Friday, May 19, 2017

Dangerously Distracted by Angela Evans

Title: Dangerously Distracted
Author: Angela Evans
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Barefoot Bay Kindle Worlds
Main Characters: Leslie and Michael
Release Date: May 2017
Publisher:  Kindle Worlds
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Leslie Manning made the mistake of falling in love once, and other than her two beautiful sons, she has nothing good to show from the experience. She doesn’t need another man in her life now, but being a single mother is anything but easy. When a celebrity wedding brings a hunky security specialist to Barefoot Bay, Leslie is determined to keep him at arm’s length. Except the more she gets to know him, the more she wants to pull him closer.

Michael Duncan has built a business and a career by never leaving anything to chance and never missing a single detail that could put his clients in danger. That legendary focus is threatened any time Leslie is nearby. All too quickly, the only thing he wants to focus on is getting to know the young widow and her two rambunctious boys. 

Michael relies on his skills to keep his clients safe, but no one’s record can be perfect. With all of Michael’s attention focused on keeping his celebrity client safe, and persuading Leslie to open her heart, Michael just might miss the one threat that matters the most.

My Review:
I've only read a few books that take place in the Barefoot Bay world. I like this small little Florida community. It's fun with an interesting tourist draw.

In this novella, we get to meet Michael, a security expert on the island making security preparations for his client's wedding and Leslie works in the bakery making the wedding cake. 

With the briefness of the book this relationship moves pretty quickly. It was a fun set up. Leslie is a single mother left with her two young boys after her first husband died. She doesn't plan on making the mistake of marrying again...but she also doesn't count on meeting and falling for Michael. 

All of this takes place over a few weeks although Michael is only on the island for a day or two at a time every few weeks. There are lots of things that add depth in the background...both Leslie and Michael's back stories which heavily influence how they got to this place. There's also this high profile wedding going on which is key to both of their careers. This isn't the best time to be distracted in any way. 

So, no, they aren't ready for a relationship...especially Leslie who was really unhappy with her first marriage. And that's before they even cross over the issues of the difficulties of having a relationship with their very different geographical locations.

This is a quick, fun read. It's easy and entertaining. There's a lot of story in a few words so the story moves quick, but that makes it simple to stay completely invested with everything that's happening. I liked both the main characters and the way that the story happened around them to keep it all interesting.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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