Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kiss Kiss Bang by Sidney Halston

Title: Kiss Kiss Bang
Author: Sidney Halston
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Iron Clad Security #3
Main Characters: Joey and Olivia
Release Date: December 2017
Publisher: Swerve
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Sexual Intensity: spicy


Story Overview:
Six-foot-two and ripped...with superior computer skills, Josef “Joey” Clad is not your typical ex-Marine. The co-owner of Iron-Clad securities is 100% Alpha male, but under his muscular physique, he's the best hacker in Miami who specializes in running Iron-Clad's cyber ops. The perfect skill set for their new client who is getting threatening emails, a client who he definitely wants to get to know better. Much better.

Single mom, widow, Olivia Monroe has exceptional dreams that she refuses to let go of. Fifteen years ago, she left her broken home in New York City and never looked back. Now a dark horse candidate for Florida governor, she's not looking for a relationship. Even with the hot guy who sweeps in and saves her computer the night before a big speech. Her hero has trouble written all over him. Joey is too handsome, too funny, too confident, and way too hard to resist.

Too bad he's now her bodyguard.

My Review:
Ooh, I liked this story. This is a romantic suspense, but it's definitely heavier on the romance than the suspense. Olivia is an unlikely gubernatorial candidate. She's really just a mom, getting by. But when she meets Joey, she's not even managing that as she's having a nervous breakdown in the electronics store because her laptop is crashing with the speech that she desperately needs on it. Joey finds himself entranced by this mess of a woman who is normally as smooth and put together as ice. It's an interesting and fascinating dichotomy. And that becomes even more so as he gets to know her, because she really is a normal single mom just trying to get by.

I really liked Joey's story. She fell into politics simply by doing the right thing...something I wish we had more politicians like. The only thing I find slightly unbelievable in the story is that nothing about her upbringing had been revealed to the public before, because that is always part of all the politics and stories on the politicians. But that was just a minor niggle. I liked her and her daughter. In fact, I adored her daughter and how natural Joey handled her. 

Overall it was a great read. I've said it before and I'll say it again...Sidney Halston is really good at writing romantic suspense. I hope she continues to dabble in the genre. This has been a great series. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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