Bronwyn’s Stand

Bronwyn’s Stand
by E. Kelly
Published 2010 by Trafford
256 pages. E-book.
Rating: 4/5

Bronwyn Barrister has her life in order. She has loyal friends, a successful business, and a family who loves her beyond measure. She has everything she has ever had the courage to dream for. One man, however, has begun to threaten it all. She sent him to prison for eleven years, but now he’s free to exact his revenge upon her. With menacing phone calls and vile threats, he stalks her. He is a monster from her past, the past she tries to hide.

When Vincent Lane and his team are hired by Bronwyn’s uncle to keep her safe, he finds himself drawn in by her beauty, strength, and wicked intelligence. And when he allows himself to look beyond the surface, he discovers the woman behind the defenses; a woman who strips him bare and makes him want more than he has ever wanted in his life. As the stalking and danger escalates to arson, Vincent is torn between ecstasy and terror. He must find a way to stop this madman before it’s too late.

Something I really liked about this book was the fusion of romance and suspense. It didn’t feel like the book was one or the other, but both. There was a definite suspense factor in what Bronwyn’s father would do next or what he was planning. It was well balanced with the blooming romance between her and Vincent.

I think there are some strong attraction factors between Vincent and Bronwyn. It’s not just about their looks. Vincent is determined and protective, which are part of what makes him attractive. Bronwyn is strong-willed and passionate beneath her facade, which is what grabs Vincent’s attention. Though I love that these are the kind of things that cause them to fall in love, it still felt a little rushed. It wasn’t necessarily the sex and falling in love that felt rushed. It was toward the end. Things got very serious, very fast and I’m just not sure it was realistic. One reason for this may be that I was never totally sure about the amount of time passing. It could have been a couple of weeks or a couple of months. If it was a couple of months, then I would say it’s more believable. However, the time span that came across felt more like a couple of weeks.

With that said, I have to admit that it was Vincent and Bronwyn that kept the story going for me. I was much more entertained by their dialogue and romance than by the other elements of the book. It’s funny because I read another review that felt the opposite. I guess there are just different strokes for different folks. Putting aside the few moments that felt rushed or even forced, I really enjoyed the book.

Prude Filter: This book contains profanity and sexual content. I suggest 18 and up.

Source: Book Lovin’ Bitches Ebook Tours
Author’s website: http://writerekelly.blogspot.com/
Purchase this book: Book Depository

Disclosure of material connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin’ Bitches Ebook Tours, and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin’ Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review, nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book’s publisher and publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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