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By Her Side Kindle Edition
She would trust him with her life. But can either of them trust their hearts?
Rory Sutton Whitfield isn't a princess, even though her wealthy family insists on treating her like one. Fresh from her travels and finally achieving the independence she craves, the last thing she wants is to become swept up in family problems. But her half–brother has disappeared and her grandfather insists on hiring a bodyguard for her. Rory won't be controlled by anyone, especially not a taciturn detective like Vince Maroney, a man of few words who nonetheless arouses disturbing emotions.
Vince Maroney has learned his lesson about playing the hero; he stepped up once and it cost him everything. But when he saves the granddaughter of one of Sydney's wealthiest men, he finds himself embroiled in events beyond his control. Rory is beautiful, smart, independent. But her family is all secrets and lies, money papered over injustices. Rory makes him feel things he thought long dead, but the pains of the past create distance, and she comes from a completely different world. How can one of Sydney's pampered princesses ever find common ground with her reluctant bodyguard?
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- ASIN : B017SGBIYU
- Publisher : Escape Publishing (1 December 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 568 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 362 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 229,532 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I also loved the fact there’s no game-playing.
Both Rory and Vince feel an attraction to the other and have some misgivings, but the will they / won’t they? doesn’t take over the book. And when the issue is finally broached I love that it’s done in quite a sweet manner. This may border on a #spoiler, but one of them basically presents their feelings to the other which I found to be both honest and brave (and obviously realistic cos I’m commenting on the character’s behaviour as if they were a real person!).
The novel’s short at only about 150 pages which allows it to keep a good pace. The plot itself is interesting and I found myself engaged in what was unfolding.
I’d been warned about the romance / sex scenes before I read this book so I was a tad nervous but quite frankly it’s not gruesome and is handled really well.
This is an enjoyable and easy read, offering up a solid plot and delightful characters.
Read the full review on my blog: http://www.debbish.com/books-literature/by-her-side-by-lizzy-chandler/
I loved this bodyguard to lover romance read. Vince was a tortured soul but whom better to soothe him than the lovely Rory, who was suffering from her own broken heart.
The story is told from changing POV which encourages the reader to empathise with each character’s angst.
By Her Side starts as a slow paced emotion packed read but as the tension builds and the mystery of Jamie’s disappearance escalates so does the pace. With breath holding suspense and a twist I didn’t see coming this is a must read for all lovers of the romantic suspense genre.
With my thanks to the publisher via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.
Top reviews from other countries
A wonderful read.