Series: Fighting Connolly's
on Sept 13, 2013
Published by Night Works Books Genres: Adult Romance
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After a stalker breaks into her home, internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn’t easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.
When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he’s working security, all those feelings he’s desperately tried to deny for his best friend’s sister come flooding to the surface. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can’t have.
Soon, Bee’s stalker isn’t his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston’s toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there’s only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament.
But winning the tournament and saving his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.
REVIEW: In Kelly’s Corner is the first book I read by Roxie Rivera. This story as many others is full of hot men who would do anything to protect the woman they love. Kelly is an ex-army, who is now working as a bodyguard/personal security for the rich and famous. Everything comes crashing down when he finds out his best friend’s sister Bee is in danger.
Bee is Kelly’s best friend sister, one he has seen grown from a teenager to a woman. She is intelligent and independent. She has made a name for herself as a tech guru and entrepreneur. Her success doesn’t come easy and it certainly doesn’t come without consequences. She has a stalker, his threads and harassment is getting more and more aggressive and out of control. His latest attack has hit close and there is nobody better to find out who is behind it than Kelly Connolly.
The relationship between Kelly & Bee is one that has history. Bee’s attraction for Kelly is old and painful. After experiencing his rejection Bee decided that it was best to stay away, that’s until her life changed. The relationship that develops between these two character comes with baggage. Kelly isn’t sure he wants to taint the friendship he had with Bee’s brother, he knows there is a line that should never be crossed but he can’t deny his attraction for her. The romance between Kelly and Bee is nice but it lack lusts.
The wait for the moment of truth took a bit long, I would’ve liked to see them go at it with more passion instead of a rush to get it done. Their story wasn’t complex or complicated, the only thing that kept them apart was Kelly’s idea of breaking a rule, the non-existent rule that one should never date your best friends sister/brother. Other than that there wasn’t really a reason or a problem that could’ve kept them apart.
There wasn’t much detail, the scenes felt force at times as if they were needed to keep the story flowing, overall the this story was nice and entertaining. I would’ve liked to see more passion and lust between the characters.
Do I recommend this book? Yes, but there is a lack of lust and passion between the characters.
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