Thursday, January 9, 2014

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly

The Secrets of Seducing a Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly.

This is book one of the Renegade Royals series. You can read about the preview novella, Lost in a Royal Kiss, HERE.

Lady Vivien Shaw has been kidnapped and it is the job of Aden St. George to rescue her. Unfortunately, his job doesn't end there. Since they don't know who is behind the kidnapping, Aden must go into society to protect Vivien until they find the culprit. But Aden hasn't been mingling with the ton in over 10 years, ever since he started working as a spy for the British government.

Vivien is grateful for the help that Aden provides, but as he spends more and more time with her he comes closer to discovering her secrets (who might be behind the kidnapping and why). Those secrets could jeopardize members of her family.

Aden hates going to ton parties and mingling with a group of people that made his mother's life miserable after her affair with the Prince Regent and his subsequent birth. But he has a job to do, one that is getting harder and harder to do when he knows that Vivien is keeping things from him.

Eventually, Vivien's secrets come out and Aden takes them into hiding to protect her, while others are finding evidence to convict the kidnapper. While in hiding Vivien and Aden become much closer. But Aden is convienced that he doesn't deserve the love of someone like Vivien. Can she convience him otherwise? Will the kidnapper be brought to justice?

I really enjoyed this book.  I loved the banter between Vivien and Aden.  Their attraction started from their first meeting and just sizzled throughout the whole book. I loved seeing what type of man Dominic had become as well as a quick peak at Linnet and Anthony (from Lost in a Royal Kiss)

The only thing that felt was lacking was more information about the relationship between Aden and his mother. The story talks about how they had such a close relationship when he was little and how all that changed. I would have loved to have read a scene in which they have a heart to heart and his mother explains why she suddenly stopped being the loving and caring mother he had started growing up with.

We are introduced to Griffin Steele (cousin to Aden), whom is the hero of the next book in the series titled Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom.  I've already fallen in love with him and can't wait to read his story which is expected to come out on April 1, 2014 (happy birthday to me!!)

You can get this book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Thanks go out to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.

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