USA TODAY bestselling author Regan Black thrills us with this adrenaline-fueled romance in her new series, Escape Club Heroes!
The stalker shadowing lawyer Julia Cooper's every move is vowing to ruin her life—unless she discloses information about a major criminal case.
For discreet help, she turns to the shadowy Escape Club, where investigative brainpower and brawn are for hire. Mitch Galway, a firefighter on leave, becomes Julia's round-the-clock bodyguard. All sculpted biceps, sexy bravado and conflicted past, Mitch works overtime to uncover the identity of the person hunting her.
But as they track the creep getting way too close, Julia must share more of herself with the intriguing man protecting her…which puts them both high on a lunatic's hit list.
A thrilling story, that had me on the edge. I really enjoyed the storyline, the firefighter and lawyer working together, fighting for justice, trying to find the clues, while staying alive, and that seemed so overwhelming and difficult, many would have crumbled under the pressure. But not Julia and Mitch.
The clues they needed to solve the identity of the stalker were nearly non-existent, yet they managed to move forward, in a believable way. The mystery of the stalker, the fear, and danger he exposed on Julie and Mitch, was escalating and fully absorbing. The tension and threat are so well done, I was completely absorbed in their world, with my heart raising and shoulders tense.
Julie and Mitch has a great chemistry. Even though at the first sight they don't appear to have anything in common, but it turns out they are very much alike, when it comes to their heart, mind, values, and passions in life. They both are caring, deeply feeling individuals, with short tempers, and need to be in the middle of the action.
Julie's childhood is something she would rather forget completely, yet it seems the issues still play a role on how she reacts to others and her nervousness to open up, her fear of rejection high.
Mitch's family was a delight, not overly sweet or supportive, but realistic, loving and there when you truly needed them.
I enjoyed this story immensely, it had the suspense built up well, the menace constant and deadly, the danger palpable. The attraction between Julie and Mitch was instant but grew deeper with time, giving it credibility, making their budding feelings tangible, giving a few swoon worthy moments towards the end.
A fine work of romantic suspense, setting up the stage for the new series I will look forward to
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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