Thursday, August 15, 2013
Book review: Archer (Hard Body #1) by Debra Kayn
She's on the run . . .
Jane Beaumont currently has in her possession: a cat, a hundred grand in cash, and a pistol. She's on her way home to Bay City, Oregon-and away from the nightmare of her violent ex-boyfriend. She'll lay low at Beaumont Body Shop, a car detailer that runs a private investigation agency in the back. The only wrench in her plan is Kage Archer: sexy, strong, and intent on protecting Jane at all costs. She's wanted Kage forever, but putting him in harm's way is not a risk she's willing to take.
He's not going anywhere
Kage is no stranger to the dark side of life, but he's always walked on the right side of the law. Yet when Jane expressed her interest in him years ago, he pushed her away for her own good. Now, after learning of all she's endured, Kage can't leave her side-or hide his need for her. When a frightening situation turns dire, can Kage convince Jane that the safest place to be is in his arms?
This is book 1 in the new Hard Body series by Debra Kayn. I have read and loved her cow girl series but this time she takes a turn at contemporary/romantic suspense. Jane finds herself in a abusive relationship with a man who is not what he appears. When he comes close to killing her she grabs her cat, her now ex boyfriend gun and a wad of his cash and runs home to her brother and his friends. Kage comes from a violent and drug filled background. His mom and dad were casualties of this life and ever since he was a kid he's fought to not be like them To be honorable and upstanding doing the right thing always. Jane always had a thing for Kage but he never made a move because she was 4 years younger than him. She's all grown up now though and back home. Kage and Jane's brother and two of their other friends run a car detail shop. It's a front for their other business as private investigators. They have the skills to protect Jane when it's clear her ex isn't going to let her go easily. Kage always want to finally put his mark on Jane but first he's got to get the ex out of her life permanently and try to convince her he's in it for the long haul this time. Debra Kayn knocks it out the park with this story. I got into it right away. Love the guys and the ladies in this book. Kage Archer. The name just screams sexy! The character matches the name. He's a tall, dark and brooding alpha male. He takes charge right from page one but yet shows his tender side to Jane when she needs it. You also get the set up for the next two books possibly if your paying attention. Be sure to read Chapter one of "Weston" the next book in the series that comes at the end of the book. Looking forward to the rest of this series. 5 out of 5 stars for Archer by Debra Kayn.
Find out more about this series and Author Debra Kayn on her website here www.debrakayn.com