Monday, November 27, 2017

Close Contact

I am on a romance kick right now it seems, but anytime I get the chance to read Lori Foster, I jump on it because she's a favorite of mine. The great thing about short term memory loss is I don't remember books like I used to so she is one that I read and re-read multiple times and I love them every time. This one won't be any different.

Close Contact - Lori Foster

MMA fighter Miles Dartman’s casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many men’s fantasy. She seeks him out, they have mindblowing sex, she leaves. Rinse, repeat. Yet lately, Miles wants more. And when Maxi requests his services via the Body Armor security agency, he’s ready to finally break through her defenses—and protect her day and night.

Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi’s life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former “friends,” and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there’s Miles, who doesn’t ask for anything…except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body…or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs.

I'm going to tell you that though this is book three in the Body Armor series, this is absolutely a stand alone. We see the other Body Armor guys (and their girlfriends) but this story is all about Miles and Maxi. Miles and Maxi were at one time, a casual fling. They met up three times and that's all it took for each of them to feel the impact of the other. Maxi up and disappeared without explaining to Miles her situation, and Miles had no way of contacting her. Lo and behold, Maxi shows up in the Body Armor offices in need of a bodyguard, and she went there because she knew that's where she would find Miles- the only guy she trusts. Maxi recently inherited her grandmother's farmhouse and since then, odd things have been happening. All of that was nothing compared to the time she woke up in the gravel near the pond on her property and had no idea how she had gotten there. She learns she was clearly drugged, but the fact someone did that to her and was in her secluded farmhouse, was enough for her to admit she had a larger problem on her hands.

Enter Miles. Miles wants to reluctantly take the case but he knows he would never leave Maxi and her problems to anyone else. He wanted her, and if this was how to do it? So be it. Miles moves in as her bodyguard and immediately assimilates into farm life with her. They live like an actual couple and no surprise, they are both really terrible with communication. Ha!

As he's protecting Maxi, he's looking around and trying to figure who is putting Maxi at risk. We meet some town people, including her unassuming neighbor Woody and the local cop, Fletcher. Fletcher is kind of an odd duck with plenty of means, but what's his motive? Maxi has awful siblings who want her to sell the farmhouse and land and give a portion of the proceeds to them so they can pay their legal bills, but Maxi doesn't want to budge. She has a loser ex-fiance and her first boyfriend is an even larger deadbeat, believe it or not. Lots of potentials- so who can it be?

I'm usually really good at figuring it out but I didn't! Of course looking back all of the signs were there. Overall? I really loved this book. I loved Miles and Maxi as a couple and how they do this little dance throughout the book, they've crossed the professional line but can Miles convince her he's there to stay? Can Maxi get over her past relationship mistakes and trust Miles' true intentions? You'll have to read it to find out. I highly recommend this. If you like romance with a little suspense, this is your next read! 

1 comment:

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!