Thursday, September 7, 2017

Last First Kiss by Sidney Halston

He's an A-list Hollywood heartthrob.
She's trying to prove herself in a man's world.
For this female bodyguard, protecting her client is simply business, but what happens when sparks fly and the danger heats up?

After a series of box office flops, Rocco Monroe needs a hit. Bad press, shit talking, rumors, lies… it all goes with the territory after almost two decades in the spotlight, but when he lands the role of his career in a controversial biopic, the part of a lifetime comes with a catch: a hired bodyguard.

Annabelle Clad is so bored she wants to scream. Her life is coding and algorithms and binary codes…rinse and repeat. To her Rocco Monroe means freedom, a chance to show her overprotective brother and business partner that she can contribute to Iron Clad Securities. And no arrogant playboy will fuck up her concentration by batting his lashes at her. She would never jeopardize her reputation by swooning over any man.

That had happened once, and she wouldn’t bear that loss or humiliation ever again. Even if Rocco looks like a walking fantasy...

From USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston comes the second book in the Iron-Clad series, Last First Kiss.

Add to Goodreads –

Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F Romance

I have read the previous book in this series, but don't really believe that it's necessary to read book two.

I loved this story. It was a slight role reversal in that Annie is the protector and Rocco is the one needing protection.

Annie is a war veteran and believes that she has proven herself in her brothers' security firm. However, she is also hiding a lot of hurt and pain from her service and despite loving her family and her job, isn't quite ready to tell everyone the extent of what happened to her.

Rocco is a movie star that is either on the cusp of moving into "dramatic" roles or having his career tank. He is going to be playing a very controversial role and because of that, he needs security.

While Annie believes that she is ready for field work, her very overprotective and somewhat pigheaded brother doesn't want her hurt. Joey is a hard character to know and I wanted to smack him a lot throughout this book. Even though you know that it comes from a place of love and fear, it still didn't make it any easier to read about.

The relationship between Annie and Rocco grew in a very organic manner. It was definitely not love at first sight – it was more Annie kicking butt at first sight, which I loved.

I can't wait to see what comes next, but I have loved this series.

Last First Kiss is a great role reversal story. Ms. Halston took what is a typical romance, the A-lister and the bodyguard, and shook it up giving us something that is so far from the typical read.

Annie wants to prove just because she is female doesn't mean she can't protect not only herself but others as well. She needs to prove she deserves a spot, even with the overbearing, protective brother.

Rocco Monroe is trying to turn his career around. When he takes on a role that has his life in danger, he needs someone to watch is back. What he wasn't expecting is a five foot seven, strawberry blonde, hazel eyed woman. Rocco and Annie have some amazing chemistry. The battle between them is flirty and the sexual tension is high. I loved Annie's character. She's sassy and down to earth.

Ms. Halston easily draws you in and you just can't get enough. I look forward to what's next.

This is the second book in the series, and whilst it reads well as a standalone, it was great to revisit the Clad clan, first introduced in Kiss Marry Kill.

This time it is Annabelle who gets to prove that she is effective in the personal protection business, even if she too falls for the client. Even if she has her brother who has preceded her in that particular role, she is still determined to prove her worth as a bodyguard.

It is good to have a strong female character in a usually male role. And I liked that she was being real, whilst the person she protected was acting. There is no pretence in the chemistry that there is between them, but the stakes are high. The relationship between her and Rocco is full of fun, even with the issues that give rise to him needing her as protection.

Good addition to the series, and now we have one Clad left to find his happily ever after. Can't wait!

Also Available in the Iron Clad Security Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Kiss Marry Kill post.

USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: "Just Do It"—Nike. And that's exactly what she did.

After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she's not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She's a reader first and a writer second. When she's not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn't have it any other way.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Last First Kiss (Iron Clad Security #2) by Sidney Halston to read and review.

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