He must protect her at all costs… Even from himself! Security company CEO Adam Steele cannot believe that beautiful, poised piano prodigy Ani Terrance is his new client. She’s nothing like the little sister of his best friend he remembers – and she’s tempting him with a sensuality that has him longing for more. Only she doesn’t know the darkness he struggles with… Can he risk letting the one woman he’s always wanted into his heart?
I received a copy of this book from Mills and Boon via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
A gently paced friends to lovers/forbidden romance, with an original setting and sizzling chemistry between Ani and Adam.
The setting and background of this story take the reader to glamorous places. Ani, a concert pianist is giving a couple of solos concerts in Europe. The possibility she may have a stalker necessitates her overprotective brother calling in the best to protect her. That’s Adam, the CEO of an A list security firm and his best friend. Adam has always hidden his feelings for Ani, his best friends sister, but now she successful and stunning, and he is on close protection duty.
The chemistry created between the couple is conflicted but intense. They become emotionally involved quickly due to their past connection. Even though Adam knows he is overstepping professional boundaries, his attraction is too real to ignore. Ani has always loved Adam on some level. Now she wants a relationship with him. He resists for professional reasons and personal fears, but she knows what she wants.
The romance is gentle moving to passionate when they are close. This is a closed-door romance, but it doesn’t stop it being full of passion and seemingly insurmountable internal conflict.
A simple plot and glitzy setting, with a hint of danger, and an intense romance, the perfect escapist read.