Friday, 4 September 2015

Review - Flash Point by Brooke Blaine

Title: Flash Point
Author: Brooke Blaine
Release Date: July 12, 2015

The first time I saw her, I knew I’d have to kill her.

It’s been five years since the brutal death of her mother, and Katherine Shaw still relives the nightmares of that night. 
She escaped. 
The danger should’ve been over.
She couldn’t have been more wrong. 
When her father, a prominent judge, receives a chilling death threat, her past comes hurtling into her present.
The warning is clear: They’ve got unfinished business, and they’re coming for her.

Katherine Shaw.
Rich girl? Check.
Spoiled and obstinate? Check.
A beautiful fireball who pushes every button he has? That was not listed on the dossier Jason Garrett receives when he’s assigned as one of her bodyguards. The last thing he ever expected was that his tempting client would prove to be more dangerous than those he’s protecting her from. 

Their attraction would be forbidden even under the best circumstances. But as the threat draws near, the tension between the two of them rises, culminating in an explosive flash point that will blindside them both.

Mystery, suspense, forbidden attraction…

This book has all that and more as Katherine Shaw’s life is once again turned on its axis. She witnessed the murder of her mother years earlier, and continues to be haunted by the violent loss. Her entire life changed and her choices, as well as her relationship with her father, continue to be influenced by it. New threats to the family have her father arranging for security which includes Jason Garrett, a man in black that she feels an immediate attraction for. They are going to be in close quarters, and danger from unknown enemies is not the only thing that is going to challenge their wellbeing, and their blood pressure.

This is romantic suspense at its best with characters, situations and dialogue that I loved from start to finish. I expected that Katherine was going to be the stereotypical spoiled rich kid but that couldn’t be further from the truth. She is young, haunted, opinionated, funny, and totally lovable. Her youth, and her struggles with the past, are revealed in some of the questionable choices she makes but I can’t help but feel her pain and understand her struggles. The conversations she has with her father, her best friend and the men protecting her range from hilarious to heart-wrenching as they reveal so much of what she doesn’t show on the surface.

“I’m trying to force your cock, Jason, not just your hand. Though that’s an important player too.”

Yes, I can’t help but love her sense of humour and her snarky, smart dialogue.

Under that relentless barrage, Jason Garrett’s stoic exterior is chipped away as Katherine gets under his skin and worms her way into his heart.

“The spirited pain in his ass he couldn’t stop thinking about.”

If I thought I knew what was happening in this fast-paced story I quickly came to realize I had no clue. Twisted and entertaining, this story is one that I finished while still hoping for more. I am going to find more by this author right now! 
~ Review by Diane

Let me pick my jaw up off the floor before I try to write this review. I am still sure what the heII I just read, because I was NOT expecting that. But, that being said, I loved the shit out of every page!

Katherine witnessed her mother’s murder 5 years ago, and after a threat, she knows that she may never be safe again. When her father finds his home office broken into, she knows the threat is back and staring her in the face. What she doesn’t expect out of all of this is him

Jason Garrett, one of them men assigned to protect Katherine, did not expect her. And he tries his best to do what he has always done… Protect the client, don’t get close, and never drop his guard. If only that plan had worked. 

There is enough drama in this book to keep you on the edge, with just enough heat mixed in to keep the tension thick. And when I say tension, I mean sexual and personal. They do not see eye to eye at all times, in fact at times I was wondering WHY they were even attracted to each other, but the body wants what the body wants. 

I loved how the author could make the characters seem like they were real and make you feel the terror, excitement, and pain of each of them. I will definitely be reading more by her ASAP!!! 
~ Review by Devlynn

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her 'quiet time.' Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Flash Point is her debut solo novel, and she is the co-author of the erotic serial, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. 

If you'd like to get in touch with her, she's easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that's dominated her cell phone for ten years.

Her next novel, LICKED, will release in the fall of 2015.

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