The Bodyguard By Cherry Adair,Gena Showalter, & Lorie O’Clare
June 29, 2010
Paperback, 352 Pages
Reviewed by Tori
Sebastian Tremayne is a paranormal operative who can turn invisible. Sean Walker is a secret agent who can control shadows. Seth Gere is a bounty hunter searching for a murderer. In this collection of enjoyable short paranormal stories, these men go to great lengths to protect the women they love.
“Temptation on Ice” by Cherry Adair
Sebastian Tremayne is a T-FLAC operative who’s current assignment is to find nuclear physicist Dr. Michaela Giese, determine if she is a threat, and exterminate her if necessary. Fiery passion ignites between them and the only threat Michaela poses is to Sebastian’s heart.
Enjoyable paranormal romance. with plenty of action and passion packed into a little package. The chemistry is hawt and the plot engaging. It was short but satisfying. I did have a problem with Sebastian being able to have sex with Michaela all the while thinking he was going to kill her.
“Temptation in Shadows” by Gena Showalter
Sean Walker has the ability to exist in the shadows. When he is ordered by the PNR agency he works for to find and secure Gabrielle Huit, he has no problem doing his job until he begins to fall for her. Gabrielle Huit is able to access any computer and download it’s information. When she is suddenly marked for murder she and Sean
begin a journey that takes them from loners to lovers.
Reading this it felt like a full length novel. The powers they both weld are interesting and a nice break from the normal PNR stance. Their chemistry was BLAZING hawt. They are both a little “freaky” in the bedroom and the fact they are up front about it was fun. Gena keeps us guessing to the villain’s identity and reasons to the very end. The suspense intertwines with the romance perfectly.
I have to admit I felt Gabby should have been more upset about Sean’s lies. I have a problem with the whole, “Ok I lied and betrayed you but if I keep ignoring the problem and have sex with you every ten minutes then you will fall in love with me and forget my obnoxious behavior.”
“Hunting Temptation” by Lorie O’Clare
Seth Gere is a man hunter who is currently tracking a dangerous serial killer. When his reliable “source’s” sister -Jenna-suddenly shows up on the serial killer’s radar, Seth will do anything to keep her safe and in his life forever.
Seth was one dimensional in his dialog and actions. Jenna Drury and her brother Jeremy were just annoying. Jenna’s repeated remarks about…”I’m not a slut..,” and her odd speech patterns were distracting. Her brother’s high handed attitude didn’t invoke any feelings of protectiveness-rather is made me want to slap him.The chemistry between Seth and Jenna felt contrived and flat. The evil serial killer was more a bumbling idiot who just happened to have some great luck.
I just could not connect with this book or it’s characters.
All in all I recommend this book as the first two stories are a nice little foray into the smexy paranormal romance world.
Overall Rating: 3/5