Review: Wilde Nights in Paradise by Tonya Burrows

Wilde Nights in Paradise
(A Wilde Security, #1)
By: Tonya Burrows
Publisher: Brazen
Published; June 10, 2013
Genre: Romance

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He’ll guard her body all night long.
Former Marine Jude Wilde’s motto has always been “burn bridges and never look back,” so nobody is more surprised when Wilde Security is hired to protect assistant district attorney Libby Pruitt, the woman he loved and left. Although she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with Jude, they’re forced to fake a relationship for her safety. He can’t ignore the heat still simmering between them, and when her stalker’s threats escalate to attempted murder, he’s left with no choice but to whisk her away to a friend’s safe house in Key West, FL.

Cooped up in paradise together, Jude begins to chip away at Libby’s resolve to hate him. But even as she gives in to his proximity and her body’s demands for his, she refuses to fall for his charms again. Maybe a torrid affair in the sun is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. But when her stalker tracks them down, can they escape the steamy Key West night without anyone getting hurt?

Jude’s been tasked with the job of protecting his ex-fiancee. The woman who’s heart he broke 8 years ago. But if he’s being honest with himself, he’s thought about her every moment since. Since his parents passed away when he was a kid, he’s felt guilt over their death and has been unconsciously sabotaging every good thing that’s ever happened to him. Especially his relationship with Libby.

“But part of him in the deepest, darkest pit in his soul wondered how long he could keep smiling.”

Now he has to put the past behind him and do his job, but that’s kind of hard to do when Libby wants one night together to get him out of her system. Once he’s had a taste, one night will never be enough.

I liked the idea behind this story. The fact that you have a independent career driven woman who isn’t afraid of some stalker. She’s not about to let some guy scare her away from doing her job as an attorney. So in steps her ex-fiance, the one who cheated on her and broke her heart. Not only is he her new bodyguard but when the threats escalate and her life is put in danger, she’s whisked away to a private estate to live with Jude until the person behind the threats is caught.

Of course there is a lot of sexual tension throughout the entire story. Even after they knock boots, Libby decides to keep her distance from Jude. However, no matter what, they find themselves rediscovering each other regardless of how hard they try to stay away.

There wasn’t a lot of suspense since a lot of the time the story revolves around the two of them hiding out. I would have liked to have had more suspense since Libby was supposed to be in danger but once they hide out at Jude’s friends house, the danger is all but forgotten. I still thought this was a good read and liked the whole second chance theme to it.

“There are so many ugly places and people in this world, I’ve learned you have to grab hold of the places like this, the moments like this, and cherish them.”


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