Published by Carina Press on 09/19/2016
Embry Ford was a quiet, ordinary guy—until tragedy ripped his life apart. Now he's living under the radar, desperate to hide his identity and determined to learn the truth behind what happened. Even if that means working for—and bedding—a man he loathes.
As a bodyguard to a shadowy arms dealer, Brogan Smith knows distractions can kill as easily as a bullet. But when he sets his eyes on his client's sexy assistant, he can't get him out of his mind. Even more unnerving: the closer he gets to Embry, the more Brogan starts to suspect he might be protecting the wrong man.
Embry was sure nothing but vengeance would satisfy him—until Brogan offers him something far more tempting. Now Embry must choose: punish the people who nearly destroyed him or fight for a future with the man who has become his entire world.
Bad Judgment was another recommendation from my book wench, and this was honestly the first time I doubted her. I have never tried to give up on a book so early. I’m ashamed to admit that I almost bailed on this one after only reading one chapter. But lucky for me, she shamed me into giving it more time and I am so glad she did.
Let me start off by saying that I wasn’t a big fan of the whole Embry’s revenge storyline. I felt like it was a tad dramatic and unrealistic and it just didn’t really interest me. It was hard to relate to so I wasn’t emotionally invested in whether or not he got revenge. But I was one hundred percent invested in Embry and Brogan.
I honestly didn’t think that I would end up liking Embry. He’s very rigid and uptight. The epitome of brusque. But as with a lot of romance heroes that we love so much, it’s an outer shell that protects a gooey, sweet center. Naturally, I adore him. Brogan I liked from the beginning. He’s very what-you-see-is-what-you-get, and what you get is a strong, funny, loyal, sweet and giving man. He loves openly and unabashedly—kind of how I feel about Embry and Brogan together.
I really struggle with books that are written in third person. It makes it difficult for me to connect emotionally which is why I almost bailed on it. But Sidney Bell did a good job of engaging me, especially as Brogan and Embry got closer. I think I would have enjoyed this book even more if it hadn’t taken me two weeks to read it. Life is so busy right now, and it made it difficult for me to remain engaged in the story. That epilogue alone, though, won my heart over.