Sunday, 20 March 2016

Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas) by Alison Bliss - Review


It's rule breaker Emily Foster's birthday, and like everyone at The Jungle Room, she just wants to get some action. Unfortunately, she stumbles on the wrong kind, witnessing a mob hit. To protect her, she's entered into the Witness Protection Program with by-the-book Special Agent Jake Ward as her chaperone.

When the location of their safe house is compromised, Jake stashes Emily deep in the Texas backwoods. The city-girl might be safe from the Mafia, but she has to contend with a psychotic rooster, a narcoleptic dog, crazy cowboys, and the danger of losing her heart to the one man she can't have.

Jake's as hot as he is infuriating, and she can't help but push all his buttons to loosen him up. Their mutual, sizzling sexual attraction poses a dilemma: Jake's determined to keep her safe and out of the wrong hands; she's determined to get into the right ones—his.
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Kristine's Review:
Reviewed: March 2016.

I threw out a challenge in my reader group this past weekend, to give me book recommendations on something light, fun, sexy, something with heart and heat and humour, Rules of Protection was thrown into the ring, I knew the name was familiar, it had graced my social media newsfeed repeatedly over the last year, when I checked my kindle I realised I had actually purchased it way back in December 2014, and now sitting here after staying up reading it in one sitting late into the night, I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to dive into Emily and Jake's story.

Emily is out with her two closest friends celebrating her birthday, all she really wants is to have a good time and maybe even end the night with a sweaty session between the sheets to ring in another year, things are looking promising in the upscale club she's partying at, meeting sexy Jake who both rattles and intrigues her, a man she could definitely envision spending a sexy night with... until she stumbles upon a murder taking place, suddenly she's on the run, and being whisked off into witness protection in order to keep her safe from the very real threat of retribution.

Emily is feisty, sassy and smart mouthed, she's been through a harrowing adventure already and running into repeated security breaches and attempted execution attempts only adds to the emotional toll she's already feeling, as much as Jake frustrates and pushes her she can't help the building connection and explosive chemistry growing between them, their tenuous bond only strengthened by their close proximity. Jake has one objective: to keep Emily alive and safe, with his technical experience and knowledge of the land - Jake should have an advantage, unfortunately for him Emily is spirited to put it mildly, constantly challenging him and pushing him beyond his limits, their relationship, their snarky banter, flirty comments, downright argumentative tirades, and quick witted zingers to one another had me giggling and swooning and sucking in breath along with them both, not only does Bliss create a hero and heroine that are impossible not to love but created a cast of characters that only added to this story, turning the last page and seeing that my beloved Cowboy is next to get his story made me an excited mess, running to #1click the next story in the Tangled in Texas series.

Rules of Protection was exactly what I needed, funny and light hearted, sexy and swoony, action packed, from the moment I picked it up I was invested, I was desperate for more, Bliss's words were utterly engaging, her story the perfect escape, with everything perfectly balanced, Jake and Emily's story is one I won't soon forget.

About Alison Bliss:

As the youngest of five girls, Alison Bliss has never turned down a challenge...or been called by the right name. Her writing career may have started out as a dare by one of her sisters, but Alison hasn't put her pen down since.

She grew up on a small island off the Texas Gulf Coast, where most of her childhood vacations consisted of camping or hunting trips to the deer lease. Although she'll always be a Texan at heart, Alison currently resides in the Midwest with her Iowa farm-boy husband and their two sons. With so much testosterone in her home, it's no wonder she writes "girl books."

She's an animal lover, a closet video game enthusiast, and believes the best way to know if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it's obviously meant to be. Alison's an avid romance reader who enjoys penning the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, laughter, and usually a cowboy or two. As she calls it, "Romance...with a sense of humor."

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! And big hugs to the lovely reader who recommended it to you! I'm so glad you loved it! xoxo