Anything can happen when you let your guard down . . .
After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard . . .
Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion . . .
With an intriguing start, the story hooked my mind and I was looking forward to experiencing this new author to me with the new series.
And it was a good story. I think maybe my expectations were too high since both the romance and suspense left a little to be desired in my mind. At times it felt like the twists in the plot, or the plot itself could have used a little more thought or stronger hand with editing.
The sex scenes were detailed, there was no lack of intimacy there, yet I felt unconnected to the hero and heroine, and was left wondering if their felt connected to each other at all. From the very first chapter, Logan feels his attraction towards Devon as he is battling with 'his cock stiffened' while Devon is in great danger. So there is an undeniable, strong physical attraction there. From that scene, I also realized that maybe the writing style of this author is not so much for me.
There are insights to the main characters and their thoughts by constant inner battles and reflections. I admit some of the angst Logan created in his head was a bit tiresome.
I liked Devon Cole, she was cool under pressure, she manages herself well, she knows what she wants, and is not afraid to go after it. And Logan Malik was likable as well, but the previous heartbreak was still a large part of his emotional map and had a great effect on his decisions.
I think the series itself got a great setup in here. The secondary characters peeked interest, at times more so than the main characters in this book. So I would say that Hide and Seek was a good start for a new series, it was exciting and thought-provoking, for sure.
~ Three Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me