Safkhet Publishing ~ Summer Reads

Monday, 18 March 2013

Pre-launch Review ~ SECURITY by Mandy Baggot

SecuritySecurity by Mandy Baggot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Take the best of 24, Taken, and The Bodyguard and you have Security. Roll Jack Bauer, Liam Neeson and Kevin Costner into one, and you have focussed, hard-edged, ex-special forces agent, Nathan Regan. I was just blown away by Security. When my Kindle threw a wobbly, I took my iPhone to bed, that’s how much I couldn’t put it down. The characters are real, multifaceted, damaged people you absolutely root for. Even in Autumn Raine - international singing sensation at the height of her career, spoilt, pandered to and ‘adored’, we soon glimpse a vulnerability which has us on her side.

A kidnap threat has Autumn whisked away from her life of haute cuisine, of which she consumes little, and luxury living at the grandest hotels to pizza in a place she wouldn’t be seen dead in – in the company of someone she would be seen dead with. Nathan Regan charged with Autumn’s security is, on the surface, rough, rude, ruthless and angry. He’s a professional, he has a job to do and he’s going to do it to the best of his ability. He’s no time for spoilt, little rich girls throwing tantrums. Though he’s haunted by ghosts from his past, Nathan’s training has helped him develop a tough emotional armour. Even when he glimpses the fragile, caring woman underneath the superstar persona, he’s not going to let it distract him. Is he? I can’t say anymore for fear of spoilers. However, I simply have to add that the supporting characters are every bit as enticing. Tawanda is just the perfect foil between the hero and heroine. Oh, and the love scenes... Wow! Enough said. You simply have to read it. Mandy Baggot is on a winner here. Security is fabulously written. You think you know what to expect, you get a whole lot more. This is a book that is hugely satisfying and highly recommended!

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Mandy said...

WOW! Sheryl, what can I say? You've made my day/week/month/year with that review! So glad you loved Security and thank you for those lovely comments!

Mandy x

Linn B Halton said...

Brilliant review Sheryl - I can't wait to download and buy the latest Mandy Baggot novel! Mandy you must be over the moon - can't get any better than than that. Lxx

Nicky Wells said...

Wow! I'm imagining a Jack Reacher type protector man with a Whitney Houston like diva ~ can't WAIT to read this. Fabulous review, Sheryl, and huge congrats to Mandy ~ hope you sell zillions. Roll on launch day!

Sharon Goodwin said...

Fabulous review Sheryl. I know Mandy was a little anxious as she is doing something different ... obviously she's done the right thing :)

Can't wait to tour with Security!

Good luck to the both of you on your writing journeys x