Talia Shaw has spent her adult life working as a scientist for a big pharmaceutical company. She’s focused on saving lives, not living life. When her lab is broken into and it’s clear someone is after the top secret formula she’s working on, she turns to the one man she can trust. The same irresistible man she turned away years earlier because she was too young and naive to believe a sexy guy like Shane Landon could want her.
Shane Landon’s bodyguard work for McKay-Taggart is the one thing that brings him satisfaction in his life. Relationships come in second to the job. Always. Then little brainiac Talia Shaw shows up in his backyard, frightened and on the run, and his world is turned upside down. And not just because she’s found him naked in his outdoor shower, either.
With Talia’s life in danger, Shane has to get her out of town and to her eccentric, hermit mentor who has the final piece of the formula she’s been working on, while keeping her safe from the men who are after her. Guarding Talia’s body certainly isn’t any hardship, but he never expects to fall hard and fast for his best friend’s little sister and the only woman who’s ever really gotten under his skin.
Interesting characters and plenty of pace
The Lexi Blake crossover collection is really shaping up to be a thrilling series; this novella instalment is by an author I am unfamiliar with, but I plan to rectify that asap..it was packed full of interesting characters and plenty of pace…
Shane is an alpha protector bodyguard and his main focus is the gorgeous, ‘brainiac’ Talia; a scientist on the run….I loved these two main characters and their relationship, which comes with a second chance romance label…As an extra special treat, for Masters and Mercenaries fans, characters from McKay/Taggart make an appearance ..
This was one of those short stories that felt like a full length novel because so much happens and there are no wasted moments..there is also a satisfying epilogue as an added bonus…