Sunday, August 10

Review: In Kelly's Corner by Roxie Rivera

Title: In Kelly's Corner
By: Roxie Rivera
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After a stalker breaks into her home, internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn’t easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.

When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he’s working security, all those feelings he’s desperately tried to deny for his best friend’s sister come flooding to the surface. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can’t have.

Soon, Bee’s stalker isn’t his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston’s toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there’s only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament.

But winning the tournament and saving his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.

I’m not going to lie when I say that Kelly and Bee are that perfect couple. Bee, the younger sister of Kelly’s best friend Jeb, whom he swore to protect when he died oversea.  Of course, Kelly has spent years of hiding his feelings for Bee until the moment she comes to him with a stalker on her hands. 

You would think that all Kelly has to do is protect Bee, find the stalker, and end the danger but there is more to this book than that.  Both Bee and Kelly have other obstacles to over come while hunting down a stalker.  These obstacles start to put a strain on this budding relationship and everything comes crashing down around them. 

*Spoilers…so stop reading now*
As soon as the stalker entered the book, I knew who it was so it wasn’t a surprise for me in the end.  However, what was surprising was that Kelly, close to the ending, thought that Bee was making this whole stalker issue up.  It kind of jarred me because Kelly had known Bee for a long while, he was a friend of her brother, and I think that you would know a person well enough to know if they are faking a stalking situation or are actually being stalked. 

Other than that, I found this a great read and am looking forward to Jack’s story.

In parting, I will leave you with this quote to get you ready for Kelly and Bee.

“My poor legs shook so badly that it was only Kelly’s supporting arm keeping me upright.  Clutching his shoulders, I exhaled a shuddery breath. “Kelly.”

He made a happy noise. “Yeah, That’s about how I imagined it.”

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