Title: Kiss Marry Kill
Author: Sidney Halston
My Rating: A
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Iron Clad Security #1
Main Characters: Jax and Megan
Release Date: March 2017
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Five years ago they fell in love after one whirlwind summer. Now she's an internationally famous musician and he's officially out of the military, but when their worlds collide, can they keep things strictly professional? Sweet, thrilling, emotional, and sexy, fall in love with Megan and Jax in USA Today bestseller Sidney Halston's Kiss Marry Kill.
He's been chasing a memory . . .
It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn't the man he used to be... but Megan isn't the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she's in trouble.
...but now they're on the run.
Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he'll do anything to protect what's his.
Next to friends to lovers, second chance at love is my favorite trope in romance. This book features that trope...and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Five years before the book took place Megan and Jax had four days together. Those four days took place right before both their lives were about to change...so they accepted that that would be all the time they'd have together...no future.
And they stuck to that...until 5 years later when Jax sees Megan on the news because of her stalker. When they knew one another before, Jax was on his way to a deployment, Megan was about to embark into law school. Now Megan is a famous rock star and Jax owns a security firm. Of course, when he sees the problems she's having he has to run to her aid. This is his specialty now...and of course things embark from there.
I liked the book. The story is told via a series of present day and flashback scenes throughout the entire story. So, it's like reading two romances at the same time...featuring the same people. I have to admit, I love who they are today so much more than where they were back then...rightfully so, but I really love how those 4 days totally changed Megan's entire perspective on her world.
I love how totally over-protective Jax is about Megan. He's so alpha that he loses control of it sometimes. I also loved his team and Joey and how they will call him on it sometimes, too. I love that he works security. He knows exactly how to protect Megan with her rock star career. I also really loved that aspect of the story. The band and the whole musical aspect was great. I wasn't quite sure what to make of TNT and the remaining two members...especially as this is a romantic suspense, which has the reader questioning everyone's motives.
I admit, I"m a fan of Sidney Halston's writing and am especially excited about her new venture into writing romantic suspense. This was a great example and I hope she writes many more along this genre.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.