A decade ago, journalist Lexie Murrough was covering a story in Gadi when Deke Bronson led his special-ops team on an assassination of the dictator mission. She was severely hurt in the confusion. Several years past before she physically recovered; mentally Lexie knows she has not as she no longer is a reporter. Instead she is president of Helping Hands, a charity based in Chattanooga.
When someone threatens her harm, the Dundee Agency assigns private security expert Deke as her bodyguard. Although he knows he can never mitigate what he did to her, he sees this as an opportunity to somewhat make up for what happened to her on his mission even though she does know his involvement in that fiasco; his bullet paralyzed her leading to years of physical therapy. Deke muses that guilt and love are two powerful emotions and he knows he willingly would die to keep Lexie safe, but fears his feelings may fog his judgment.
The latest Protectors' tale (see MOST LIKELY TO DIE and DANGEROUS DECEPTION) is an action-packed romantic suspense thriller that never stops to let the audience catch our breath whether the lead couple is kissing, trying to stay alive, and much more. Lexie is stronger than she realizes as she struggles to cope with the return of the nightmare; Deke is the more interesting protagonist as Lexie tears his insides apart. The twists especially at the end will have readers thankful that they took the time to read Beverly Barton's taut thriller in one sitting.
Great romantic suspense story! Even if you don't follow Ms. Barton's THE PROTECTORS series, you'll really enjoy this emotional story of Deke Bronson and Lexie Murrough.
Great suspense and intrigue, great romance, and some steamy sexual tension!
Former reporter Lexie Murrogh got shot in the back at an inauguration where the new elected president got shot. Her injury left her paralyzed and dreaming of her secret savior with his deep grey eyes for the next ten years. After a long way of recovery she is left with a cane and very sucessful as the head of a charity organization called Helping Hands.
Now she and her boss and best friend Cara Bedell are threatened by an assasin promising to kill Lexie and all her friends for what she did back then when she's been shot.
Little does Lexie know that the bodyguard's, hired by Cara, were participating in the assassination 10 years ago and the very stray bullet that stroke her came from Deke Bronson, her personal bodyguard, gun. Nevertheless the sparkles are flying between both of them instantly. While Deke's trying to concentrate on his job Lexie falls head over heals for him.
A quick read, lacking the suspense one looks forward to read in this genre. The characters are very clichÃ©. Unfortunately the books main focus lies on the love between Lexie and Deke and doesn't really fit into the main plot.