Triskelion Security, Book #1
Heat Factor: It’s a well-seasoned pot of sex chili
Character Chemistry: They’re immediately heavily into each other and it’s everything but dessert until marriage for these two.
Plot: Riona is working at a coffee shop at the airport when she meets Hardin, a mercenary whose actual job is “confidential”. When Ree and Hardin spark up a heated romance, they end up going into business together, too—and Hardin’s enemies start to come out of the shadows.
Overall: This was a fun read—suspenseful/romantic/entertaining.
Riona is working at a coffee shop when she meets Hardin—who orders a straight, black coffee. When she correctly reads that he actually doesn’t like black coffee and then guesses his actual preference, Hardin is intrigued. He’s even more intrigued when they end up going out and Ree confesses that while she wants Hardin desperately, she draws the line at the actual finish line—she’s ready and willing to eat the entire ice cream sundae but she’s saving the cherry for marriage. Get what I’m saying? And she’s also into some light to medium kink. Winky wink.
However, even though Ree’s family warmly accepts Hardin into their lives, Hardin brings some darkness into their lives that they can’t shake. He’s a wanted man, and has a price on his head. Ree pushes Hardin to go into business for himself as a defense contractor, and while their endeavor is successful, it puts Ree in Hardin’s enemies’ crosshairs.
This book was really fun. Even though it was suspenseful and had threads of intensity—Hardin’s past, Ree’s capture, and even the kink—it never pushed any real boundaries. So it was easy to enjoy without being all that stressful. Everything made sense and everything played out in a satisfying way.
I will say that it felt like some areas of the book would have been more enjoyable if the author had fleshed them out more. Hardin alludes to his painful childhood several times, and even lights on some heavy topics, but it’s very gently touched on and then it’s passed over. ON THE OTHER HAND, we have here a book that focuses on seven sisters (is it a series?) and the sisters are truly interesting. Badass, bright, tight-knit but mild feuding. Not a one is perfect. So it’s a heroine-heavy book in that it focuses a lot on Ree and Ree’s family in plot development and Hardin oddly ends up with a lot of his rough edges smoothed off. As I said, it didn’t bother me, but I thought it warranted mention.
All in all, this is a more sex-heavy (without actual sex!) book with an engaging plot and likeable characters.
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