My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Keeping an eye on his charge isn’t easy. Keeping his hands off? Impossible…
It took attending his own funeral to force Logan to accept a new life as an undercover MI6 agent. That doesn’t make his latest assignment any less aggravating. Babysitting a Russian pop star with delusions that someone’s trying to kill him.
Other than an inexplicable attraction Logan ruthlessly suppresses, he couldn’t have less in common with the irritating, arrogant rich kid. He’s even prepared to walk away—until very real bullets start flying.
After his mother’s death, Zak Kochenkov’s life unravels in an impenetrable haze of grief, drugs and alcohol—until one bodyguard candidate stands out. Except his hopes of having some fun with that guard’s body evaporate when he realizes Logan is buttoned up tighter than a clam.
The first thing Logan learns is that his charge won’t do as he’s told. And there’s some secret behind his haunted eyes that shakes Logan’s resolve to keep him at arm’s length. Because he knows if he lets passion close his eyes, that’s when danger will find them both…
So what did I think?
Absolutely brilliant and straight onto the favourites shelf!
From the very first chapter, this story had me hooked. The writing style was fabulous, the characters gorgeous and the plot intriguing. I love a story that is fast paced and full of humour but contains characters that really touch your heart.
Zak is the son of a Russian business man and was a pop star back home in Russia. Although a talented and clever man, he thinks very little of himself and is hiding a terrible guilt. He hides behind arrogance and a smart-mouth, using drugs and alcohol to escape his problems. He uses wisecracks and sex to deflect the situation and hide his true feelings.
Logan has immersed himself into his life as an agent, escaping his troubled upbringing. He is working undercover with the Russian Mafioso when his cover is blown with severe implications. His latest job is to act as Zak’s bodyguard so as to get close enough to bring down the Russians.
The story is fast-paced and full of action. There are attempts on Zak’s life and it is unclear exactly who the bad guys are and why they are after Zak.
“Why would someone want to kill you?” Logan asked.
He shrugged. “I piss most people off sooner or later. Usually sooner.”
“To the point they’d shoot you down in a London street?”
“I can be very annoying.”
The story follows the two men as they flee London, trying to stay under the radar and work out the good guys from the bad. Logan tries to deny and fight the attraction he feels towards Zak but the more time they spend together, the harder it it.
The time together gives Zak and Logan time to get to know each other. Zak starts to feel something deeper than a sexual attraction and Logan tries to keep his personal and professional life separate but slowly they start to break down the barriers and share their secrets.
A perfect blend of action, mystery and romance.
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