Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Ruben Oso moves to Manhattan to start his life over as a low-rent bodyguard and stumbles into a gig in a swanky Park Avenue penthouse. What begins as executive protection turns personal working for a debonair zillionaire who makes Ruben question everything about himself.
Watching over financial hotshot Andy Bauer puts Ruben in an impossible position. He knows zero about shady trading and his cocky boss lives barricaded in a glass tower with wall-to-wall secrets and hot-and-cold-running paranoia. Can the danger be real? Is Andy for real?
What’s a bullet catcher to do? Ruben knows his emotions are out of control even as he races to untangle a high-priced conspiracy and his crazy feelings before somebody gets dead. If his suspicions are right, Andy will pay a price neither can afford, and Ruben may discover there’s no way to guard a heart.
This was an interesting story. Ruben and Andy spent so much time circling each other and not saying what they were wanting (personally or for business) it made the story start off slow. Unfortunately it didn’t seem to really pick up until close to the end.
I felt so bad for Ruben; he is trying to pick up his life and his reactions and feelings for Andy are throwing all of his beliefs and previous experiences out the window. We could see Ruben’s confusion and how he didn’t understand his own reactions let alone those of Andy. It takes Andy actually getting hurt for either of them to actually express and acknowledge their feelings to each other. I was glad to see them stop dancing around each other and finally working together.
Christopher Kipiniak did a nice job narrating this story. I was able to keep track of the story and characters which is always nice. I enjoyed the different voices he used for the characters however he seemed to have a bit slower of a talking speed which made the slow start of the book seem even slower,
Cover art by Paul Richmond is nice and I love the visual it gives of Ruben.
Audiobook, 12hrs 46min
Published June 19, 2017 (eb