Monday, June 24, 2013

Teasing Jonathan

Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78184-330-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

On his way to a meeting, Jonathan stops for coffee and meets Kai Stromwell, when he keeps the man from being hit by a speeding car.  It’s not long before it becomes clear that someone’s trying to kill Kai but the question is who—and why? Is it somehow related to Kai’s successful business or his quirky sister?  With the attraction between them off the charts, the only option to keep Kai safe is for Jonathon to act as his bodyguard. Can these two men work together to figure out who is targeting Kai and stop them before it’s too late? Can they make a new relationship work under the pressure?

Teasing Jonathan is the newest release in Amber Kell’s Mercenary Love series. Because of the recurring characters/relationships, I recommend the books be read in order.

Prologues aren’t usually my favorite thing but I liked this one. It allows the reader a look into the unrest Jonathan’s experiencing and is written with sensitivity, showing the long term effects of PTSD. I also appreciate how later in the story Jonathan’s concerned how his sleeping problem might interfere with his physical relationship with Kai—a real possibility.

Now to the actual story. I love how Jonathan and Kai met. It’s just the first of several action-filled scenes that keeps the story rolling along at a pretty fast pace. There are so many options of who might be behind the threats to Kai’s life that I didn’t have a clue who was behind them until almost the end. So, good going Ms. Kell. I like to be kept guessing as long as possible. 

The personalities of Kai and Jon are pretty well rounded, the imagery is good and the secondary characters are well placed. I particularly liked getting to see a little of Sin and Callum at the beginning. Kai’s sister is also an interesting addition to the storyline. I look forward to the next release.

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