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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

His Keeper by Brandy Jordan

His Keeper by Brandy Jordan
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary / Suspense
Length: Full (306 pages)
Heat: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Camellia

Tina Bond has found her dream job. But before she starts her new career, she has one last security assignment: protect a federal witness in an upcoming trial. She never imagined the 'witness' would be the very man who'd intrigued and repulsed her the first time they'd met. Nor did she imagine the kind of stakes she'd be facing - stakes that would bring her past full circle and shake the very fiber of her soul. Matt Lawson has one goal left - finish his latest book then set sail to where no one will demand more of him than he wants to give. The only thing standing in his way is a sexy bodyguard assigned to protect him from those who want him silenced - forever. Now he finds himself trying to protect her, while also attempting to shield his heart from a woman whose past could turn his world upside down.

Full of excitement, fear, humor, and love, HIS KEEPER spins the reader into the whirlpool of Tina Bond and Matt Lawson’s lives as they try to stay alive.

Tina knows “…she’s been less than perfect in her twenty-nine years…but jeez—she didn’t think God was that mad at her”. Being assistant/bodyguard to Matt Lawson (a.k.a. Heath Fleming, novelist whom Tina thinks is a self-absorbed, shallow minded boor) was not what she had planned for her “last hurrah” before settling into a desk job in New York.

Hostile would be putting it mildly to describe how they feel about each other. However, circumstances dictate they not only stay together but that they stay in isolation on a little lake island.

Matt Lawson’s mind is in a world with his fictional characters most of the time. Marty, his publicist /sister-in-law hires Tina as his bodyguard until he can testify in court against a member of the Central American Partnership Against American Globalization—a terrorist group. Marty hopes Tina will stir up emotions that have long lain dormant in Matt’s heart.

Jarred out of his fictional world and forced to deal with real danger in the real world, Matt’s emotions surface and his desire for Tina upsets his master plan that he has adhered to for many years. When his Uncle Travis’ cabin is blown up on the island and Tina is almost killed, it is a toss up as to who is protecting who from that day forward.

Brandy Jordan sweeps the reader along into spine-tingling escapes, terrifying captures, and to an unusual “prison”. She develops the connection with the many characters and the events with skill. Her secondary characters help create sub plots that make HIS KEEPER a suspenseful love story that reveals more than one kind of love and loyalty.

HIS KEEPER is good reading. I’ll be looking for Brandy Jordan’s name for more books about these characters especially Suzanne and Morgan.