Genre: Contemporary Romance
You’ll like this if you like: Australia, Diabolical Aunts, Mystery, and Body Guards.
Cleanliness: There is one point where the girl borrows the guy’s shirt, since her clothes are drying, and they kiss. The author is a Christian, and I would definitely call this book clean.
Hero Type: Protector
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Ehvah, previously an American Pop Star, is hidden in a luxurious retreat in Australia and assigned bodyguards after her uncle is murdered. One of the bodyguards in particular, named David, comes to care for her as he helps her through the same PTSD symptoms he’d had to face after being in the Australian army. To avoid being murdered herself, Ehvah is forced to run away with David as her guide.
The mystery was intriguing in this story, and right from the start, the set-up is interesting. I mean, who doesn’t love the classic story of the guy protecting the girl? The romance was sweet, but what really stood out to me was the message of faith and hope.
“The only control you have is over the way you live. The how, not the beginning, or the end, only the in between.”
I thought that quote was so profound—and it’s so true! Sometimes the plot could be a bit predictable, but it was awesome once the suspense and tension got going. Overall, I thought this was a fun, pleasurable read with a sweet romance and thought-provoking questions.
Update: If you comment on this post, feel free to ask for a hard copy of the book! The author is willing to give a copy away for free 🙂
If you were forced to choose an exotic hideaway, where would it be? What contemporary romances have you read with exotic settings?