Romantic Suspense Books

Defenseless by Elizabeth Dyer

Goodreads Summary

defenselessWhen ex-marine Georgia Bennett left the military for high-end private security, it was supposed to soften her snarky attitude. Instead, her short fuse just earned her a punishment of an assignment: protect smart-ass tech genius and Department of Defense contractor Parker Livingston. It should have been easy—only no one warned Georgia that Parker was one seriously drop-dead-gorgeous geek.

The last thing Parker needs is a bodyguard, especially not one with killer curves and a sassy mouth who tempts him to do something incredibly stupid. He’s too busy investigating whoever is turning his technology against him and threatening his team of covert operatives. But when an assassin sends Georgia and Parker running for their lives, it might just be the explosive sexual chemistry and the trust that’s building between them that saves their necks. Because the only thing more dangerous than the combination of Parker’s intellect and Georgia’s aim is their steadfast desire to protect each other, no matter the cost.

Rating

3 out of 5 stars

Review

It has been a while since I’ve read a romantic suspense novel, and based on above, this book sounded intriguing. Unfortunately, I was bored.

Georgia is a former Marine turned security. She is assigned to protect Parker Livingston, a tech genius and creator an app eerily similar to Candy Crush. Turns out that’s not all Parker dabbles in. He’s also created a software that can track activity across the world. And people are able to use it to profit (I thoroughly did not understand that entire part of the book).

People want to capture Parker so he will clue them in as to how to use this software for sinister things, and Parker and Georgia end up on the run (and in love in about 30 seconds). There is a whole side story about her brother and abandonment and blah, blah.

This book was SO heavy on details and the thoughts of the characters that I would skip pages at a time. There was so much technical jargon. The only reason I finished the book was to figure out who was behind the attack (and it was not explained well at all) and to see if the issue with Georgia’s brother was resolved.

I know this was a debut novel, and for that, it wasn’t bad. I would suggest the author tone back the details and focus on the action. If that had been the case here, it would have been a much better book.

Happy reading.

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