Title: Out of the Blue
Author: Kathryn Nolan
Genre: Second Chance Bodyguard Romance
Release Date: May 14, 2021
There was no way I could protect her and my heart at the same time.
Cope McDaniels is known for two things: His cocky charm and his sterling reputation for keeping high-profile clients safe. Until a security job goes bad, and he suddenly finds his career on thin ice. Cope’s newest assignment comes with serious consequences – he’ll keep his job as long as he makes no mistakes.
Cope isn’t worried…until his new client turns out to be a beautiful blast from his past.
Big wave surfer Serena Swift loves the adrenaline of her sport. And the elite athlete hates being told what to do. That goes double when the orders are coming from the sexy bodyguard-in-a-suit who broke her heart.
But she doesn’t have a choice when a mysterious threat materializes and Serena’s sponsor saddles her with the last man she’d want guarding her body. She’d rather focus on her next surf competition, not on some shadowy danger or the arrogant ex who dared to get even hotter since their breakup.
Cope can’t stop butting heads with his new client. Just like old times, Serena refuses to play it safe, even when it’s clear she’s in peril. Now the intimacy of spending every second of the day by her side is wearing away at his self-control. He can’t afford to lose focus, but everything about the woman is a constant distraction.
Including the fact that their divorce was never finalized…
Author’s Note: One-click this scorching-hot bodyguard romance if you’re a fan of second-chance angst, sizzling sexual tension, thrilling action and mysterious danger set on the warm, sunny beaches of San Diego.
There are so many things to love about this book! I’m a huge fan of this author and follow her on all of her social media. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that just felt so much like the author is in real life. If you don’t follow this author or have never read her, then you need to correct that travesty right now.
This is a second chance romance with some added drama. Now, this trope usually isn’t my favorite, but since I will read anything this author writes, I knew she would not disappoint me. The conflict that broke them apart and the resolution that brought them back together has such a realness to it, that it makes sense. Nothing seems forced, or trivial.
This story is sexy and steamy, as well as sweet and romantic. There is also a suspense element to it which was done perfectly. This author has such a way with words that you will feel emersed in the surfer community and want to go ride the waves with Serena. You will also want to step up and fight for all of the social injustices right along with her too. I was so emersed in this world, that I was holding my breath right along with these characters. I love what a strong-willed, fearless, and passionate character that Serena is. Now I can’t forget about Cope! I love how charming and protective he is. I also love that he lets his vulnerable side out too. He is so supportive of Serena and I’m here for it! Then putting the two of them together as a couple and it’s just perfect.
I can’t say enough good things about this book and this author. This is the perfect summer read!
“I was absolutely swept away by this book! I fell in love with Serena and Cope from the first page. Cope’s cockiness, Serena’s tender heart…everything about these two sucked me in and I couldn’t put this book down.” – What Emily Is Reading
Serena has definitely secured her spot in one of my top favorite heroines EVER and I’m not even mad about it. It’s going to be really hard to surpass her level of greatness. – Book Addict Confessional
I absolutely loved the characters and Ms. Nolan weaves a page turning story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. – Gina Marie, Goodreads
Kathryn Nolan is an adventurous hippie chick and loves to write steamy romance. Her books are filled with slow-burn sexual tension, memorable characters, tons of heart — and are often set in wild and beautiful locations.
Kathryn started her writing career in elementary school, writing about Star Wars and Harry Potter and inventing love stories in her many journals. She blames her obsession with slow-burn on her similar obsession for The X-Files.
Kathryn is a wanderer at heart, and loves to spend her free time hiking, camping, and traveling in her camper van (“Van Morrison”) with her cute, nerdy husband and Walter, their rescue pup. Kathryn is a Philly girl who just moved back home after spending more than 8 years living in Northern California — and six months traveling across the country in her camper van.