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A cute bodyguard romance

Franco’s Fortune (Redemption Book 2) ♥♥♥

Franco is a businessman whose life is in danger. Someone wants him dead. His brother-in-law sends Jo to be his bodyguard. They are supposed to be pretend to be boyfriend-girlfriend so no one will guess that she is protecting him. Jo has had a huge crush on Franco but believes she is out of her league. As Jo begins to play (and dress) the part of his girlfriend, the player in Franco notices her more feminine attributes.

Even though Franco knows that someone is trying to kill him, he spends an inordinate amount of time trying to guard his privacy. That aspect of his personality was infuriating to Jo and me both. France put on a bravado act most of the time to hide his fear. Despite Franco’s consistent efforts to hinder the investigation of the attempts on his life, that mystery was solved in a way that was not too corny. The villains, suspense, and action were believable.

It is good to know that even though he was player, he had twinges of conscience when it came to how he treated Jo. He knew there were certain boundaries that he could not cross because he had to think about her feelings. But there were a couple of times I wish I could have hit him in the back of the head for some of his thoughtless comments. I granted him some leeway since he had been putting on a front for years without letting most people see who he really was.

Overall, I could have been annoyed with Franco, but his redeeming qualities won me over. Jo was an emotionally damaged individual because of her childhood, but she was able to overcome all of that and find family, home, and happiness.

I received ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review



Sexy dragons are HOT

Dead Sexy Dragon (Dragon Heat) ♥♥♥♥

Stig is a dragon but has a human body most of the time. During certain phases, his body morphed into the dragon form. In an effort to control his inner beast, he chains himself in his basement. Cora is the little sister to Stig’s best friend. Although his friend died, Stig still considers Cora to be off limits for a number of reasons.

With her life in danger because of poor decision making on her part, Cora needs Stig’s help and hides out at his remotely located house. She feels safe with Stig. He is the strong silent loner type. While she is attracted to him, she is also frustrated because she seems to be stuck in the friend zone as his best friend’s “little sister”. Meanwhile, Stig is concerned that having Cora in close proximity will test the boundaries of his human control over his inner beast. It seems to be harder and harder to convince his subconscious that getting with Cora is a bad idea.

I loved this book. It was a steamy novella. The story was full of tastefully done love scenes, real and dream sequenced. That was to be expected considering Cora has the hots for him for years and Stig was in beast mode. The novel’s cover created an expectation that the story delivered (I’m a sucker for six pack abs—yum).

Even though it seems to be the popular thing, I do not like any paranormal story with demons, witches, vampires or werewolves. To me, this story’s genre is more of a fantasy romance than paranormal. That being said, I have not read many romances that deal with other worldly creatures because they can be cheesy. I read an alien-woman romance a while back, and it was painful how corny it was. But I digress… I was thoroughly entertained by this story because of the characters and their love connection. Plus, the story was fun.

I totally recommend Dead Sexy Dragon if you want something outside of the normal romance or if you like fantasy romance. I cannot wait to read more dragon series books from this author.

I received ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review