Title: Wilde Nights in Paradise
Author: Tonya Burrows
My Rating: A-
Narrator: Eric G. Dove
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Wilde Security #1
Main Characters: Jude and Libby
Release Date: January 2015
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Sexual Intensity: spicy
He'll guard her body all night long.
Former Marine Jude Wilde's motto has always been "burn bridges and never look back," so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they're forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can't ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker's threats escalate to attempted murder, he's left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend's safe house in Key West, FL.
Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby's resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body's demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?My Review:
I'll admit, I haven't read a whole lot of Tonya Burrows, but every time I finish one of her books, I ask myself why?? I really, really enjoyed this story. I do love second chance tropes and this one is a good one.
Jude was a Marine under Libby's father's command. Libby's father NEVER liked him...never thought he was good enough for Libby. So, 8 years ago, when Jude asked Libby to marry him, her father shut it down...something that Libby is clueless about. She still has no idea why Jude cheated and dumped her two days after asking her to marry him...and she's never quite recovered.
Neither has Jude. Libby is the one who got away. The love of his life. Now, he just does as little as he can to get through the day. To his brothers, who don't know what happened then, he's the screw up of the family.
But now Libby's father comes to him for help. Since they broke up 8 years ago, Jude and his brothers have started Wilde Security and are the best in the business in providing personal security. Libby's father may not like him, but he knows Jude would do everything he could to protect her, so when a stalker threatens her, Libby's father hires Jude to protect her.
I loved this story. The story had just the right amount of suspense in it, but the over-riding story is this unfinished love story between Jude and Libby. I loved them together and their back-story broke my heart, especially since it's so obvious that their past broke both of them. The added dimensions of Jude's brothers gave so much more to this story. I can't wait to keep reading more of the series.
I also really enjoyed this author. He has a really smooth and polished voice that was just nice to listen to. I definitely recommend the author, the narrator, and this first book in the series. A great start. Luckily, I already have book #2 loaded onto my iPod, so I'm ready to get started on it.