Thursday, December 10, 2015

Review: Killer Curves by Naima Simone

Killer Curves 
by Naima Simone
Series:  Guarding Her Body #2
Pub. Date:  Dec. 7, 2015
Publisher:  Entangled Ignite
Pages:  206
Format:  eARC
Source:  NetGalley

My Rating:  
Sultry Scale:

She'll lead him right into temptation...

Lately, things have been a little weird for Sloane Barrett—late night crank calls, disturbing images inher inbox, her tires slashed. She tries not to let it bother her. She tries to pretend everything is ok. Then someone breaks into her house and attacks her...and Sloane realizes she needs professional help. Tall, gorgeous and overwhelmingly intense help.

But Sloane knows all too well just how much trouble intense guys can be.

Security Specialist Ciaran Ross's priority is to ensure Sloane is safe. His gut tells him she's in danger, but his feelings for her are pulling his focus. Ciaran has already made the mistake of falling for a client, and the results were disastrous. He won't risk it again. He can't. But running from love is the surest way to get Sloane killed... 

This second installment of the Guarding Her Body series was uber yummy and suspenseful - I loved it and read it all in one sitting. I may have even given myself one of those dreadful injuries that I have been known to get while trying to walk and read at the same time. My toes, knees and shins really take a beating when I have one of these books that I can't put down.

I have been impressed with Naima Simone's ability to spin a suspenseful tale that is not easily predictable. While the suspense in Witness to Passion was good, this book far surpassed the first one one for me. I was totally blindsided by the villain in 
Killer Curves. Never saw it coming!

Naima also does a good job at writing tough guy alpha heroes that are a little bit broken - the kind you want to get your hands (and other parts) on to fix with your big heart and smutty mind. Our hero here, Ciaran Ross, does not disappoint in that regard. I had a great visualization of him as Henry Cavill (Man of Steel version). Ciaran lost someone very important to him and he has been afraid to get close to any one woman since that loss. However he feels an immediate draw to our heroine, Sloan Barrett, and the chemistry between them was fantastic. Ciaran was a dirty talking rough and raw type of lover, and that paired with my visualization of him made this a very exciting read.

Sloane was a likable enough heroine. She comes from family money and has always been made to feel like she was not good enough. I felt sorry for her and had a pretty good connection with her character. She didn't play the part of annoying heroine at all - no running away or doing silly things to put herself in danger. All-in-all, she was a solid female lead. Though I really kept thinking that I just wanted to push her off a pier so I could have a go at Ciaran.

If you are looking for something steamy and suspenseful, I highly recommend Killer Curves. I received an advanced copy of this book from Entangled in exchange for an honest review. 

Guarding Her Body