Sweet Seduction Shield (Sweet Seduction, Book 5) [NOOK Book]

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"Marie, I want to be a part of your lives. Not just a satellite. Not just a fading star. I want to be your sun. And I want you to be mine."

Five years is a long time to hide from your greatest fear and biggest regret. Ask Marie Cox, she should know. She's developed an icy shield of confidence to ensure no ones sees her hidden angst. But her dangerous and dirty past comes back to haunt her, when everything is torn asunder with the determined and sexy Detective Sergeant Ryan Pierce walking through her door. And he ...

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Sweet Seduction Shield (Sweet Seduction, Book 5)

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Overview

"Marie, I want to be a part of your lives. Not just a satellite. Not just a fading star. I want to be your sun. And I want you to be mine."

Five years is a long time to hide from your greatest fear and biggest regret. Ask Marie Cox, she should know. She's developed an icy shield of confidence to ensure no ones sees her hidden angst. But her dangerous and dirty past comes back to haunt her, when everything is torn asunder with the determined and sexy Detective Sergeant Ryan Pierce walking through her door. And he won't let her get away with anything.

Battling her returning dread, and fighting her instant attraction to a cop with his own demons but a pure heart, Marie faces the biggest challenge of her life. And this time, there's more at stake than just her survival. A precious five year old secret both Marie and Ryan would give their lives to protect in the end.

Tattooed henchmen on her trail, high speed car chases through inner city streets, gunshots, kidnappings, fierce male bodyguards and even more assertive female friends, Marie has something the bad guys want. But will it be her downfall in the end? Or can her knight in shining armour protect her? And will she let him?

Love at first sight has never been so dangerous and so very delicious at the same time.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045481502
  • Publisher: Nicola Claire
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Series: Sweet Seduction , #5
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 76,815
  • File size: 394 KB

Meet the Author

Nicola Claire lives in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand with her husband and two young boys. She's tried her hand at being a paramedic, bank teller and medical sales representative, (not all necessarily in that order), but her love of writing keeps calling her back. A staunch supporter of the eBook phenomenon and Indie Authors worldwide, you can find her books at all good eBook stores online.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Consequences explored

    Shield, the next in Nicola Claire's Sweet Seduction series, picks up two months after Abi and Ben's story, with Ryan Pierce, the childhood friend of Nick and Dominic who has become a CIB detective (and is a secondary character in other stories in this series), and focuses on Ryan's involvement with Marie, a key witness in police efforts to bring down Roan, the mobster drug lord. The story opens with Ryan confronting, comforting and challenging Marie about events surrounding the death of her husband six years ago, then moves quickly to action, with dramatic chase scenes and car crashes, as links between Marie and events described in Abi's story are gradually revealed. While this story could stand on its own, it will flow better if you have read Shadow, Ben and Abi's story, first. Ryan and Marie's discovery of the romantic relationship is slow to develop, but these are multidimensional characters, each with enough flaws and backstory to let the romantic evolution build naturally. There is still hot sex, but the romantic strengths in this story are the declarations by Ryan and Marie about what each has discovered in themselves because of their relationship, the realities of trying to be romantic when a five-year-old child is part of the relationship, and Marie's explanations about her fears of marriage, which allows a modern but real twist on the classic romantic "happily ever after" solution to the conflict. Some of those passages could be read over and over again. The story arc builds to a somewhat predictable but dramatic conclusion, details of which can't be revealed here without spoiling the plot, but this is still a satisfying addition to the series, a good follow-up to Sacrifice and Shadow, with pithy commentary about law versus justice when bad things happen to good people or become ensnared in the shady underworld that permeates modern society, and the "shields" we develop to protect ourselves which hinder the ability to admit love into our lives. A solid romantic-mystery read.

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