Deceiving Bella (Book Eleven In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series)

Deceiving Bella (Book Eleven In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series)

by Cate Beauman

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Isabella Colby has always yearned for normalcy. Now that she's settled in LA, she finally has it. Good friends, a pretty home, and her thriving career as the Palisades' top skincare specialist are a dream come true. Bella is content until she meets her hunky new neighbor, but her attraction to the blue-eyed cutie is the least of her worries when contacting her long-lost father threatens to destroy her happy life.

Reed McKinley is more than ready to forget the past. His seven-year stint as an NYPD detective nearly got him killed. His wounds have healed and he's starting over as Ethan Cooke Security's latest recruit. With sixty-hour workweeks and little time to himself, the last thing on his mind is a relationship. Then he bumps into the gorgeous woman next door.

Reed and Bella become fast friends. Before long, Reed discovers that Bella is keeping dangerous secrets. Bella may have the answers to decades-old questions he's been searching for. Reed will risk it all to uncover the truth, but he soon realizes that the deeper he digs, the direr the consequences.

*NOTE: While reading the series in order is recommended, it is not necessary. Each story is a stand alone title featuring new primary characters with limited overlapping secondary characters.*

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156900497
Publisher: Cate Beauman
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Series: Bodyguards of L.A. County , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 581
Sales rank: 237,386
File size: 680 KB

About the Author

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, Aspen Gold Award, Heart of Excellence Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2017 FINDING LYLA was chosen as the Booksellers Best Award Winner and also received the Holt Medallion Award. REAGAN'S REDEMPTION and ANSWERS FOR JULIE were selected as rare co-winners of the Aspen Gold Award in 2016. JUSTICE FOR ABBY received the 2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medal, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on her twelfth full length novel titled SECRETS HIDDEN IN THE GLASS.

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Deceiving Bella (Book Eleven In The Bodyguards Of L.A. County Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites in the series. Bella and Reed are well thought out characters. We get to watch them change and grow as they fall in love despite their difficult childhoods. Reed's choices weren't easy ones to make, and Bella's struggle to understand was believable. There wasn't as much action as some of the earlier books, but it worked with the story. I certainly wasn't disapointed. Thank you, Cate, for an excellent series. I hope we get Skylar's book next.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite Wow! Just, wow! That’s exactly what I thought when I finished reading Deceiving Bella: Book Eleven in the Bodyguards of L.A. County Series by author Cate Beauman. This book grabbed me from the very start and kept me reading obsessively all the way through to the very end. Follow the story of Isabella “Bella” Colby, a young woman who finally feels as if her life is what she wants it to be: normal. She has good friends, a nice home and a career she can be proud of. She meets her handsome neighbor, Reed McKinley, a retired police officer, just as her long lost father turns up and threatens everything she has worked so hard for. When Reed finds out about Bella’s dangerous past, his developing feelings for her make him prepared to do almost anything to save her. Will he succeed? You’ll need to read this excellent book to find out! I loved Deceiving Bella. Loved. It. How’s that for a review? Well, it’s absolutely how I felt about this wonderful read by Cate Beauman. The author has done an excellent job in creating characters that her reader will connect with, relate to, and truly come to care about. If that isn’t a hallmark of a great author, I’m not sure what is. The story is exciting and suspenseful, full of romance and just an all-round great read of fiction. I am pleased to be able to highly recommend Deceiving Bella: Book Eleven in the Bodyguards of L.A. County Series and look forward to reading more from the very talented author, Cate Beauman, as soon as I possibly can!
Maari More than 1 year ago
Your head will spin at times, with all of these turns! Although this is book eleven, in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series, it can be read as a stand-alone. This is the first book that I have read by this Author, so of course, the only book that I have read in this series. ;) Ms. Beauman keeps you guessing and ensures that there is nothing predictable about her tale. I recommend this suspenseful read to anyone who enjoys staying on your toes, on your way to a happy ending! I will be watching for more from this Author.
Theardentreader More than 1 year ago
Reed McKinley is looking forward to a new life. One with a little less danger than he is used to. He moves to a new city all the way across the country. He meets an adorable new neighbor, Lucy, a Great Dane who wandered into his open door as he was moving. Isabella Colby did not have a normal childhood. After her father left, things were never the same and rarely good. Now she finally has a good life. A great dog and she just met a new gorgeous new neighbor, thanks to her wayward puppy Lucy! Neither of these neighbors is looking for a relationship right now, but friends are always good to have. Reed is an ex-cop, who was under deep cover and now just wants to relax a bit. His old friend from home, just won't let their previous undercover work in the mafia go. I really wanted to give this book 5 stars. The mystery was great, an excellent story line and a great plot. Someone commented it was too long..umm, that is an oxymoron. No good book is too long in my opinion! LOL My beef with the book were the main characters. They were just too perfect. And the amount of coincidence is a bit suspect as well. But as the story progressed, I got over that. The rest of the story, the characters, the plot and the climax were all very well done. I just couldn't get over te perfect beautiful girl falls for the perfect gorgeous guy. I'm sure I am being too picky! I am certain, however, that you will love his story. I did. I would give it 4.45 stars. I have not read any of the other books in this series,now I'm going to have to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed most of the Bodyguard series. This particular book is very much "full length" but I felt the characters carried the story well. Very believable, very real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little romance, very long, no action until the last few pages of a 500 plus page read. Will not read other's in the series.