Series: San Antonio Security #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Setting: San Antonio, TX
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Special Forces Savior, Man of Action, Infiltration, Survival Instinct, Daddy Defender, Armed Response, In the Lawman's Protection, Cyclone, Eagle, Shamrock, Angel, Ghost, Calculated Risk, Security Risk, Shadow, Constant Risk, Risk Everything, Echo, Phoenix, Baby, Storm, Redwood, Scout, Code Name: Aries, Code Name: Virgo , Code Name: Libra, Hero Unbound
She’s seen too muchAnd he’s running out of time to save her…
The last person security expert Luke Patterson ever expected to see again is in desperate trouble. Claire Wallace witnessed her boss’s murder…and the killer is tearing her quiet life apart to find her. Luke will do anything to protect the childhood friend he never forgot. But as their secrets become an inescapable trap, will they survive to have any future?
From Harlequin Intrigue: Seek thrills. Solve crimes. Justice served.
Discover more action-packed stories in theSan Antonio Security series. All books are stand-alone with uplifting endings but were published in the following order:
Book 1: Texas Bodyguard: LukeBook 2: Texas Bodyguard: BraxBook 3: Texas Bodyguard: Weston
Texas Bodyguard: Luke is the start of a new series focused on 4 foster brothers who now run a security agency. Luke and Claire met briefly as children, and when she is in trouble as an adult, he is the first person she thinks of. She is a witness to a murder and knows she is in danger.
Claire is socially isolated and doesn’t really have anyone to run to when she is in trouble. She is a sympathetic character for sure, and Luke doesn’t hesitate to help out, because he is that kind of guy! I liked both characters, but they felt flat to me. The plot is really focused on the action and danger, and less on character development. That will appeal to people who like suspense more than romance. This is also a “closed door” story, so there is no sexual activity on page.
Crouch’s books are always a hit for me. The ones she writes for Harlequin are typically “closed door” but full of action and adventure. I have enjoyed them, despite my love for steamy books. I’m interested to get the rest of this series!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: on the run
- Triggers: View Spoiler »murder « Hide Spoiler
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler