Series: Knight Security #5
Published by Carole Mortimer on March 31st 2017
FINAL DECISION: I enjoyed this book a great deal. There was a lot of mystery about what happened between Eve and Ian three years ago. This was matched with a good plot about Eve wanting to help her brother. This is more novella length, but felt complete and well paced.
THE STORY: Three years ago, Ian Knight met, had a relationship with and left a woman he has never forgotten. When Eve Bishop walks into the casino nightclub where he is acting head of security, he knows that the librarian should not be there. Eve has come looking for Gregori Markovic, the head of the Russian mafia in London, in order to help her twin brother who has gotten deep into debt with Markovic. Ian is determined to keep Eve from venturing into dangerous territory while looking for her brother, even if it means confronting what send him running from her three years ago.
OPINION: I really enjoyed this one. I thought the pacing of the book was wonderful. Even with the shorter length, the story did not feel rushed and I felt there was a good balance between the romance and the plot.
The characters in this book were better developed than I expect in a shorter story. The characters already had a history which helped tremendously with the quick turnaround until these characters got serious. It was much easier to believe that these characters could be so comfortable with one another immediately.
This story just hit the right spot with me. It was very sexy and had some drama over the end of the couple’s relationship three years ago. The way that answer is slowly revealed to the readers worked really well to build tension in the story. I especially liked that the real focus of this story was the couple — even though the brother’s fate gives some motivation for the characters to interact with one another.
I also really liked Ian and Eve as characters and as a couple. They were just the right balance between really attracted to one another and fighting that attraction.
WORTH MENTIONING: Some significant appearances from characters from the ALPHA series were a nice addition.
CONNECTED BOOKS: ENTICING IAN is the fifth book in the Knight Security series but can be read as a standalone.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.