Series: Guarding Her Body

Killer Curves by Naima Simone

Killer Curves by Naima SimoneKiller Curves by Naima Simone
Series: Guarding Her Body #2
Published by Entangled: Ignite on December 7th 2015
Pages: 206
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three-stars

Lately, things have been a little weird for Sloane Barrett—late night crank calls, disturbing images inher inbox, her tires slashed. She tries not to let it bother her. She tries to pretend everything is ok. Then someone breaks into her house and attacks her...and Sloane realizes she needs professional help. Tall, gorgeous and overwhelmingly intense help. But Sloane knows all too well just how much trouble intense guys can be.
Security Specialist Ciaran Ross's priority is to ensure Sloane is safe. His gut tells him she's in danger, but his feelings for her are pulling his focus. Ciaran has already made the mistake of falling for a client, and the results were disastrous. He won't risk it again. He can't. But running from love is the surest way to get Sloane killed...

Naima Simone has never failed to entertain me with her writing and ‘Killer Curves’ is no different, with some over-the-top descriptions of animal attraction that actually made me burst out laughing in incredulity before the action really kicked in. The story is entirely predictable, with a tortured hero who has allowed a night of tragedy to define the way he now lives his life, but finally sees the light with an equally insecure heroine who manages to find her footing by the time the book ends. I enjoyed this nonetheless, for the quirks, the suspense and the perceptive insight into human behaviour that Ms. Simone always inserts into every story.

three-stars

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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three-stars

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.

three-stars