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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500860646
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- Publication Date: September 4, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MU82396
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guards of LA series. I even took the day off from work today and I enjoyed every
page thoroughly. Cate has woven a meaningful story about a courageous woman who
overcomes domestic violence to build a life for herself. The story revolves around the
central theme of domestic violence which so many women endure globally. My best
friend is a victim of domestic violence. She is terrified to let go. The author beautifully
shows the readers the struggles and fears that Sophie goes through to break free. There
is pain in sorrow and beauty in the tears. The heroine is broken and whole. She survives
to show us that if you have the courage and the will you can overcome all odds.
Stone is an alpha hero, strong, chivalrous and so honorable. Saving Sophie is about abuse,
courage, romance, honor and so much more. I really loved reading a romantic suspense without graphic and gory descriptions. A wonderful recommended read!!
I've enjoyed all of the Bodyguards of LA series so far, including this one. Sophie's story was both terrifying and heartbreaking, but she still managed to keep a mostly positive outlook on life and keep herself moving forward. Stone was a grunt-and-nod type guy who'd rather not be bothered, until he gets to know Sophie, and all of a sudden he's buying kitchen appliances with her. Together they were great - loved the way they worked things out on the basketball court! But instead of loving this book all the way through, I got pretty irritated - at both characters - several times.
No real spoilers here, except to say that one of my least favorite methods authors use to create tension between their characters is the "avoidance" technique, where one or both characters avoid talking to each other about the issue. That happens over and over in this story, when so many of their problems could have been resolved immediately if only one of them had opened their mouth and said what they were thinking, instead of clamming up, staying away from each other, not returning phone calls, etc. That kind of thing is ok maybe once, but when it continues throughout almost the entire story (seriously, at 94% I was still wondering) it gets irritating.
That being said, I really did like this one, and would recommend it to others. The bad guy was creepy, it was great to see some of our favorites from other books, and the ending was a satisfying HEA.
I like to write reviews but I like to keep them simple and not tell you the whole story in my review…so here it is, would I tell my two best friends to read this book yes or no…YES, I would most definitely tell them to read Saving Sophie (The Bodyguards of L.A. County, #7)!
I read over 100 books in 2013, from Bikers, Military Ops and Serial Killers to Shifters, Vamps and Fairies…I don’t discriminate as long as there is a sexiness, mystery and a story line that keeps me up past my bedtime! I’ll try anything!
I wish you good reading!
This installment was no exception to above. The author created initially an intense atmosphere around the heroine, which plunged me right away into the events. I immediately felt for her and suffered with her for the hard hand life has been dealing her. The hero was charming in his very own way, the villain well crafted, his motivations thouroughly explained.
The hero was portrayed as much more silent and introvert than they usually are. I haven't read all the books in the series and maybe that's why I couldn't relate to his need for seclusion and isolation, which at times let his behavior appear as slightly unsocial. Maybe a bit more information referring to this characteristic would have supported his role better and made him more likeable. In any case, I loved how he felt he had to protect Sophie and how he finally was drawn out of his shell.
Sophie's life was very difficult and complex. I could definitely understand why some of her reactions seemed out of context or illogical and was very pleased to see that she gradually matured and discovered her real "self". No doubt, Stone and Sophie were definitely good for each other but the process leading to this insight was occasionally a bit painful for me as a reader. Sometimes I just wanted to shake both of them and tell them how easy the solution to their "problem" was. On the other hand, isn't this reaction of mine the author's success?! Hadn't it been for this constellation, I wouldn't have reacted with this impatience....... Anyway, consider yourself warned, there were many nerve-racking back and forths, which were used to build up moments of suspense. In any case, I expected more on the "suspense-side" of the plot and was slightly disappointed to find out that the plot had nothing more to offer.
Generally speaking not a bad read, although I expected more.
P.S. If you liked this theme, try by Karen Rose: "Don't tell"
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Stone McCabe is a gritty, brooding, sexy bodyguard who we met briefly in book 6 (Justice for Abby) and Sophie Burke is a cleaning lady at Ethan Cooke's security offices, she's in the job to escape the nightmare that she has left behind, trying to remain anonymous/hidden, this all changes when Abby becomes concerned and asks Stone to check on Sophie which he reluctantly does. I love the fact that our H/h don't fall straight into bed, they fight their feelings which simmer as the story progresses, we are taken on a very well written journey where friends become lovers, the story flows at a great pace and the suspense keeps you turning the pages.
Book order for Bodyguards of LA County is:
Book 1: Morgan's Hunter (Hunter & Morgan)
Book 2: Falling For Sarah (Ethan & Sarah)
Book 3: Hailey's Truth (Austin & Hailey)
Book 4: Forever Alexa (Jackson & Alexa)
Book 5: Waiting for Wren (Tucker & Wren)
Book 6: Justice for Abby (Jerrod & Abby)
The whole series is really great, you can read them as standalone but if I was to be honest it's better to read them in order as characters from previous books re-appear, we see relationships develop, new family members 'arrive' and good-humoured exchanges throughout.
Thank you Cate for a great read....now eagerly awaiting book 8 :-)
Cate has come up with another winner and I'm never disappointed with her books. The story lines are gripping and the characters you can relate to.
Everyone needs a hunky alpha caveman in their life to protect them, these girls are so lucky.
I loved every minute of this story and like the rest of her books will be reading it again soon.
Just got to wait now for Reagans Redemption. Coming 2015
Stone and Sophie are all the more believable for the fact that the relationship develops over a period of time. There is no immediate jumping into bed where the sex takes over the story. However when they do finally get it together it sizzles.
Looking forward to the next one.
The story built slowly enough to enjoy getting to know the characters but always keeps you wanting to read on and know what's happening next.
Good twists and turns and lots of romance.