About the book:
Title/Author: Falling For Sarah: Book Two In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County / Cate Beauman
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Date of publish: October 2012
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About The Book:
Falling For Sarah (The Bodyguards Of L.A. County #2)
Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she’s found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood’s A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee… until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.
Sarah’s world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband’s memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won’t stop until he has what he prizes most.
I am in love with The Bodyguards of LA. In this installment Owner Ethan Cooke is falling hard for his best friend’s wife, Sarah. Two years ago, her husband was killed in action in Afghanistan, only hours after their daughter was born. Ethan in his role of family friend had been there for Sarah throughout her pregnancy and even stood in for Jake during Kylee’s birth. After Jake’s death, Ethan was there to help Sarah and her baby girl.
When Ethan kisses Sarah, the relationship is irrevocably changed and he must come face to face with his insecurities if he is to find a way for them to be together. Meanwhile a serial rapist has Sarah in his sights and it will take Ethan and the rest of his team to protect her.
I seriously enjoyed this book, but Ethan has some issues. As a family friend he is simply the best, but as a boyfriend he kind of sucks. His own family history has him second guessing himself and it was tough keeping up on which Ethan I was going to read about next. It was obvious from the first page though, that Ethan and Sarah had the potential to be a great couple. The love story provides a great background for the thriller.
This book does not skimp on the suspense. Though the reader is let into the rapist’s brain early in the book, it doesn’t slow down the story at all. He is creepy, his ability to be everywhere and manipulate/use any given situation is downright scary.
This story has a bit of something for just about everyone. A transcending friendship that is more family than friendship, as Hunter and Ethan keep their promise to look after Sarah and Kylee for the fallen Jake. A thrill a minute roller coaster ride as Ethan vies with an evil stalker to protect he woman he loves. A solid love story that tugs at the heart and, at times, infuriates. Readers will laugh and they will cry.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to Cate Beauman for the chance to read her books.
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About The Author:
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Awards.
Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.
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