Former Marine and newest Red Stone Security employee Alexander Blue is still adjusting to the civilian world after a decade spent at war, but when he sees someone in danger, nothing can take away that intrinsic need to protect. After stopping a would-be mugger, Blue finds himself being bandaged up by a sensual local artist in her Key West condo. He never expected to stay the night, even if it is on her couch. The mysterious Mina gets under his skin in a way he never thought possible. When it becomes clear that her mugging wasn’t random and she’s being targeted by deadly men, Blue has no problem stepping into the role of protector.
But she doesn't want to be saved
Tired of being coddled and treated like a child, Mina has tried to distance herself from her family. When danger finds her, she’s forced to turn to the sexy stranger who she feels a strong, unexpected connection with. In him she sees glimmers of herself; a little broken, withdrawn and wary of the world. Soon she learns that the biggest threat might not be from the men trying to kidnap her, but from the quiet warrior who poses an immediate risk to her heart.
Sinful Seduction appears in Sinful Seduction anthology
Sinful Seduction introduces Mina, an artist trying to keep her head down as her father is an eminent scientist who constantly needs protection. She's moved to Miami under her mothers maiden name but her secret has somehow been betrayed. Leaving a gallery one night she's attacked by several men and narrowly escapes their kidnapping attempt because a passerby comes to her rescue.
Mina's rescuer is Alex (Blue) and it's sheer chance he's in town just taking some down time. He's employed by Red Stone Securities but feels he just needs well, more. Spotting Mina and her attackers, he doesn't hesitate but he's about to bite off a lot more than he anticipated. Mina is tall, willowy, hot as hell and just about his perfect woman! Temptation is right in front of him but realising Mina needs security helps puts her out of bounds, doesn't it?
This was a fun book to read. There's lots of sexual tension as both Mina and Alex realise right from the start they are hugely attracted to the other but acting on it may not be a good idea. Alex cannot afford to be distracted if he's to protect Mina and Mina has to be careful just who she trusts. I loved Mina though as she's no shrinking Violet and more than a match for Alex. As for Alex, well he's a big man in every sense but this beautiful woman can bring him to his knees! He's not weak though and if you like to read about an alpha hero with strong protective urges, then you will love Alex.
Mina faces heartache in this book and for me, it just seemed a little too quick and didn't seem to add much to the plot. Much as I liked the two central characters, the conclusion to the kidnapping threat just seemed a little too simple and there was one particular red herring who I'd certainly like to read more about!
It's a sexy story with an unusual ending and a little different to some romances available. It seemed to be quite a speedy read for me and although I did enjoy getting to know these characters, it's not my favourite by Ms Reus. I'd certainly recommend this series though, and they make a great read when read in order. If hot and sexy stories with action appeal to you then don't miss these books.
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