Series: Mercenary Lovers 03
Author: Amber Kell
Length: Novella (88pgs)
Publisher: Total E-Bound (31st May 2013) Available from 3rd May with TEB VIP club.
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: After spending years defending his country, will Jonathan lose the battle over his heart?
When Jonathan Stevens meets Kai Stromwell, it’s attraction at first sight, but can a brief sizzle turn into a lasting fire? A series of events leads Jonathan to believe someone is trying to kill Kai. The question is who? With no obvious motives the most he can do is stick close to the handsome man and stay alert. Keeping Kai safe becomes the focus of his life while he fights his own personal demons.
Kai Stromwell has worked hard to build up his fortune. Upon meeting Jonathan he wonders if maybe there is more to life than long hours at the office. When attempts on his life become more and more aggressive, he turns to his new love for answers. Depending on someone had never been easy but he would give up his millions if he could spend the rest of his life teasing Jonathan.
Review: This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Jonathon is just trying to get to the office when he rescues Kai from a ‘hit and run’. The man is hot and Jonathan wants to get to know him better. When more attempts on Kai’s life happen, Jonathan decides that there is only one person who can protect him and that’s himself. Kai is instantly attracted to the man who saved him from a car and has plans to get to know him better. But, someone is out to kill him and he has no idea who, having Jonathan guard his body is a major perk. But, discovering who wants him dead is harder than they thought.
This is a great addition to the Mercenary Lovers series. Jonathan finds a man to love and the mystery of who the would-be killer is was great. Jonathon is feeling lonely, spending time with his bosses and their partners has him feeling jealous and he wants to find a man to love. But, Jonathon feels like he has baggage. He still has nightmares of when he was in the military, but when he meets Kai he has hopes that he might have found the man for him. Kai has concentrated on building up his company and hasn’t had much time to build a relationship; he is blown away when he meets Jonathon and hopes to get to know him better. When there is a blatant attempt on Kai’s life he is left completely confused as to who wants him dead and Jonathon jumps to protect him. Together they find love and are both shocked and surprised by the would-be killer.
So another mercenary bites the love bug and does it in spectacular fashion. Jonathon is a great character and even now still feels a little guilt over how he first treated Callum (Tempting Sin), Jonathon is still struggling with life out of the military and I think Amber Kell put it across well. and I loved that there was that slight heart to heart between Jonathon and Sin. Kai is a businessman and really does seem the perfect match for Jonathon. Even with all his money, he is down to earth, although he does try to impress Jonathon at first. The mystery of who wants Kai dead is intriguing because everything points to Kai’s sister but it just doesn’t feel right, and when we do discover who it is, holy moly, we are smacked with a twist.
I recommend this to those who love private security bodyguards, hot-shot businessmen, steamy sex, a mysterious killer, a great twist and a very happy loving ending.