Friday, December 1, 2017

Review ~ DEFENSELESS by Elizabeth Dyer

Defenseless (Somerton Security, #1)
by: Elizabeth Dyer
Series: Somerton Security
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Releases: December 1, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance

How far will she go to protect the sexiest guy in tech?

When ex-marine Georgia Bennett left the military for high-end private security, it was supposed to soften her snarky attitude. Instead, her short fuse just earned her a punishment of an assignment: protect smart-ass tech genius and Department of Defense contractor Parker Livingston. It should have been easy—only no one warned Georgia that Parker was one seriously drop-dead-gorgeous geek.

The last thing Parker needs is a bodyguard, especially not one with killer curves and a sassy mouth who tempts him to do something incredibly stupid. He’s too busy investigating whoever is turning his technology against him and threatening his team of covert operatives. But when an assassin sends Georgia and Parker running for their lives, it might just be the explosive sexual chemistry and the trust that’s building between them that saves their necks. Because the only thing more dangerous than the combination of Parker’s intellect and Georgia’s aim is their steadfast desire to protect each other, no matter the cost.

Defenseless is the first book in Elizabeth Dyer’s Somerton Security Series.  It’s the story of private security agent Georgia Bennett and software developer Parker Livingston.  After a few missteps, Georgia is assigned to protect Parker from forces unknown.  Parker has a reputation for being extremely difficult to work with because he insists upon doing his own thing and has a lot of quirks that most people don’t understand.  Things get even more interesting when the threat to Parker’s life becomes very real, very fast.  Let’s not ignore the fact that he and Georgia immediately find themselves attracted to each other.

As is typical in all of these types of romances, nothing is what it seems.  Georgia may come off to be a bit rough around the edges but she has a sensitive side that she tries to keep hidden away.  She also has a lot of baggage due to all of the family that she has lost far too soon.  The most impactful loss is of her brother with whom her boss, Ethan Somerton served in the military with.  Ethan and her brother were also good friends.  There is a lot about her brother’s death that she still doesn’t know and Ethan isn’t at liberty to tell her.  Parker isn’t your typical software developer.  He not only makes mainstream applications for the general public, he has also created some very dangerous software for the U.S. government that is likely putting many lives in danger.  When things intensify, Parker and Georgia go on the run together and they become intimate in every way imaginable.  Clearly, they shouldn’t get close but the heart wants what it wants, right?  Their relationship gets tested as the secrets and lies pile up but you can’t help but root for their happy ending.

I thoroughly enjoyed Defenseless.  It did take some of the usual routes but I was still interested in finding out how things ended.  And, there are a few items that did not get resolved so I expect the next book, Relentless, will answer a lot of questions.  I look forward to reading it.

**Received a copy from the publisher and reviewed voluntarily.**

Rating: 4

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