Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review ~ EXPOSING THE HEIRESS by Jennifer Apodaca

Exposing the Heiress (Once a Marine Series, #3)
by: Jennifer Apodaca
Series: Once a Marine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Source: Entangled Ignite via NetGalley

This Marine will protect her at all costs…
When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she's humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.
Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece's lethal skills could save Alyssa's life. But his little sister's best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can't trust himself to keep his attraction hidden...or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.
Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love...a killer.

Exposing the Heiress marks my first time reading Jennifer Apodaca.  Honestly, I’m pretty sure I was gushing the whole time I was reading the book.  I mean give me a hero who’s a former Marine and a sniper on top of that and I’m a goner.  

When Alyssa Brooks discovers her life is a lie and that her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she loses it.  But when said fiancé threatens her and a secret she has closely held, she knows the only person she can turn to is her former best friend’s brother, Hunter Reece and the Once a Marine Agency.  

I really liked Alyssa and Hunter together.  I mean they’re playful and have a really good chemistry.  I felt the bedroom action came a little too fast.  I also felt some of the story was predictable but it still worked.  My biggest issue with the story is that Exposing the Heiress is categorized as a romantic suspense.  I’m a romantic suspense reader and I love the heart pounding edge of your seat moments those stories bring.  But Exposing the Heiress felt more like a contemporary romance with suspense elements.  For me, it lacked the “I can’t wait to turn the page, heart pounding moments” that romantic suspense novels usually bring.

**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest unbiased opinion.**

Rating: 4

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  1. Oh, that cover! And the story sounds sexy!

    Brooke at Brooke Blogs

    1. Brooke,

      When I saw the cover I knew I HAD to read the book. I didn't even care what it was about. Sad, but true. Then I saw Marine sniper and I was ALL in.


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