Monday, December 11, 2017

Kiss Kiss Bang by Sidney Halston

From USA Today bestselling author Sidney Halston comes the third Iron-Clad Security novel, Kiss Kiss Bang.

Six-foot-two and ripped... with superior computer skills, Josef “Joey” Clad is not your typical ex-Marine. The co-owner of Iron-Clad securities is 100% Alpha male, but under his muscular physique, he's the best hacker in Miami who specializes in running Iron-Clad's cyber ops. The perfect skill set for their new client who is getting threatening emails, a client who he definitely wants to get to know better. Much better.

Single mom, widow, Olivia Monroe has exceptional dreams that she refuses to let go of. Fifteen years ago, she left her broken home in New York City and never looked back. Now a dark horse candidate for Florida governor, she's not looking for a relationship. Even with the hot guy who sweeps in and saves her computer the night before a big speech. Her hero has trouble written all over him. Joey is too handsome, too funny, too confident, and way too hard to resist.

Too bad he's now her bodyguard.

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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This is Josef, Olivia, and Sophia's story. Olivia is a widow who wants the people around her to have the best of anything and everything she can give them. She is a politician through and through, but she is also an amazing mom.

Sophia is a ball buster and I really thought she was a sweetheart in this story with Josef.

Josef is overprotective, strong, and amazing with both Sophia and Olivia.

This was a story about corruption, love, determination, and overcoming circumstances. Olivia's past and present collide in parts of this story and you can't help but guess what else is going to happen.

Olivia and Josef are a great couple. They balance each other well and they have a good relationship.

Alternately exciting, funny, and surprisingly sexy, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It starts with Olivia having a very relatable emotional meltdown over a computer malfunction. It is a humanising glimpse beyond Olivia’s polished political facade that actually made me care about her.

It’s kinda sad that the most unbelievable part of this story is an incorruptible politician from an impoverished background with exacting moral standards. It’s almost an adult fairytale. Joey’s super high-tech security firm is probably more realistic. I loved the chemistry and interplay between Olivia and Joey and I enjoyed their sleuthing as Olivia finds herself and her family at risk.

This is the first book I’ve read in the series and I don’t feel like I missed anything by joining the series at book three. We do see some intriguing characters that I’m curious about and I think I’ll go back to the earlier books at some point. Olivia’s daughter is cute. Her presence possibly limits the heat factor at times, but Olivia makes sense as a single mum and I appreciated her struggle to make room for Joey in her very busy life.

This is a fun and sweet read and I would really like to believe that politicians like Olivia actually exist.

4.5 stars of sexy and caring romance

This is the third book in the series, and I loved it. You could definitely read it as a standalone, but really, don't deprive yourself of a series of very enjoyable reads. Fast paced, super sexy, and lots of warm and cuddly feelings.

In this installment, IT hacker and security genius Joey meets Olivia Russo when she has a meltdown in an IT store. He solves her IT problem and then infiltrates her life as he just knows she is worth his time. She is also totally smitten, but with a political campaign to win and a 5-year-old daughter to protect, she is more cautious. It was great fun watching Joey break down her barriers, and them both fall in love with each other – and Joey grow close to her daughter, Sophie. She gave them plenty of opportunity for fun moments too.

This has a really good underlying plot, a message about strong women, and a man who knows what he wants and yet manages to avoid being domineering. Made for a super-hot romance and a very enjoyable read.

I cannot wait to see what series Ms. Halston comes up with next, as so far they have all been winners for me.

I am seriously loving this series, it’s rare that I find a series that has me loving the new books as much as the previous, but this one does it! I would say this can be read as a standalone, but to really have the background of Iron Clad Security (ICS), I’d say read the previous books first!

Joey Clad is an ex-Marine and computer nerd who happens to be one of the best hackers ever. While updating security at a computer shop, he notices a woman on the security feed having a breakdown in the store, and once he sets his sights on her, he’ll do everything in his power to make her his. Olivia Russo is running for governor while also balancing being a single mom. When her laptop crashes right before a huge presentation, Oliva holds it together just long enough to make it to the crazy long line at the repair shop where she completely loses it. Joey steps in as her knight in shining armor, and though it takes a lot of convincing on Joey’s part, he convinces her to come back to ICS and let him get her set up with a new laptop. Joey is relentless with getting Olivia to date him, and eventually things really heat up between the two.

I absolutely love Joey’s character, he’s the sweetest and I think he really needed that redemption after the previous book when he was a dick to his sister. My favorite part of this book, of this series really, is the humor, intrigue, romance, and did I mention humor, that the author manages to fit into each book. This book is one you won’t be able to put down and I’m already on the edge of my seat waiting for book four!

Also Available in the Iron Clad Security Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Kiss Marry Kill post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Last First Kiss 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 Kiss Kiss Bang (Iron Clad Security #3) by Sidney Halston to read and review.

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