"A can't-put-it-down romantic suspense."
Reviewed by Maria Munoz
Posted June 12, 2013
I've enjoyed following Adrienne Giordano's Private Protector
series since her debut novel, Man Law. The latest
book in the series, OPPOSING FORCES, has not dethroned
Relentless Pursuit as my favorite book in the series
because, well, Billy Tripp is awesome! However, this story
featuring Jackson Lynx and Jillian Murdoch is special in
that it gave me a strong sense of how much Ms. Girodano has
matured as a writer. OPPOSING FORCES is a can't-put-it-down
romantic suspense. From a shocking beginning to a
well-earned happily ever after, Ms. Giordano makes every
word count as she develops a powerful yet mysterious threat
faced by characters falling in love in spite of their best
Jackson Lynx is minding his own business. A recovering
prescription drug addict, he's determined to stick with the
program for fear of giving in to his cravings. His one-year
plan is almost complete and he's determined to stay away
from Jillian Murdoch until day 366 even if he has been
lusting after her in their yoga class. For her part, Jillian
isn't looking for a relationship. She's content on her own.
She purchased a home and recently started a new job. When
she catches a man breaking into her home, she turns to
security specialist Lynx for help. Before they know it they
are facing increasingly violent threats and trying to figure
out what to do about the strong attraction that simmers
Lynx and Jillian are wonderful, well-developed characters
that I rooted for throughout the book. Each is battling
demons that complicate their budding relationship. As a
result, they have an intense and imperfect relationship. I
think I enjoyed their arguments more than I did the romantic
moments. I know this is a weird thing for a romance lover to
say but their fights were real and honest which completely
pulled me in. The threat they face was as overwhelming for
me as it was for Jillian and kept me wondering who was
involved and what their plan was until the very end.
OPPOSING FORCES is a must read for fans of romantic
suspense. It works well as a stand-alone, but I think you'll
enjoy it more if you have the background of some of the
Jackson Lynx always has a plan. He wouldn't be Vice
President at Taylor Security if he wasn't steady, smart and
reliable. But as capable as he is, he's not perfect.
Approaching the one-year anniversary of kicking his
prescription-drug habit, the last thing Lynx needs is
temptation. Celibacy is part of his recovery plan. But then
Jillian Murdoch asks for his help…
Jillian loves her job—managing pharmaceutical
distribution—and she's suspicious when an unscheduled
delivery shows up late on a Friday night. Then someone
breaks into her home and, terrified, she asks Lynx to
install a security system. Grateful for his help, she's wary
of her attraction to him… She recognizes the Serenity Prayer
on his mirror and can't get involved with an addict.
But when they uncover dangerous secrets they'll have to
trust one another. Their lives, and their hearts, depend on it.
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1 comment posted.
Re: A can't-put-it-down romantic suspense.
Awesome~! Adrienne Giordano is amazing!!!
(Ki Pha 7:40pm June 12)
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