Brody (The Bang Shift Series)
by Mandy Harbin
Genre: Military, Romantic Suspense
Brody “Brutus” Jackson isn’t your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they’re all just shady enough to do what’s necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody’s concerned, it’s the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.
Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it’s time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she’s ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body hungers for. After all, the last man she showed interest in put a gun to her head.
Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it’s not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that’s a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but he will protect her at all costs … even if what she needs protection from is him.
This was a action packed read from start to finish and I LOVED it. From the first page we see that Alexandria Collins (Xan) is trying to leave her husband and end up being compromised with not enough time to get out when her husband arrives and tries to kill her. She ends up going into Witness Protection, where they move her to a small town which she is on her way to when her car breaks down. She meets the scrumptious Brody Jackson (Brutus) when she goes to the mechanic shop to get her car towed. Brody doesn't remember the earlier years of his life but knows that there is something about this woman that he knows so he tries to keep his distance. Unfortunately that's not happening because along with being a mechanic he and the guys are also mercenaries unofficially and get tasked with watching out for her.
Their's so many twist and turns in this book that leaves you breathless and wondering what's going to happen next. The intense chemistry that these two share is EXPLOSIVE and ALL-CONSUMING from just a look. The plot was SUPERB and the characters were EXCEPTIONAL. This was an all round great romance. Mandy didn't miss a beat and gave readers exactly what they should expect when reading...a solid, scorching romance, with a suspense factor that will keep you on your toes. I'm definitely intrigued with this series, and I'm excited to see what direction the next book take with Hunter's story.
About the Author
Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she’s not penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.
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