A contemporary romance which had me hooked from the beginning to the very last page. Written from both of the main characters, Malerie and Ace’s point of view this was an enjoyable and engaging read. Malerie has unluckily faced death twice but has luckily also escaped death twice. Once at the age of seven when she was left an orphan but was the only survivor of a bombing and then on her eighteenth birthday when her much loved guardian was killed by a crazed gunman. Now someone is out to kill Malerie and she suspects that there may be more to her previous survival than just luck. Bodyguard Ace is being paid to guard Malerie however she soon turns out to be more than just another client to him and he vows to protect her. Ace is surprised when the feisty girl he has to protect actually ignites feelings in him that he did not know existed but he soon fears that although he will do anything to protect her he might loose his heart to her. Malerie knows that although Ace is her first love he might also be her last if the unknown person out to kill her succeeds.
I loved Malerie and Ace as they were both well defined characters who were realistic and relatable. The chemistry between them really came across and I liked how their relationship developed throughout the story. The author has a way of making the reader care about the characters through her detailed descriptions of both them and their feelings. The storyline flowed easily and the plot has plenty of action and suspense in it along with the romance. I found this to be a fairly fast paced story and the narrative took me on an emotional rollercoaster as I found myself immersed in Malerie and Ace’s world. A five star read and one which I found hard to put down!