8.10.2021 | Tuesday

Protecting My Forever

category: Book Reviews

Protecting My Forevertitle: Protecting My Forever
author: Nicole Vidal
series: Blackthorne Security #1
published: 9 August 2021
publisher: Jasper Media LLC
genre(s): romance
pages: 392
source: client
format: eARC
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

rating: three-stars | series rating: three-stars

the blurb

Our lives have been profoundly touched by death.

I lost many friends during my service to our country and my twin sister.

She was orphaned by the September Eleventh terrorist attack.

All the time afterwards before we met was less than perfect for both of us.

I was hired to protect her body.

We might be able to save each other's souls instead.

my review

This is the first book in the new Blackthorne Security series. Calliope is a pop artist who is on tour and needs new security. Connor is assigned to protect her, and the sparks fly. But while there is attraction, there is also baggage that they both must work through.

The book is very emotional in parts, with a lot of sadness and angst with the romance. That part of it I deeply loved. But there were some abrupt moments that hinted at some paranormal aspects that were never acknowledged or developed. That felt odd to me, and it took me out of the story more than once. As did the rather abrupt conversations and POV changes that made it hard to keep track of what was happening from time to time. The suspense of the novel is what really kept it moving for me. There was always something going on, although sometimes it got a little convoluted.

In the end, it was a good book that I liked, but it left feeling as if there should have been more to it.

About Nicole Vidal

Nicole took the long way to deciding on becoming a writer. As young as six, Nicole wrote poems and started drafts of novels. After over fifteen years as an attorney she decided to give writing an actual try and finish one of her many stories.

Avid reader, lover of coffee and chocolate, and animals. If she isn’t writing, she is driving to the field, watching a game or curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee. She lives in the Northeast with her husband and their four children.

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