Sinful Surrender (AEGIS Security)
Author: Elisabeth Naughton
Publisher: Season Publishing
Date of Publication: May 1, 2014
One night of sin…
He’s been watching her—from the slopes, in the restaurant—and now he’s here, in the dimly lit bar of the swanky Vail resort, pretending not to notice her from across the crowded room. Songwriter Grace Ryder has never liked the spotlight, but her skin tingles whenever his mysteriously sexy gaze drifts her way. His muscular body may be built for danger, but those tempting lips scream sweet relief. Only one night will prove whether he’s safety or sin.
…will lead to a dangerous game of surrender.
Aegis operative Brian Walker’s orders are clear: observe, but don’t touch. Grace Ryder is off limits in every way possible. Things change, though, the moment the leggy brunette makes him an offer he can’t refuse. Desire leads to seduction and one night of surrender that will test both Brian’s personal and professional limits. And though his dark cravings win out, the cost could be more than he’s ready to accept. Because lurking in the shadows, a stalker’s waiting for the moment to strike, and if Brian’s not careful, his obsession for a woman he never should have touched could get them both killed.
For me, most of the time, Ms. Naughton’s books are hit or miss. But, in my case, the “miss” means a “meh” reaction, not an “OMG, that sucked” book. Unfortunately, this book fell in the latter category. It wasn’t entirely predictable, but it was also not particularly gripping. I liked seeing Grace and Brian get together. I didn’t particularly think the villain was that impressive. A bit obvious in many ways, though I will admit while I considered the villain, I ultimately blew the individual off as the threat. So, in that respect, I was caught off guard, but not overly impressed when their identity was revealed.
Still, it was worth the time spent reading, and it’s not a very long book. Definitely pick it up if you want a quick read with nice characterizations. It simply wasn’t as impressive (for me) as her Eternal Guardians series.
I will definitely want to read others in the AEGIS series though. It could easily have been my mood. There wasn’t anything technically wrong with this book. It just didn’t thrill me.
Three and a half stars.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.