New Release and Review: The Mogul and the Muscle by Claire Kingsley

Title: The Mogul and the Muscle
Series: A Bluewater Billionaires Novel
Author: Claire Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: October 14, 2019

“I wanted this man’s arms around me, cocooning me in safety. I wanted to feel like I didn’t have to be brave for a few hours. I wanted to let him be my courage. My protection. My shield.”

 

Cameron Whitbury—billionaire aerospace mogul—can engineer her way out of any problem. Sure, she’s living with the threat of a potential sex scandal thanks to her lying ex. And that attempted mugging in her parking garage might not have been a random attack.

 

But she’s totally got this. Sacrifice her privacy to an overprotective bodyguard? No thanks. She doesn’t need a six-foot-five, motorcycle-riding, square-jawed, hazel-eyed man-beast shadowing her every move.

 

Jude Ellis—one-man security operation and professional problem solver—is ready to retire from the cloak and dagger stuff to live a normal life. He doesn’t need another client. Not even one with coppery-red hair and mile-long legs who looks hot AF in a sexy pair of heels.

 

To appease her worried friends, Cameron hires Jude as her bodyguard. And despite their feisty banter and their rampant—and totally inappropriate—sex fantasies, they’re both determined to keep it professional.

 

But as the danger to Cameron escalates, the heat simmering between them just might combust.

 

Author’s note: Big wall-of-man hero with a fierce (and growly) protective streak. Confident and snarky heroine. All the banter. Sex in a closet. And a daring rescue with a big, heart squishing HEA.

Review:

This is the second book in the Bluewater Billionaire series.  Each book is a complete standalone about a different couple with interconnected characters.  There are a few unique things about this series.  First is that each book is written by a different author.  Each takes one of the friends and gives us her story.  So far each book also has a cameo from a character in one of the author’s previous books.  The next unique thing is each book is about a billionaire woman…yes you heard me right.  The women in this series are the rich and successful ones.  They are the ones ruling the empires.  Don’t get me wrong, the men are successful also, but it’s nice to finally see books where the woman are the ones who are more successful, and the men are not intimidated by it.  There is also a little bit of a mystery which just adds to the story.

In this book Cameron is a CEO of an aerospace company.   After a little trouble her friends convince her that she needs personal security.  Jude is ex-Marine and ex-CIA who’s been doing a one-man personal security/fixer.  He’s looking to retire but is willing to do one last favor for a friend.  Despite Cameron’s objections, Jude is determined to protect her.  There is such great chemistry between these two.  Jude is very sexy and swoony.  I’d let him protect me anytime!  Cameron is smart and kick-ass.  Together they are electric.

In general really enjoyed this book.  The reason it didn’t get a higher rating from me is that it left me with a bunch of questions.  There were holes in the story that I wish would’ve been answered.  There were parts that felt rushed and incomplete.  Some of this may not bother other readers, so don’t let this deter you from reading it.  It is worth checking out.

 

Heat, Heart, & Happily Ever After
 
Claire Kingsley writes sexy contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She loves sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.
 
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three kids.

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