In this story Antoinette (Toni) Grimaldi is on holiday in London. Her family is very wealthy. She does not like to be in the spotlight and feels awkward in high society standards. She feels like she is a disappointment to her parents. She wants to go on a getaway to London by herself and to her surprise her parents let her. She is doing all the tourist sight seeing. What she does not know is that her parents hired a man to watch her and keep her safe. Jason is a ex soldier and now does security work for Haven Security. He is just suppose to follow her at distant and not make contact with her. As the the days go on he wants more than anything to interact with her but that would break protacol. He sees that she was just pooped on by a goose and wants to help her. Him being the gentleman he is gives her his extra shirt. They hit it off and he wants to spend more time with her. The remaining days of her holiday they spend together. Toni gets a call that her parents need her to return home because of mining accident. Her father is being blamed for it and there has been threats against his family. Jason wants to protect her from any danger but that will mean he must come clean with his boss that he broke the rules. They both hope there romance will continue when they get back home.
I enjoyed reading this story. It was very well written and made you want to keep turning the page to see what happens next. I loved the humor, suspense and the interaction between Toni and Jason. They learn a lot about themselves in the process. I am excited to read the next book in this series.
I received an Arc from Jo&Isalovesbooks review team for an honest review.
Haven Security series:
Nathan Haven and the highly skilled, lethal ex-military men that make up the team at Haven Security are more than qualified to protect their clients from danger but these sexy alphas are completely defenseless when it comes to the women that invade their hearts.
An Opportunity Seized by Donna Gallagher
Book One in the Haven Security series
Two unforeseen moments in time— One brings them together, the other is a danger so real it could tear them apart.
Antoinette ‘Toni’ Grimaldi prefers to keep out of the spotlight, blend in with the crowd and experience life the same as the bulk of the population. Being a mining magnate’s daughter is a difficult persona for her to uphold. She just doesn’t fit in with high society standards, always managing to say something inappropriate or trip over her own feet at the worst possible moment, resulting in that look of disappointment and embarrassment her parents inevitably wear whenever she’s around.
Meeting a handsome stranger who comes to her rescue and asks her out on a date is so much more than Toni could have ever hoped for on her dream holiday—one she is surprised her parents have even permitted her to take alone. Her fairy-tale moment is short-lived, though, when Toni discovers the stranger has been hired by her family to follow her every move—under the guise of keeping her safe.
Jason finds he is drawn to Antoinette. She is nothing at all like the socialite he was expecting to shadow around London’s nightclubs. After an awkward first meeting, he convinces Toni that there is more to his interest in her than just as her bodyguard. To his surprise, his attraction for the soft-spoken, thoughtful woman grows, despite his usual reluctance to commit to any kind of relationship.
Then a disaster at one of the family-owned mines and a string of death threats force Toni to return home, and her need for a bodyguard becomes a life and death reality.
About the Author:
Sydney-born Donna Gallagher decided at an early age that life needed be tackled head on. Leaving home at fifteen, she supported herself through her teen years. In her twenties she married a professional sportsman, her love of sport—especially rugby league—probably overriding her good sense.
The seven—year marriage was an adventure. There were the emotional ups and downs of having a husband with a public profile in a sometimes glamorous but always high—pressure field. There were always interesting characters to meet and observe, and even the opportunity to live for a time in the UK.
Eventually Donna returned home a single woman, but she never lost her passion for watching sport, as well as the people in and around it.
Now happily re-married and with three sons, Donna loves coffee mornings with her female friends, sorting through problems from the personal to the international. But she's on even footing with the keenest man when it comes to watching and talking rugby league.
Donna considers herself something of a black sheep in a family of high achievers. Her brother has a doctorate in mathematics and her sister is a well—known Australian sports journalist.
An avid reader, especially of romance, Donna finally found she couldn't stop the characters residing in her imagination from spilling onto paper. Naturally, rugby league is the backdrop to her spicy tales of hunky heroes and spunky heroines overcoming adversity to eventually find true love.
A multiple ARRA awards finalist in 2013 & 2014 for her League of Love series, Donna is spreading her genre wings In 2015 with the launch of her new romantic suspense Haven Security Series and the re-release of her contemporary erotic novella A Fruitful Intimacy.