A passion to live for - and to die for - in the RITA-winning series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elisabeth Naughton.
Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press tour, danger creeps closer than ever. As threatening messages from her bitter ex-husband leave her vulnerable, a new man in her life makes her feel protected.
Former Army Ranger turned security professional Hunter O’Donnell is hired to guard Kelsey. When a shattering explosion rocks her world, Kelsey’s ex is the prime suspect, but Hunter speculates there’s more to the situation than Kelsey’s letting on. Intent on keeping her safe, he delves into Kelsey’s past. As the two work together to unmask her stalker’s identity, a fire ignites between them that they both struggle to contain.
While the investigation proceeds, it draws them closer not only to each other but also to a lethal plot that’s been in the works behind their backs. And with each new secret unveiled, it’s not just temptation putting them at risk - it’s a madman who will not stop until Kelsey is dead.
I really liked the first two books in the series - but this one doesn't measure up. It was just too cheesy and the characters came off as rather weak. Their reasoning skills seemed to lack common sense and purpose.
I think part of it is the narrator - Amy Landon is ok for the female characters, but she has a tendency to draw words out and I thought it made the men sound like big dumb oafs.
I made it through the entire book - but I was glad when it was over. I think it might be better if I had read it rather than listened.
While I really enjoyed the other books in this series, this one was just meh. Not as much emphasis on the plot and hardly any action, fairly easy to guess outcomes made It underwhelming. Narrator did a great job.
Would you try another book from Elisabeth Naughton and/or Amy Landon?
Not likely - narrator was good, story not so much.
What was most disappointing about Elisabeth Naughton’s story?
Way to much on the romance crap for me. I like a real mystery and this was too much "in their head" talking to themselves about how they feel about the other one or themselves. I like a good mystery and this just missed the mark for me.
Which character – as performed by Amy Landon – was your favorite?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Any additional comments?
not listening to anymore books by this author.