Ulterior Motives

Ulterior Motives

by Amy Hale
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Ulterior Motives 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars! Ulterior Motives is a romantic suspense that has you questioning who did it throughout the story. Ellie witnessed her mothers murder when she was a child. Her father never gave up looking for her mothers murder and ended up dieing in a plane crash just as he got close to the truth. A close family friend felt the timing of her fathers accident was too suspicious and hires a bodyguard for Ellie without her knowledge. This is where Pax comes in. He has to try and protect Ellie without telling her what he really does. Pax implements himself into Ellie's life and they both start falling for each other. Of course Ellie finds out and pushes Pax away opening herself up to danger. This story was predictable but not predictable. I had suspicions from the start who was behind everything and I was partially right but was still surprised with what I missed. The story is well written and the debut of author Amy Hale. ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
This is a very well done Romantic Suspense by a new author to me. Ellie Manchester has had more than her share of loss and grief. She witnessed her mother's murder when she was 7 years old and now her father has died while flying his plane. His best friend thinks that he was also murdered after finding threatening blackmail letters locked in his friend's desk. Now that she's become an heiress of sorts, she's also become a target. Tanner Paxton has been hired to protect Ellie against her wishes and her knowledge. And the attraction is immediate. But he has issues ... and he has a secret. Ellie recently went through a break-up and has no wish to start another relationship. After several 'accidents' it becomes clear that someone wants her dead. Her ex-boyfriend? the man she thinks of as a second father? the man who murdered her mother? It may be someone closer than they think. Well-written, it was still just a tad predictable. Because the characters are so likeable, I can forgive the predictability. It's a sweet story with heavy emphasis on suspense. The romance is delightful and the intimate moments are not overly graphic, leaving much more to the imagination. Many thanks to the author / Red Coat PR / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
CiannaElizabeth More than 1 year ago
Audiobook review: What a fantastic read & listen! Amy Hale is a New to Me author, but if this book is any indication of her talent, then I will be following her around. I listened to the audiobook version of this novel, and loved it! You get sucked in so quickly, that you may also miss your stop on the bus because you are caught up in the story! Not saying that happened to me, but yeah, this book is that good. Ellie & Pax in this book are too cute, but I really loved all the tensionbetween them, this wasn't going to be an easy love story to start, because Pax is only there to protect Ellie's life, because after witnessing her Mother's death, years later her father dies in a Plane Crash, and now Ellie seems to be the next target, and she isn't aware that Pax was hired to get close and protect her. Ellie can't be sure who to trust with everything going on, and that's what makes this a 5 star read to me. Not only do we get these two people and their attraction for each other, but we also have the mystery and murder plot hanging over Ellie's head until the very end. I was on the edge of my seat listening to this book, and I cannot wait to read/listen to more by this author. Her narrator did an amazing job with this story, and was a perfect fit. I think everyone should check out this book, no matter if your a fan of suspense novels, or romance novels or something in between! Great listen! *Author provided a copy of audiobook for honest review
ABrantley More than 1 year ago
Amy Hale is definitely an author to keep your eye on. With her debut novel, she proves that she has what it takes to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Ulterior Motives is a powerful suspense novel that you'll find impossible to put down. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this wonderful book in one day! Can't wait for more!! Kept you guessing the whole time and was tastefully written.