Friday, August 18, 2017

REVIEW - Honest Intentions - Kennedy Lane

TITLE - Honest Intentions

AUTHOR - Kennedy Lane

Releases Sept 19th 

Honest Intentions is the fifth book in the Safeguard Series. 

The reading order for the Safeguard Series is: 
Brutal Obsession (The Safeguard Series, Book One) 
Faithful Addiction (The Safeguard Series, Book Two) 
Distant Illusions (The Safeguard Series, Book Three) 
Casual Impressions (The Safeguard Series, Book Four) 
Honest Intensions (The Safeguard Series, Book Five) 
Deadly Premonitions (The Safeguard Series, Book Six) 

Safeguard Security & Investigations (SSI) is owned and operated by Townes Calvert, a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant who returned home to the States a bit more damaged than he'd care to admit. Not that anyone could tell outside of a very select group of former active duty buddies. 

It had taken Townes quite a while to acclimate to civilian life and he'd kept himself busy in the interim working in treacherous situations with even more dangerous friends. The final result is a close-knit unit of highly trained former military men who have the experience to protect the innocent, investigate crimes on the gritty edge, and aid local law enforcement when justice has taken a back seat to political correctness. 

Follow along as Kennedy Layne conveys each of their gripping stories as they work together on investigations that lead them down perilous paths of passion, intrigue, and suspense...


“protector turned lover, 5 stars”

This is my second read of Layne’s and once again I highly enjoyed it. I was taken on this murder suspense mystery and in the end got some answers. If you’ve read any of this series before you know they are on the hunt for a serial killer who escaped from prison. Well that still stands even by the end of this story, but you do meet a new murderer. I honestly didn’t see what happened happening before it did.

Coen is ex-military and is all about the life. He is one of those guys who doesn’t think he deserves the American dream for what he’s seen and done, his job is to make sure others get to live it. When Coen is put on Brettany’s tail he didn’t know what he was getting himself into. He thought it was a clean-cut case, watch her to make sure she’s safe, but Brettany has a way of finding herself in trouble it seems. What Coen doesn’t expect is the interest he has in her after getting to know her.

Brettany wants the white picket fence with the kids and happy husband in her future, but she doesn’t want it now. When she stumbles upon her friends murdered body she is at a loss, when she finds out there may be more to it and that her new neighbor has been watching her to keep herself she finds her strength. Coen gives Brettany the silent kind of strength. She decides to make a play at a onetime tryst, but what happens if the sparks go much deeper than that?

These two worked for me. He is the strong silent type, where she is the loud and unwavering. They would be one of those couples who apart seems like a weird fit until you see them together. I have two complaints about this story and they basically boil down to one thing, I wanted more. I wasn’t ready for it to end and I wanted more of a HEA then a happily right now, but at the same time I get that there wont be any until Moss is caught.

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5

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