Title: Keeping Him Safe
Author: Elizabeth Coldwell
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: 4/25/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Erotica
Page Count: 15
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Jon is the man of his dreams, but can he prevent those dreams becoming a nightmare?
Every night, Xander Craig has the same dream. He’s in the shower with a gorgeous stranger, who is shot by a mystery assassin and dies in Xander’s arms. Xander believes this dream is tied to his guilt over failing to prevent the death of his husband, Gary, but his latest assignment as a top-level bodyguard causes him to reassess that belief. He’s charged with looking after wealthy and successful entrepreneur, Jon Kovacs, who’s being stalked by an obsessive, dangerous ex-boyfriend. As soon as Xander sees Jon’s photo, he knows this is the man in his dream.
Xander escorts Jon to a remote safe house on the cliffs, as a police manhunt for Jon’s ex, Cody, takes place. He and Jon start to fall for each other. Xander knows he’s crossing a line, but he can’t help acting on that attraction. While he and Jon are sharing intimate moments, is Xander’s dream about to become violent reality?
•´¸.•*´¨)Upgraded to 3 stars for willing to protecting what’s his…¸.•*¨)
Jon had woken feelings Xander thought had died along with Gary ~ feelings that were so close to…
When his husband died, bodyguard Xander felt all the hurt and pain one man never needed nor deserved. The guilt over how Gary died would stay with him forever. So imagine his surprise when his dreams started filling with a particular man whom he had never met before. A man he could not save either no matter how real those dreams became.
Jon was a wealthy businessman being stalked by his ex. When the police failed to keep him safe, Jon hired the agency Xander works for to do the job. He never expected the handsome MARRIED straight man to be his protector, until it was proven his guard was not so straight.
Told from Xander’s POV, this short story takes us out of New York City and into Rhode Island. Xander now had to accept that his dream guy was in fact real and it was his job to protect him. And can we say fail on so many levels?
Ok. So, I know I go gaga over certain books that have people asking, how could you rate it like that? Trust me, this isn’t one of those books. Short, packed and so far fetched in ideas even I was left with a silent huh? I mean, come on, when has anyone ever met that one person they constantly dreamed about; to a T no less, and then when they finally meet the chemistry is so surreal. I won’t say I didn’t enjoy the revelations and the wonders that is this book, but I asked myself, where would this story have gone had it been longer?