Author: Lynette Eason
Series: Elite Guardians #2
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Rating: 4 1/2 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A good clean read that will keep you guessing till the end!
The Elite Guardians Protection Agency has a new client. Daniel Matthews has a chain of restaurants and finds a body hanging in the basement late one night. That same night, one of his other restaurants is set on fire. It seems as if he has become a target for someone who will go to any length to shut his business down. Katie Singleton knows Daniel from having his niece in her self-defense classes. When she sees police at his restaurant, she stops to see if he and his niece are okay. As things escalate, she finds herself involved in his case trying to protect him and also falling for him. Together they work to figure out who is trying to kill Daniel and why.
Several aspects of this book made it very enjoyable. The dialogue was clear, clean and to the point with each character. I haven’t read the first in the series but didn’t feel that made a difference in enjoying this second installment. Both Katie and Daniel were fun characters to follow, along with most of the minor characters. There was a lot of tense action with the romance sprinkled throughout, just the way I like it. Not much about the story I didn’t like. I would have liked a little expansion on a few points of the mystery (how were the artifacts found and how much more is there to find). I don’t want to give too much away so I won’t say any more about the artifacts relating to the mystery of the story. Eason does a great job of writing a good clean mystery without making it boring, which happens all too often. I enjoy books such as this that are entertaining without having to throw in a bunch of vulgar language and other such things that make it unsuitable to recommend to others. I’m already looking forward to the next installment in the Elite Guardians series!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group for a complete and honest review. That views and opinions expressed throughout are my own.