CoCo Abelli is the last woman Rian Dalton wants to protect. A spoiled heiress to a designer shoe empire with a reputation for hard partying and getting into trouble? Nope, Rian wants nothing to do with CoCo's kind of trouble. Especially when she has a body designed to make grown men fall to their knees…
Rian is rude and hostile, and CoCo can't resist baiting him—especially with her, uh, assets. When their sparring suddenly erupts into one naughtily hot night, CoCo wonders if maybe this "bodyguard" thing might be okay after all. Until someone tries to kill her. Now Rian has compromised himself, and there's only one way to put distance between CoCo and her killers…by putting himself in the most dangerous position of all!
Death threats drove them together, bullets flying changed their lives.
Oh, CoCo is not the easiest of a person to like, at first. She is typical entitled, hothead, rich party girl, who doesn't care about much, than a great party.
Rian grew up in a rural Kentucky, with dirt poor childhood, leaving a bad taste in his mouth, for anyone who takes their wealth for granted.
You can see these two together could be a disaster just waiting to happen. The bickering, fighting, struggle for the power, it all creates rather hostile environment between those two. The typical hate/lust combination at its best.
When CoCo manages to manipulate the situation so, that Rian makes a colossal mistake, and they go clubbing, all is just downhill from there, since Rian gets drugged by CoCo's best friend. And of course, the men hunting for her, would expect to find her at her favorite club.
Both of them had a lot of growing up to do, and after the bullets start to fly, and Rian takes CoCo to his childhood home, she has the time and space to ponder on her life, future, and goals, and take a deep inventory of herself at the ranch.
I liked how the characters grew and developed through the story. That was clear and evident. CoCo had a true Aha-moment, and was able to turn her life around. Rian also had time for reflection, and seemed to make a peace within himself about his childhood, and the memories. The story was entertaining, it was quick to read, and the surprise elements of suspense gave extra spice to it
~ Four Spoons