Wounded FBI agent Gray Harper will honor his dead partner by returning to workas soon as the Bureau shrink clears him for duty. In the meantime, a long vacation in his best friend's hometown sounds like the perfect distraction. But Nate Mathis has another plan. His twin sister, Maggie, has a stalker, and Gray's the only one Nate trusts to catch the bastard.
Admitting she's scared would bring the cavalry, and Maggie Mathis has always taken care of herself. She certainly doesn't need a bodyguard. As far as she knows, Gray's in town to work as the Mathis family's new business manager. That she's always found her brother's friend handsome is something she'll keep to herself.
Gray's real job would be a lot easier if he didn't have to keep his intentions from Maggie. It would also be easier if he didn't want to sleep with her. He certainly shouldn't have kissed her good-night. There never should have been a second date.
All too soon, the line between responsibility and pleasure blurs. Gray hates to think of Maggie in danger. He hates that he thinks about Maggie too much, and of the day he won't be there to protect her. Secrets aren't easy to keep from those you love, but Gray needs to guard several with his life before he risks losing Maggie forever.
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Maggie was Nate's twin sister. Gray was Nate's best friend and to be Nate's best man. Gray is an FBI agent. Maggie is being stalked so Nate asked for Gray's help. I love the plot of this story. It had everything: A past lover, a simple love, nightmares, injure, and danger. I loved everything that Gray went through to be truly happy. I loved all the ins and outs that made Maggie who she was so she could trust again. This was an excellent story with an excellent plo9t and characters. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
"I am the world's worst bodyguard." - Gray Harper Soft Target is an extremely well written romantic suspense debut with characters that are unique in the genre. Gray Harper is a forensic accountant with the FBI, so if intelligence combined with a rocking hard body trips your trigger, Gray will be your new book boyfriend. He's not the club-her-over-the-head-and-throw-her-over-the-shoulder type alpha. He's too smart for that. His methods are far more subtle but equally effective. Think Bradley Cooper with a Big Bang Theory brain. Maggie Matthews isn't a small town shrinking violet. Along with her brother Nate, she's CEO of a quarry and is the owner/manager of the best bar in town. She's strong and used to standing on her own two feet. Unfortunately, being an heiress and always having to do the right thing in public has encased those feet in the cement of propriety. Its a friends to lovers trope combined with marriage of convenience. The suspense element steadily escalates throughout the entire timeline and is appropriate for the setting and characters. Mia Kay writes small towns with the understanding of someone who's probably actually lived it and brings it to 3D life in a way few others manage. Her debut offering is a promising start to what surely will be a solid career.