Alone at sea. On the run from a killer . . .
It’s been a year since Saria Sands entered The Program, her last chance to stay one step ahead of a relentless killer. When Bodyguard and Weapons expert Ben Hammers sends her on a private yacht to the South Pacific, Saria agrees. But confined in close quarters together on the yacht, Saria can’t help desiring more with her mysterious protector.
Ben Hammers will do anything to protect Saria. She’s more than just a job. Protecting the innocent is Ben’s only way to right a wrong he’s kept hidden his whole life, a secret that has kept him from forming a connection with any woman, let alone the one he wants more than anything.
Ben knows he can’t let his guard down. But the more time he spends with Saria, the further he finds himself slipping...
This is a book two in a series, and started off right where the first one ended, so it took me a minute to get into the story.
It is an interesting set up, Ben and Saria have been basically living together for the past year, as Ben has been protecting her. For the past couple months, Saria's fears have been so intense, they have even slept in the same bed.
Now the danger is supposed to be over, and Saria is missing Ben, who arrives to the yacht, for Saria's sister's upcoming wedding.
Saria and Ben have a rather codependent relationship, they obviously have deeper feelings for each other. But a relationship is not an option for Ben, as he feels he has to pay for his father's sins. Saria is relentless, she wants Ben, and will do anything to get him. There are several detailed love scenes in the story, as Ben and Saria work out their relationship.
The action and suspense are on the back burner in the story, and even when the danger comes back to their doorsteps, the situation is solved quickly in the story.
I had a bit hard time connecting with the characters. Some of the situations seemed off, not quite believable, and the dialog was awkward at times. The natural flow in the story wasn't constant. But it was an easy and fast read, with lots of sexy times, and passionate, protective alpha males, guarding their women.
~ Three Spoons