Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

by Tara Wyatt

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"A swoonworthy bodyguard series with primal passion, unexpected twists, and surprising laughs!"—Rebecca Zanetti, New York Times bestselling author

Blonde. Beautiful. Talented. Alexa Fairfax is practically Hollywood royalty. But growing up in a family of legendary movie stars also puts her in the spotlight for danger. And after she discovers a plot more deadly than any movie script, Alexa desperately needs a bodyguard. A man like Zack De Luca. A true friend with a good heart, a protective nature-and the hard, chiseled muscles to back it up.

Zack has always been wildly attracted to Alexa. But since he's training day and night to be an MMA fighter, he's afraid his gorgeous friend will only distract him from his goal. Indescribably sweet and irresistibly sexy, Alexa needs Zack to pretend to be her boyfriend after her life is threatened. Now this fighter-in-training will have to fight his own intense feelings - to keep their little charade from turning into a major disaster . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455590315
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Series: Bodyguard Series , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 579,009
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tara Wyatt has been making up love stories ever since she fell head over heels for the Backstreet Boys almost twenty years ago. Winner of the Unpublished Winter Rose Award, Linda Howard Award of Excellence and the Heart of the West Award, Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the cutest dog in the world and a husband that makes all of her heroes look like chumps.

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Chain Reaction 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## WOW. I absolutely adored this book. First, let me say that the overview does not do this book justice. It's better. Much better. Alexa and Zach have undeniable chemistry. Their attaction is palpable and I love that we didn't get the typical arrogant alpha pushing the heroine away over and over. That was so refreshing. We don't have to read about how he only has one night stands and sleeps with endless women. Man, that sh*t gets old. There IS an ex girlfriend in the story, however she's happily married and there's no drama there. Yay. Tara wrote Zach perfectly: dirty talking alpha with a heart of gold. Dang, every woman should be that lucky. And Alexa is awesome as well. Sweet and beautiful. Yes, thanks to her parents she's a tad insecure, but Zach helps her realize how amazing and deserving she really is. All in all, this is just a fabulous story with a sexy MMA fighting hero, a brave, beautiful heroine who needs protection from her evil family, romance, suspense, and plenty of hot sex scenes. I did not realize that this book is part of a series, so it stands alone just fine. But you can bet I'll be buying the previous book next. P.S. No cheating, no dead wife, no secret baby mamas, No manwhore. HEA with epilogue.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
Looking for a hero has never been so easy. Alexa has been friends with the best protection money could buy for years. Zack has been there for her through a lot. He can provide Alexa the security she needs both professionally and personally. Alexa and Zack both are in for a ride they never expected and it has nothing to do with the threat against her life, her safety, or her security. This one comes more in the form of an intense chemistry. My first read from Wyatt and I felt combustion coming off the pages. The plot rich and intense. The character had depth and richness. The chemistry between Zack and Alexa was there and hard to understand why it took so long for them to give in. Chain Reaction set events in motion that put you on a ride that was action filled, intense, raw, and suspenseful. This was most certainly and intense romantic suspense that you will remember.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Chain Reaction is an intense, vigorous, and ardent romantic suspense story with a mix of Hollywood drama, MMA fighting, mobsters ready to do anything to keep their secrets, and swoon-worthy romance that made me sigh. I loved how the intensity was built in the story from several different sources, keeping it constantly on the rise. The plot is well constructed, giving the romance a chance to grow and develop in the midst of the tension and terror from the mob. The danger and fear in the story come so close to home to the characters, it gave me the chills. The one place where you are supposed to be safe was violated, and Alexa Fairfax has lived in a constant state of alert most of her life. Alexa was a complex character, whose life behind the closed doors and away from the limelights wasn't what you would expect. She has a heart of gold, she is kind, generous, always putting others first. She loves to help and give her time and energy to a good cause. She has a certain unexpected innocence in her, yet she is undoubtedly smart and capable, brave enough to overcome things most can't imagine facing. I loved watching her grow and flourish through the story, like dried out flower garden finally getting some rain. Zack De Luca was a true alpha character, in charge, protective, ready to face the worst enemy if that kept his woman safe. I adored Zack and Alexa together. The chemistry they have is amazing, their connection is palpable, and they share something rare and beautiful in between them. There's passion that is so hot it could set you on fire, yet it is mixed with a tenderness that took my breath away. I enjoyed the story immensely, it is a great mix a vehement action and furious suspense that put you to the edge. With charming and lovable characters and delectable, adorable romance that set the heat factor high, it is surely an entertaining tale ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
The best one yet! I've really enjoyed all of the books in Tara Wyatt's The Bodyguard series, but there's just something about Zach De Luca that makes this one my favorite! His energy is protective and raw, and he brings out the best in Alexa. The Virtus Security team once again joined forces to help save the day and to forge an even closer friendship between the pack of them. I'm hoping we get Ian's story soon! :) Alexa Fairfax gives off the air of living a pampered life, but no one knows the dark culture she's grown up in as part of a Hollywood dynasty of actors, producers, etc. under her father's thumb. Even Alexa doesn't know how sinister it is until she inadvertently overhears a discussion that puts her in danger. Bodyguard Zack De Luca is training hard to get to that MMA fighting goal he's had for himself for awhile now. He doesn't let anything distract him from it normally, but when he sees Alexa and can tell something is scaring her, he drags it out of her. The group at Virtus Security decide Zack will pretend to be Alexa's boyfriend so no one knows she has a bodyguard trailing her. Only problem is, Zack has wanted her since the day he laid eyes on her. Will the close proximity bring the truth out into the open?
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
I love romantic suspense and though I haven't read the earlier books in this series, I had no problem keeping up. This was a fun read and mixing in suspense with romance really upped the ante. I'm not overly fond of books told from multiple POVs as I find this jars me out of my reading bubble but managed to adjust. I love the Fake Couple Trope, it's probably my favorite plot device that authors use in a romance novel. It was a lot of fun watching Zack and Alexa's romance develop for real. The chemistry between these two was explosive. Now to go back and read the earlier books in this series.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Zack DeLuca is stuck between a rock and a hard place, he wants to protect Alexa from the danger that is looming in her life, but being that close to her day in and out is a temptation he is certain he won't be able to fight for long. He has harbored a bone deep crush for a while now, but his history with relationships has always kept him from making a move, full well knowing it wouldn't end well for either of them. But with her life in danger, and her safety at risk, there is no way he can walk away now... Alexa Fairchild has been surrounded by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood all her life, and while some would think that it was a wonderful life to live, she couldn't disagree more. She has never really wanted to be a leading lady on the big screen, but from an early age it was made known that she didn't have a choice in the matter, she was expected to follow in her parents footsteps come hell or high water. She has always known that her father is a man who gets what he wants, no matter the cost, but after overhearing some details of one of his shady business deals she finds herself in a little danger of her own. Now with a price tag hanging over her head, and danger lurking around every corner, she is forced to put her personal safety in her friend Zack's hands... and oh my what fine hands they are! The moment I started this one it grabbed a hold of my attention and had me dying to know more, with every page I swiped the more I craved to see how it would all end... and oh my what a satisfying ending it was! The instant Zack and Alexa lives started to intertwine, the sparks started to fly, and it became pretty evident these two were meant for one another, no matter how hard Zack tried to fight it! Their story was packed with edge of your seat intensity, finger searing love scenes that nearly melted my tablet screen, and brimming with heartfelt romance... which made for on hell of a literary escape! Definitely one the best reads that I have settled down so far this year, it was the perfect blend of suspense and romance and I loved every minute of it!! Highly recommend this one, Zack will totally steal your heart, and leave you wishing for a bodyguard of your very own!! I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
LittleMissBookmark More than 1 year ago
I was lucky enough to get to beta-read this book. Which was really awesome because I had devoured the first two books in the series and it felt like this 3rd one wasn't going to come out for eons and I'm not known for my patience. And I really adored the first two in the Bodyguard series so to say that the bar was set extremely high for this 3rd one would be a massive understatement. One of the first things you'll notice when you pick up a couple of books by Wyatt is that she doesn't forget characters. It's nice to have an author that doesn't forget about previous characters and actually actively includes them in the the current book. It's cool to see how their stories continue to play out. Flawed characters are the absolute best in my mind. Our main character, Alexa, is the perfect example of this. She's so unsure of herself and you can see how her parents really did a number on her. Being able to watch the progression of personal growth is one of my favorite things to experience while reading. Sometimes they flounder and sometimes they succeed, you just never know what will happen but the ride you're taken on while the characters go through these changes isn't something that you'll soon forget. Wyatt did such an amazing job with Alexa. I adored her right from the beginning until the very last sentence. She was such a beautiful disaster. Now on to Zack. I had this love/hate relationship with Zack from the very first Bodyguard book. And I REALLY hated him at one point. But that definitely changed with this one. He's this protective and super attentive pretend boyfriend for Alexa. The love and absolute adoration he showed Alexa was almost heart-breaking. You just root for this handsome man - hoping that somehow, things can work out with Alexa because he kind of seems absolutely perfect for her. Ugh. I could just go on and on about Zack. Dude. I can't believe how quickly I changed my tune about him. I think the thing that really struck me with this book is how the suspense was kicked up quite a few notches from Wyatt's previous books. You can absolutely see and feel the growth that she's had as an author and oh my gosh, the villain in this book!! Perfect. I wouldn't have changed one thing about the villain. In case you didn't guess, I am a massive fan of the series and of Wyatt. She's one of those authors that you just go out and buy their book without reading the blurb or anything because you know you're in for an amazing ride. Make sure you read the series from the beginning because you'll find a new favorite. * I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
Chain Reaction was a fast paced and entertaining read. When I first picked up this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. This is the first book in this series and by this author that I’ve read, and I have to tell you, this book totally took me by surprise. I was intrigued from the moment I picked this story up. Chain Reaction is filled with danger, suspense and loads of sexy good times. I thought Zack and Alexa were a great match from the very beginning. I thought they worked well together as a team and I really enjoyed how their relationship just flowed without all of the unnecessary relationship drama. I really liked how fiercely protective Zack was of Alexa and appreciated the lengths he would go to to keep her safe. And of course, you know I loved the chemistry between the two of them. It was straight up explosive and kept me coming back for more. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It hit all the marks for me. This is my first book by this author and you can bet that it won’t be my last.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
Oh the twists and turns when Alexis finds out her father is behind the murder of some powerful people in Hollywood and she is may be an unwilling pawn in his plans. She turns to her friend, Zach who is training for the MMA. He is a natural protector and he will protect her with his life if needed but feelings come into play when they pretend to be involved and things just get a little too real. This is a sexy romance that intertwines friendship and trust and lots of heat. **Received and ARC copy for review from the publisher via NetGalley**