Friday, February 3, 2017

Review: Cold Peril by Emily Jane Trent


Goodreads Description:

Is he the wrong man to protect her? 

Hollywood movie star Marlene Parks has struggled to the top of her career, but with a heavy heart. Her father and her older brother died in battle. And in her personal life, men desire her for money or fame—the nice ones don’t ask her out. She’s had stalkers before, suffered harassment by the Paparazzi, and been attacked via social media. Now at the pinnacle of her career, former military Garrett Flynn becomes her protector when a ruthless killer comes after her—but why?

His past might hold the answer… 

Ex-SEAL Garrett Flynn is employed with Stealth Security as a bodyguard for celebrity clients. Since leaving the Navy, he’d planned to meet Marlene, the younger sister of a marine who died in battle. But when he shows up at one of her charity events, a shooter’s sudden attack compels him to be the gorgeous movie star’s bodyguard. Yet a secret haunts him, and he fears it’s the clue to why the killer is after Marlene.

Is love worth the risk? 

While Marlene tries to keep her life together and film a movie that could make her career, the pressure builds as the killer’s attempts on her life escalate. In close proximity to her sexy bodyguard, and drawn to his alpha personality, Marlene’s attraction blossoms. Is it a bodyguard crush or something deeper? She vowed not to get emotionally involved with a military man. But will her heart listen?

Garrett must rescue Marlene, and save her from the cold peril she faces. He’s the only man who can. 

Cold Peril – the first book in the Stealth Security series - is a standalone romance and does not have a cliffhanger.

So as you all can see by the list of reviews I have done in the past, erotic books aren't really on my list of books so this is definitely a first for me. Besides Fifty Shades of Grey, however, unlike 50, this book didn't make me laugh out loud and cringe and the inner characters inner monologue and their inner thoughts being personified. This is a REAL book guys, and much more adult.
The authors writing itself is very easy going, it is the type of book that goes great in between reads, where you want to be able to mindlessly read a good story and call it a day. The book itself contained a great balance of action and romance. The romance itself  to me was enjoyable, it had the frustration of a slow burning fan-fiction with the final relief when the characters finally admit their feelings to each other and do something about it. Or in this case, each other.
Yeah, i'm trying to be clever, so what. 
My only bad thing to say about this book is really not something that can be blamed on the book itself. I blushed all possible shades of red, but that is simply because any time anything sexual happens in a book or movie I either laugh, turn red or both. This book, with the serious story line, I couldn't but remain serious and simply blush like there was no tomorrow.

Recommend it?
Yeah, if you want to give this genre a try, this is a good way to go.