Witness to Passion by Naima Simone

Witness to Passion by Naima SimoneWitness to Passion by Naima Simone
Series: Guarding Her Body #1
Published by Entangled: Ignite on June 16th 2015
Pages: 230
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For Fallon Wayland, birthdays are just another reminder of her looming spinsterhood. This year is shaping up to be no different. Fired from her job, dumped by her boyfriend, and oh yes, witnessing the murder of a high-ranking lieutenant in the local crime family... Yeah, birthdays suck.
Ever since a disastrous, hot-as-hell kiss years ago, soldier-turned-security specialist Shane Roarke has avoided his baby sister's reckless - and gorgeous - best friend. Yet when her life is threatened after she witnesses a gang hit, he insists on protecting her...even if she objects.
The two are forced to hole up in a safe house. Alone. Passion long denied erupts between them, burning away their inhibitions. But even as layers - and clothes - are peeled away, danger closes in. Shane and Fallon might finally have a chance at love...if they survive long enough to see it.

Best friend’s brother story, wrapped up in a suspenseful package. I took issue with both Fallon and Shane, both of whom I don’t like for varying reasons, let alone feeling that chemistry between them and the bucketload of angst Fallon throws out. Desperation oozes out of the characters here, particularly in Fallon and that’s more a turn-off than a heart-wrenching moment, because overreaction and overcompensation follow close on its heels.

But what made me finish the tale is as always, Naima Simone’s writing style, (admittedly be over the top dramatic and exaggerated at times) which is probably the only thing that keeps the pages turning…almost of their own will.