Series: Brazen Duet #1
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2019
Wham, bam, thank you ma’am? That’s my motto.
There’s no room in my life for anything more complicated than a one-night
stand. I’m a bodyguard. It’s easier to put my life on the line when there’s no
one worrying if I’ll make it home for dinner.
But then the one woman who made me want more waltzes back into my life needing
Despite our explosive chemistry, we can’t go there again. What happened in
Vegas, has to stay in Vegas.
Except the marriage vows neither of us remember.
Hailey’s family has a prestigious perfume company and she is the nose behind the brand. She has been working on a new scent tribute to her mother, and all the promotion and events that go around a new product launch. After a couple incidents, her father insists on hiring private security for her.
Oskar and his friends have a security company. All are former military and are good at their jobs. At the initial client meeting, Oskar is shocked to see that the client he is assigned to protect 24/7 is the girl he had an amazing weekend with in Vegas three years previously. A situation out of his control took him away from her then, and she never knew why he disappeared. Neither of them have been able to forget each other.
Sparks fly when they are paired together, although she tries to resist him because she’s mad at how he disappeared (and busy with work). He tries to resist because he thinks his background and his job make him a danger to anyone he’s involved with so he avoids relationships completely. Neither can fight for long, though, and once the security company’s background check turns up that they actually married each other drunkenly while in Vegas, all bets are off.
I enjoyed this book for the most part, but I didn’t love it. The trouble is, I can’t really pinpoint why. I didn’t specifically dislike anything about the book, but it just didn’t resonate with me this time. I wasn’t expecting it to be a duet (apparently I’d forgotten about that) so it does end on a cliffhanger, but the second book releases in February. I’m hoping this duet will be like Nana Malone’s Royals United duet in that the second book is amazing after the setup of the first.
Oskar will go to any lengths to protect Hailey. We will see if he succeeds.
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in
the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a
master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be
scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million
ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since
starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella
“Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA
Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel
she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a
precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was
only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin,
Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit
as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.