He’ll guard her body all night long.
Former Marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL.
Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?
Steamy sex & romance, action & mystery, and an island vacation….this book has it all!
Jude and Libby have been apart for 8 years, ever since Libby caught Jude cheating on her just 2 days after their engagement. When they are unexpectedly thrown together for Jude to protect Libby they must pretend to be “together”. Jude quickly falls into his “part” and kisses Libby (ADA Elizabeth Pruitt) when he sees her for the first time since they broke up. Libby is shocked and doesn’t hold back with smacking him….hard!
Once they are at the safe house in the Florida Keys, it is obvious that there is heat between the two of them. Libby tries hard to resist the feelings she is having but Jude is just too yummy to stay away from. She tells him that he owes her 1 night, Libby thinks this will satisfy her urges. Jude wants to cherish this time and says,
“You said one night, not one time. I plan to make the most of it.”
As their time in the safe house drags on they continue having an extremely schmexy, sexual relationship. While Libby tries to convince herself that it’s all about the sex (and OH MY is it some great sex!!) Jude tries to break through her icy exterior and bring back the girl he loves. He does sweet things (no spoilers here!) each and every day to show her how he feels and each day she rejects his efforts.
“No matter what he did, thought, or pretended, Elizabeth Pruitt was always going to mean something to him.”
Their time in paradise comes to an end when the danger they were hiding from shows itself front and center. What will happen for Jude and Libby, will their mutual feelings come together for a HEA, can they get away from their past and begin their future???
What a wonderful story…all of the elements combined make it my latest must read! I enjoyed the playful back and forth between Jude and Libby. We learn about who they were and who they have become. It was great to read a story of past lovers being reunited, it was a nice break from the “Hey I just met you and I love you and can’t live without you” books (not that I don’t enjoy those schemxy stories, because trust me, I do!).