Title: Forged in Desire
When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
Author: Brenda Jackson
Series: The Protectors
Published by Harlequin HQN Source: Publisher
Published: February 1st 2017
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Intriguing cover? Yep. Riveting story line? Oh yeah. Character appreciation? Sure. Execution? Eh…could have been better….
Margo has been sequestered for the last 6 weeks while on jury duty. As the sentence is read, everything in her life and around her changes when her life is threatened. In order to protect her, her uncle hires a security firm for around the clock protection. And of course, what kind of story would it be if the protector and protectee didn’t have some kind of chemistry, right? But that’s just it. Besides the physical chemistry, I can honestly say that I didn’t get “it” between the two. But that could just be me.
Striker is the protector. He’s also an ex-con, ex-convict and still dealing with personal issues from his past. He’s extremely attracted to his client, and can’t seem to keep himself from her. Not like he’s really trying though. When the poo hits the fan and Margo REALLY needs protection, I’ll give him credit. He’s the man!
First few chapters had me intrigued and ready to dive in to the story. But then between the random thoughts each character would go off on a tangent with and then trying to get back in to the story, I found myself actually skimming to get to the good part(s) or at least to something other than the written mumbling. Although this story had some pretty cool moments, it wasn’t enough for me to “love” it.