The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company has provided this book club with a copy of this book for review or we have purchased the book with our own funds. The opinions shared about the story are those of the book club or the individual reviewer and not influenced by The Publisher / Author/ Book Tour Company if received for review.Defenseless by Elizabeth Dyer
Series: Somerton Security #1
Published by Montlake Romance on December 1st 2017
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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.
Despite getting a slow start, our group really enjoyed Defenseless. Some felt it spent too much time developing the security team and that the suspense – which was setup early – didn’t come to a good peak until the second half. Others were okay with the slower buildup because the setup paid off and the book read well, even during the setup. Everyone agreed that it ended strong and is now setup really well for future books.
It was unanimous – we loved “the geek”! He was the hero in the story and a very strong, well-written character. We loved that while he was a geek, he wasn’t JUST a geek. And we really loved that he saw her, the heroine, as being stronger than him. The characters in general were strong – everyone commented on the degree of character growth, particularly for a romantic suspense. The hero and heroine grew and learned from each other, which was enjoyable to read.
There was one note about the narration, for those that read audio books, the narration was annoying – which was surprising because Aiden Snow is a narrator we tend to like. There was very little intonation and almost felt dictated. However, it was confirmed that future books the narration takes a very different direction and is much better – like what we’d expect from Aiden Snow.
Overall, we really enjoyed it and many plan to read more in the series.