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Devoted to Love (Devoted Lovers #2) by Shayla Black [arc review]

He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.
I have mixed emotions on this one. I liked it, but I also thought it dragged a little at times...


Devoted to Love by Shayla Black
The Blurb:

Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separate ways. After all, she’s not a happily-ever-after kind of girl. But Josiah—and danger—change her plans.

Josiah isn’t looking for love…but Maggie rouses his body and stirs his heart like no other woman. She’s got a rocky romantic past, and a smart man would steer clear. But when the murder quotient in Kendall County rises and all signs point to a mysterious group nearby who have been harassing Maggie’s family, he can’t leave her unprotected—especially when he realizes he’s fallen hard for her.

As tension mounts and the menace closes in, Josiah will do anything to prove to Maggie that their love is real…but can they stay alive long enough to share it?



The Review: 3 Stars

Let's just start by saying I am a very picky b*** when it comes to romantic suspense. On my teen years suspense and mystery were pretty much all I read and I think it stained me for life. If it drags even a little I just can't do it. And the middle section of this book certainly dragged.

That being said, the romance was sweet, believable, and the characters were more than likable. They were far from perfect but their imperfections also made them relatable. 
Josiah was there for protection, but his attraction for Maggie was too strong to deny. He was devoted to protecting her and in the end there was no way to avoid it, he was also devoted to loving her. 
Maggie was a sweet small town girl with a norty streak known by all; Josiah was warned a few times to stay away. I liked her ferocity and determination to stand against the people trying to take her grandparent's ranch. 
I liked their chemistry too. There was never any doubt that these two belong together and would eventually make things work.

The plot was weird and at times on the verge of creepy, but let's face it, suspense is best delivered that way. It keeps you on edge... the whole cult thing going on was nuts. This book takes small town weirdos to a whole new level! 

Find the book at: GoodReads - Inklings Bookshop - Amazon





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