Jessie Sloan is a private person that always needs to be in control. It had been six months since she returned to Harper Crossing, her hometown, and she had been living with her sisters. However, she needed to get away, because, even though she loved her sisters, they pressured to share things with them, a thing which she was very uncomfortable doings. She decides on a place wich is perfect for her. Everything seems under control, until she meets Zack Courtland in the basement, and the landowners assume they are a couple. Simce, the eighty-year-old sisters are more inclined in renting the place to a couple, neither Jessie nor Zack correct them. She is unnerved by Zack, not only because of the chemistry between, but because she tends to out of control with him and share things that she doesn’t share with anyone else.
Zack Courtland needs a cheaper place that the one is currenltly renting, since he needs to cover the costs of his mom’s treatment and her home care facility. The only thing on his mind is saving money and winning the boxing tournament, that will give him financial security.The last thing he needs is a destraction. However, he doesn’t plan on finding this beautiful woman in the basement, and having to pretend to be her boyfriend to have the apartment. She’s not like any other girl. She doesn’t see him as the bad boy she wanted to pass the time with for a while. She also defies him in every turn, which he likes.
The thought they only had to pretend until they got the apartment, but they discover that the land owners live uptstairsof their apartment. Will the guy who does’t want destractions and the girl who needs control in her life turn their relationship from fake to real?
Five years ago Bryn Jones father was accused for fraud, and Gabriel D’Angelo was the main witness against him, breaking Bryn’s heart in the process. She doesn’t want anything to do with the D’Angelos, but now she has an opportunity to exhibit her work in the prestigious D’Angelo’s gallery in London. She hopes she doesn’t get recognized, since now she’s worrying contacts and she lost some weight. She registers in the exihibition with another name, since she fears that she will be thrown out, being the daughter of someone that comitted fraud. What she doesn’t know is that Gabe has not forgotten her. Will he recognize her? Will she forgive him?
Five years ago, Isadora Winters left Gabriel Rossi, to work in a CIA antiterrorist mission. That’s close to home for her because her parents died at the Pentagon in 9/11. Now, five years later, the operation come to and end, and she decides to go to Barefoot Bay with a new name, Lila Wickham, new face and body, and her four-year-old child. She needs Gabe help to hide under a new identity because she made enemies during the operation.
Gabe is still not over Isadora, and in fact came to Barefoot Bay, because it was closer to the place he thought he could find her Cuba. While in Cuba his sister and his best friend, found out that Isadira died in a car accident and that their child was adopted, but then died when he was a todler. However, his friend Malcolm Harris found a letter from Isadora in their old locker room in Guantanamo, back when they were CIA agents in an operation. The letter said that neither her nor their child was dead. Now there’s a woman who doesn’t look at all like Isadora, that claims to be her. She was ses Chanel No.5, which is Isadora’s perfume. Should he believe her? Read more
Former CIA agent Malcolm Harris was falsely accused of stealing money from the government.Serving his sentence, he recenly got out prison. He sees a woman twice in the a row and thinks she’s a CIA agent that’s following him. When they meet, there’s a instant chemistry between them. From her honest responses he realizes she’s not an agent. When their flight is canceled, and the airline provides them with a night at a hotel, they decide to have a one-night stand and after, she tells him her name, Francesca Rossi. Finding out she’s his best friend ‘s sister, he leaves without saying a word.
Francesca Rossi or Chessie for short, was called by her brother Gabriel or Gabe to go to Barefoot Bay, since he needs a favor. In Barefoot with a Bodyguard, with her genius computer skills, she helped him find out that the woman he was looking for, Isasora Winters, is dead, and that she left a little boy named Gabriel, who was born the same year he last saw Isadora. There’s no doubt that this kid is his child. After her one-night stand left without a word, she wants to get out of there as soon as possible, so she drives to Florida. It’s a shocking surprise for her when she sees her one-night stand in her brother’s home. The man is introduced to her as Malcolm Harris, Gabe’s closest friend. She is even more surprised when Gabe tells her she needs to go in a covert operation with him to Cuba to find out his son’s whereabouts. Can they forget about the tension and akwardness between them and go on with the operation? What will they find out in Cuba?
Kate Kingston’s father is a jury that recently recieved a threatening message to his daughter. She doesn’t want a bodyguard, so her father ends up hiring Gabriel Rossi to manage the situation. The only thing that Kate wants is to have a peaceful place to study for her bar exam, since wants to be a lawyer. She is recenl divorced. Her ex wanted to control her and made her life miserable. However she ends up having to be called Mathildaor Tilly, which is her new indentity. Plus, she now has a bodyguard, who is also her husband!
Alec Petrov is a russian-american that needs to hide from the russian mob leader. His father had money problem and ended up giving Alec to this leader so he could be a “soldier”. They tattoo his hand with the word kill in russian. He is succesful in escaping his destiny, but now this leader wants him again. Gregg, and FBI agent, got Alec under his wing a long time ago, and now hired Gabe Rossi for his services. So Alec ended up being Kate’s bodyguard and husband.
While Kate and Alec stay in the same villa, they start to feel wild chemistry and a special connection. Against the rules, rndsup telling him her real name and her story, and wants him to do the same. He resist telling her anything, since knowing things about him is dangerous for her and since he has difficulty trusting people. Can you they keep their ruse of being a married couple? Can they stay safe? Will he end up trusting her?
The prequel of Barefoot with a Bodyguard. Former CIA agent Gabriel Rossi goes to Barefoot Bay in the state if Florida to check out the security in a hotel called Casa Blanca. He makes a deal with Luke McBain, the owner of the security company hired by the hotel. He wants a cover up job for what he plans to do, and the spot as a a security consultant is perfect for this. He wants to help people who need protection, a place to hide and a new identity, but who don’t always qualify for a government program. At the end, he is onclined to accept the deal, but needs a little time to think about.
Gabe goes back to Boston to break it to his family that he will no longer be part of the family’s security busimess, The Guardian Angelinos, and that he is going to start a new business im Florida. He wants to take Nino, his widowed italian grandfather with him, but he says he doesn’t want to leave because he is in love. Gabe checks the woman’s background and finds out that she’s been married for forty years. Is it a misunderstanding? How will Nino react to the news? Will the family react well to the news of Gabe leaving?
I love the relationship between Nino and Gabe. It’s a good story to better understand the first book of the series and it’s also very entretaining.
Chloe is the daughter of Zeus, and falls in love with a mere mortal from the middle ages. When Zeus discovers this he punish them by making him inmortal, while making her die and reborn for hundreds of years. In 2012 she reappers in his hometown, but is engaged to another man. Will he win her heart? Can they break the curse?
This book is entertaining, but the story is not very developed, in my opinion.
Evangeline Jenner is akward and nervous when in crowd, making her stutter a lot. Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent is a confident, devilish rake. He has such a reputation that proper ladies shouldn’t go anywhere near him. However, Evie puts away her own fears to confront this devil. Why? Desperation. With her mother dying when she was young and her father not wanting for her to live with him inthe gambling hall, Evie is forced to live with her relatives. They are hirrible. When her father is in his death bed, they don’t let her see him, because he owns a gambling hall and can taint her reputation. Plus, they want her to marry her cousin, so they can have the inheritance left by her father to her. Therefore, the only thing is to marry a man that has a good posicion in society, but needs money. Lord St Vinent fits perfectly with this description, since he has a title, but is short in finances. So, when she visits him and explains her deal, he accepts. They go all the way to the famous Gretna Green in the Scottish border to marry. When they return, they go to the gambling
hall and Sebastian, which in the past was not akin to work, becomes very interested in the gambling buisness, and starts taking charge if Evie’s father buisness.
Meanwhile, in respect to their married life, Evie had a condition in her deal which is that she will consumate the marriage to make it valid, but they will sleep together just once. Knowing his reputation, will he honor her condition and leave her alone, while having affairs during their marriage? Will he try to seduce her and make brake the condition in their deal? Or will he start to care for this akward, but brave girl, who was determined to do anything to see her dying father and to escape from her fate?
Violet Waterfield is an intelligent and independent woman at a time where women were ridiculed if they did anything other than housework. Violet hopes to publish a scientific paper, but is rejected numerous times. Her friend Sebastian Maleur convinces her to publish the paper under his name, and it becomes an astounding sucess. After five years, Sebastian is sick of the deceit and the guilt of having the credit for Violet’s work. Sebastian and Violet’s relationship is complex because even though they have been friends since childhood, he has secretly loved her for a very long time now.Violet in the other hand, is afraid to have a relationship again. She and her belated husband had problems because she wanted a baby and she couldn’t give him one. She almost died during pregnancy and the baby was lost.
Sebastian also has his problems, besides his one love for Violet. His brother has cancer and Sebastian wants him to leave his nephew with him. His brother thinks that Sebastian is careless and spoiled, he always gets what he wants, and he doesn’t take life seriously. Therefore, he rejects Sebastian’s offer. However, Sebastian is not just a stupid and funny guy like everyone believes, he actually is quite good with numbers and very determined with the right motivation. Even when Sebastian tries to proof his brother wrong and makes a fortune in a matter of days, is still not good enough for his brother.
Will Violet reveal her secret to the world and bear the consecuences? Will Sebastian confess his love to her? Will she confront her fears of loving someone else? Will he have his brother’s approval? Read more
Geofrey Winter never does something that isn’t proper. He is set in marrying a proper lady and makes a list, in which Beatrice Dennington is included. Meanwhile, Beatrice’s cousin Abbigail Stone has come from America, leaving behind a scandal and a tainted reputation, and wanting to have a new start in England. Geoffrey and Abby meet at a ball, where he accidentally steps in her hem, making her stumble into a server. He apologizes, and when she smiles at him, he is besotted. She starts talking to him and when he realizes everyone is staring he tells her that they can’t talk to each other if they haven’t been properly introduced. He insists on wooing Lady Beatrice, and is astounded to know that the american woman which he met in the ball is her cousin. Will he follow what’s proper or will he go for what he really wants? Will he discover Abby’s scandal? Will he care, once he discovers it?