Stay Close

Stay Close

by Alexa Riley
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Stay Close 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SouthernAngel More than 1 year ago
Sweet, sexy, fast paced insta-love at first sight, completely smitten hero, accelerated courtship, and HEA, the trademark of all AR books. I can't wait to see who takes down Pandora. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Super short, fast paced story that kicks off a new series from this author. I really enjoyed the story and it was fun to see Ryan and Paige from His Alone again (Penny is their daughter). As is common with this author there is insta-love when Penny's new bodyguard Ivan meets her. He will do anything to protect her and when she's ready he plans on making her his. Penny is just as smitten with Ivan but she's starting her life. Could she have possibly met the one at such a young age?? I really did enjoy the story. The only thing that bothered me was the age of Penny. I wish she had been graduating college rather than high school!! Overall though a very enjoyable read and one I would recommend.
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Kindle_Loving_Mom More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It hit so many of my favorite hot buttons. Insta-love and insta-lust, check. Sexy, dark, tortured hero that only the heroine can help, check. Revisiting old favorite characters, and seeing the "next generation" find love, check. Swoony pet names in foreign languages, check, check, check! AR books almost always make me delightfully happy, and this was one of my favorites. This is the first of a spin-off series from their full length book series, For Her. Penelope Justice is the heroine of our story, and she's one of the twin daughters of Captain and Paige from His Alone (which I also LOVED). Penelope is 18, and almost done with high school. She's sweet, and caring, and a great cook. She's constantly mother hen-ing her twin, and even her parents. They all count on her to be the heart of their family. She's also a bit of a troublemaker, constantly trying to give the slip to the security guards that her parents insist she have at all times. But, then comes the one she never wants to run from. Ivan has had a hard, dangerous life. Growing up in Russia, an orphan, he did whatever he could to get by and make money. That, unfortunately, led down some dark paths, including the underground Russian mafia. Once he had enough and wanted out, he found someone to help him. That someone happened to be an employee of an American company Osbourne Corp. In return for their help, he helped them with whatever they needed done overseas, where he was still living. His contact for those jobs was Paige Justice. When he decided to move on from that work, Paige called in a favor to have him come to the states, and work as Penelope's security guard. As soon as he sets eyes on Penelope, he knows he's done for. There was so much attraction and tension between Penelope and Ivan it was crackling off the page. Especially for such a short book, their connection was electric. I loved the way they were with each other from the start. I also loved how Pandora, Penny's twin, always knew just what she was thinking, and sometimes tried to talk her out of it. I loved how Ivan felt he wasn't good enough for her, but wasn't willing to let her go, regardless. I really enjoyed all their interactions. There was so much to love in such a short story. I love getting to see old favorites, and see how things are going in the future. Alexa Riley always has fabulous epilogues (another one of my favorite things!), and seeing into the future this way, with stories about former character's kids, is kind of an extension of that. I really loved everything about this, and I can't wait to read about Pandora, and also the twins' cousin Henry, the son of Mallory and Oz from Everything For Her! If you loved the For Her series, you will love this book too!