by Cherry Adair, Lorie O`Clare, Gena Showalter

July 2010
ISBN: 978-0-312-94323-3
Reviewer Graphic Button St. Martin`s Press
Mass Market Paperback

The Bodyguard by authors Cherry Adair, Gena Showalter and Lori O’Clare is an anthology about strong men and the women who fall in love with them.

Temptation on Ice by Cherry Adair – Two years ago, T-FLAC operative Sebastian Tremayne kissed a woman he had no business kissing – his best friend’s fiancé at their engagement party. A few days later, she disappears and the only clue they have to her disappearance is her wrecked airplane in the middle of the Bering Strait. It took T-FLAC two years to discover her whereabouts, and her “plans”, and they send Sebastian in to eliminate the problem, literally. Dr. Michaela Giese has been kidnapped by a powerful wizard, in order to help build a nuclear bomb that will destroy the polar caps and half the world but Michaela has a plan to thwart theirs, if her timing is right. After Sebastian makes himself known to Michaela, all hell breaks loose, both literally and figuratively.

Temptation in Shadows by Gena Showalter – Sean Walker is an agent for Rose Briar, an independent firm that offers safe haven for anyone exhibiting extraordinary abilities…….such as Gabby Hunt. He knows most of Gabby’s history but that doesn’t stop him from lusting after her! Sean has a few secrets of his own, like Gabby is Sean and Rowan’s, Sean’s partner, new assignment and it’s all Sean’s fault that they are in the predicament they’re in. Gabby has huge trust issues and who can blame her, considering the life she’s had to lead? She’s always been on the run but she’s never known from whom, which makes it tricky. She knows she’s different – she just doesn’t know why – but Sean can help her out with that, if they can stay alive!

Hunting Temptation by Lorie O’Clare – Seth Gere is a bounty hunter, who is good at his job. Right now, he’s helping out a friend, Jeremy Drury, by hunting down a violent serial killer. What he doesn’t know, yet, is that he is being hunted as well. Jenna, Seth’s friend’s baby sister, sees Seth for the first time and knows that she wants him. However, Jenna has a big secret and she’s not sure how, or even if, Seth can handle it. Are these lovers doomed from the start?

The Bodyguard is a pretty good contemporary/paranormal book. I had no complaints about it except perhaps the title is misleading but that shouldn’t take away from your enjoyment of the stories. Take three Alpha males, add in three kick-ass women and villains galore and you are bound to have fireworks – this book provided them in abundance. I thought each story was pretty darned good so I can’t pick a favorite for you. Buy the book – you’ll thank yourself later!

Reviewed in January 2011 by PamL.