Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Julian Davis has no time for love—everything must be under control. He steers clear of messy emotions or out-of-control passions. This attitude is the key to his success as the VP of CyNapse, one of the world’s leading technology companies. When Tarek Kettner is assigned as his lead bodyguard, Julian’s life is turned upside down. The baby-faced bodyguard had always been Julian’s secret weakness. After one intimate encounter with Tarek, Julian begins to question his life decisions.
Tarek is one of the deadliest bodyguards working for CyNapse Security, Inc. He also wants to show Julian what it would be like to have a meaningful, loving, and trusting relationship instead of one based on physical passion and lust.
Can Julian let go of his apprehensions and embrace Tarek’s offer of love when his life is in danger?
I enjoyed this story, it apparently connects with a previously released story from Jo but it didn’t take away from this one even though I hadn’t read it. Julian has spent his life keeping most at arm’s length and not getting into any relationships. Tarek has been able to keep his thoughts about Julian at bay until he finds him at a gay bar one night when Julian has once again slipped form his protection detail.
Tarek and Julian seemed to kinds jump head first into their relationship and they weren’t on the same page. You could see how they both wanted more but didn’t voice it until much later. There were a few times throughout the book where a topic seemed to be talked about and resolved but would come back up a few times and I’m not sure if that was due to the characters actually feeling like it wasn’t resolved or if it just wasn’t caught in editing. I liked these guys but can’t say I was fully invested in their relationship either. I am interested to see the mystery come full circle so I look forward to other books in the series.
The cover art by Angela Waters is great but doesn’t seem to match either of the characters.
ebook, 153 pages
Published: March 9, 2018 by Extasy Books
Edition Language: English
Series: CyNapse Security, Inc. #1