Sunday, July 28, 2013

Defender for Hire by Shirlee McCoy

Book Description:

No matter how many times Tessa Camry moves, her mysterious tormentor always finds her...and leaves a grim reminder of all she's lost. But this year, no longer content to deliver roses, her stalker wants her dead. When former army ranger Seth Sinclair becomes her bodyguard, he encourages her to stand her ground, even if it means letting go of long-held secrets. Seth realizes that Tessa may be his second chance at love, but their future depends on finding the man determined that Tessa never forgets the past.... 
Heroes for Hire: Seeking the truth-at any cost.

My Thoughts:
I was completely taken with this book.  Tessa has been hiding for five years.  Each time she thinks she has escaped the past, it finds her.  Now it is obvious there is someone out there watching her that wants to do more than just remind her...they want to kill her.  Seth likes his new physical therapist but never expected to become involved in her personal issues.  When he sees her in trouble he can't just walk away and he fills the role of bodyguard.  The closer the danger, the closer Tessa and Seth become.
I loved Seth.  He was a great male lead.  He was strong, capable, a bit bossy and exceptionally caring.  Tessa has a rough past with a secret she has to keep.  The fact she has to decide if the secret is worth dying for is a bit much but I can see how she could get to that point.  The author does  a great job with the characters, making them real and believable.  I liked the police officers involved and the fact that she showed the differences in police work and bodyguards.
I rate this one a 5/5.  I loved the characters!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. Sounds very interesting and I like the cover. A secret with dying for?? Very enticing. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to following your posts :)