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Tension-packed and cliffie ending paranormal romance opener from M.A. Grant

cover221057-mediumRare Vigilance by M.A. Grant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh that was good. Not at all what I thought I was going to be reading, but still absolutely brilliant, even if it does end on a tiny bit of a cliffie.

That was expected, given it’s book one in a new trilogy from the writer of one of my absolutely favourite urban fantasy/paranormal series https://www.goodreads.com/series/2491… but even so I was like noooooooo, I need book two now!

It’s not a relationship cliffie, but related to the overall book arc which will run through the series and concerns an utterly delicious kind of political (small P not modern politics but political manoeuvring between specific business leaders of a particular persuasion).

On the face of it, things start as a fairly typical bodyguard/protectee kind of narrative, throw in a bit of antagonism, secrets and behind the scenes plotting and you could be forgiven for thinking you’re going to be reading a traditional suspense.

But no, it rapidly becomes clear there’s something going on that isn’t quite normal and that’s as much as I will say about the paranormal/supernatural element of the tale.

It draws from Romanian culture, a very specific part of which I’ve not really seen been the focus of many fiction books apart from Rachel Mead’s epic tales of good versus evil. (And that’s the biggest hint you’re going to get 😀 )

And as the plot unwinds, it’s clear that Atlas and Christian have a connection, one they’re both fighting big time as the tensions mount.

The feeling of dread which hangs over them as Atlas gets mired into a family dispute which has more layers and twists than he could ever have imagined is real.

The pacing is superb. I read this in one go in a few hours and never felt like any of it was filler. My feelings for the main pairing swapped and changed, same with the secondary characters which surround them, on a regular basis.

I couldn’t tell where the plot was going, only that something was being hidden. When it becomes obvious what that is, you get a definite Eureka! moment.

Cannot wait for more as I love M.A. Grant’s world-building and writing!

But one thing I will say, I don’t think the cover does this book any favours at all.

With a Blurb which is also fairly non-descriptive, I think the publishers are missing a trick for readers to get more of a feeling about the book’s subject.

#ARC kindly received from the publishers Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Solid opener for Colette Davison’s new shifter omegaverse series

SECRETLY MINE COVERSecretly Mine by Colette Davison

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this solid opener in a new shifter omegaverse focusing on a musician and his bodyguard.

There wasn’t anything particularly new or novel to it, but I liked both Jessie and Isaac.

Their relationship development, while it was fairly quick, didn’t feel insta-lovey but more an organic growth from a mutual attraction and closed proximity.

I did very much appreciate the difference in shifter types though, Isaac was a tiger and Jessie was a monkey and they were incredibly sweet together, especially in shifted form.

I did guess the villain from the first time they appeared on screen (I read a lot of this type of suspense book and was a mad Agatha Christie fan in my younger days 😁 ) but I still think the stalker plot plays out well throughout.

Book two is also going to be about Jessie and Isaac and I’m interested to see how the author works the tension plot she’s hinted at with a sneak peek at the end of this one into the overall narrative.

I think it will be an unusual direction to take and I’m looking forward to reading it.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Release Blitz: Hold Safe by Sue Brown

Hold Safe | Sue Brown

Biker Daddy Bodyguards #3

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Release Date: January 31st, 2021

Publisher: One Hat Press

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Hold Safe

Blurb

Mo is content with the quiet life. Once upon a time he had his happy ever after, but that ended. Now he’s being asked to guard an ego-driven businessman who has no idea how much danger he’s in. He should say no.

A successful CEO, Joseph is used to most people saying yes. He’s not convinced ‘yes’ is in this bodyguard’s vocabulary. Every decision he makes, Mo vetoes. Joseph is furious. He’s the one in charge. Isn’t he?

They are dealing with escalating danger and increasing tension between them. Joseph is convinced he’s a Daddy. Mo knows Joseph is a boy. Will Mo keep Joseph safe and show him his true place?

Excerpt

The room went silent.

“Remember you’re a Holden. Never let another man tell you what to do.”

His father’s words rang in Joseph’s ears as they had done since he had sat an eight-year-old Joseph down in his study and told him that one day he would be the head of a great empire.

Yet he’d sat like a kid, his cheeks flaming, because some yeti off the mountains had ordered him to. He knew he’d made a huge mistake. He’d lost face in front of a room full of alpha men. He could see that in the smug expressions in the room. Now he’d have to work twice as hard to regain the power.

He was the client, the top dog in the room. Correction. He should have been the top dog. He was the billionaire; they were merely muscle. So why did he feel like a kid playing dress up in his father’s shoes?

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