she did not stick around to find out what could come out of it, only to find herself in need of his professional services as a bodyguard not long after she split. Now that he’s back in her life, Miles seems to want more from her, especially her trust, but Maxi isn’t willing to open herself up to another man who would walk away from her when he gets tired and it’s up to Miles to convince her that he wants forever with her.
From the very first encounter with Maxi, Miles wanted more but she successfully kept him at an arm’s length and then vanished into thin air. She’s back now for help and he’s understandably upset about her disappearing act but he’s not going to let her go off on her own while she’s in danger. Plus, their close proximity gives him all the opportunity he needs to convince her of his intentions.
Maxi and Miles definitely had some scorching chemistry and really enjoyable dialogue, but the best part of this book for me was the suspense. From the very first page, I was really invested in finding out who was behind all the stuff happening and Ms. Foster did a really great job building up the suspense all the way to the end, including a list of possible villains to chose from.
My least favorite part of the story was Maxi’s ostrich act, refusing to see what was in front of her and her constant waffling was almost a buzz-killer. I have read the first book in this series and I kind of expected the drama, plus the cameos from the characters in her Ultimate series and the previous books in this series more than made up for it.
I enjoyed the drama and suspense in this story and have to say that this book does wonderfully as a stand-alone, but if you haven’t read the previous books, you definitely will want to after reading this.