Today I’m super excited to participate in the Blog Tour of the Bodyguards of L.A. County series by Cate Beauman. This is a Contemporary Romance series already consisting of ten books. Every book in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series is a stand-alone and can also be read in out of order. For today’s Blog Tour I reviewed two books in the series 'Falling For Sarah' and 'Saving Sophie'.
For more information and tour stops please visit the tour page.
About 'Falling For Sarah':
Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-listand in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.
Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.
When I read the Blog Tour invite of the Bodyguards of L.A. County series, I knew I wanted to be a part of this. I honestly can’t believe I haven’t heard about this series before. I love books like this. Romance, Bodyguards.. Sigh. Although ‘Falling For Sarah’ is the second book in this series, it can be read as a standalone. And it was my first book in this series.
After reading the first view pages in ‘Falling For Sarah’ I just knew I would devour this read. I loved reading about Sarah and Ethan from the moment I started, and I couldn’t stop reading till the very last page. The characters in ‘Falling For Sarah’ are very easy to love, the relationships are fun, the friendships are beautiful and the thrilling moments definitely are intense. I loved this read.
The main character Sarah was definitely my kind of character. Sarah is a young mother, who lost her husband in battle. Thankfully for Sarah, her husband’s friends have always been there for her. Especially Ethan. Ethan has been by Sarah’s side ever since she gave birth to her daughter. When she lost her husband, Ethan became even more involved in Sarah life, trying to help her whenever she needed him. But the last view months something has changed. Sarah and Ethan become closer and closer.
This story was just beautiful. I loved the friendship, and growing love between Sarah and Ethan. I loved the friendships between them and the other characters in this book. And the romance was definitely fun and exciting to read.
Ethan’s mood swings were a little tiring to read about to be honest. But in the end I did understand why he was the way he was.
Cate Beauman definitely did a great job with this book. The writing was good, the characters were nice to get to know and the romance was just lovely. I truly loved this read.
About 'Saving Sophie':
Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She’s starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, butanything is better than the nightmare she left behind.
Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security’s brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else—until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.
Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all—or jeopardize both of their lives.
After I read ‘Falling For Sarah’ I was desperate to read more in the Bodyguards of LA County series. So I was more than excited to start reading ‘Saving Sophie’, book seven in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series. Thankfully this book can also be read as a standalone.
‘Saving Sophie’ is the story of Sophie and Stone, two very different people who find each other. Sophie has fled the world she lived in, and Stone is just living his life trying to feel as little as possible. When their paths cross Sophie and Stone soon find something in each other they haven’t found in anyone else before. And boy did I love reading about these two characters.
At times, it was really sad to read Sophie’s story. Not because she was a sad person, but because what she had to go through. I especially think of all the people in real life that go through the things Sophie went through. It was heartbreaking and I was really rooting for her.
At the same time, I felt frustrated sometimes because I didn’t understand the things Sophie said or did. But I guess fear can do strange things to a person. And in the end I loved getting to know Sophie’s character. And above all I loved the romance between Sophie and Stone.
The romance between Sophie and Stone was really slow-paced at first. This fitted the story perfectly and it made this read very addicting. I loved the way the shy and scared Sophie, and the hard and still Stone connected with each other and found love. I loved every page of this book.
After reading two book in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series, I can honestly say I’m a huge fan of Cate Beauman. Not only are these books sexy and romantic, they are also very pure, sweet and touching. And I can’t wait to read the other books in this series.
About the Author:
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, ‘Justice For Abby’ was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while ‘Saving Sophie’ took the Silver Medal. ‘Saving Sophie’ was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and ‘Falling For Sarah’ received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards. Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack.
Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series. For information on Cate's new releases, monthly giveaways, and upcoming events, sign up for her newsletter at: http://www.catebeauman.com/author/home.html#!newsletter-sign-up/c9td
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