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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

☀ Falling for Sarah: Bodyguards Of L.A. County [2] - Cate Beauman

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This is the second book in the Bodyguards Of L.A. County series; there are currently ten books in this series - see below for full details.

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Synopsis

Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.

Teaser: Excerpt


     The ocean breeze rushed across his face as he opened the door and walked in the direction Sarah had taken. He spotted her high heels in the sand, but where was she?
     His heartbeat bumped up a notch as he scanned the dark, unable to find her. Then his shoulders relaxed when he caught sight of her pink dress billowing around her thighs in the distance while she held Kylee close, pointing to the stars. A loose strand of her silky blonde hair escaped from behind her ear, and she swiped it back as the moonlight kissed her face, accentuating her beauty.
     His breath backed up in his throat, and he ached for her, yearning to be a part of the picture she and Kylee made. Caught off-guard, he tried to ignore this unwanted and habitual reaction of late and moved toward them. As he got closer, he heard Sarah’s soft voice melded with Kylee’s and the rush of waves while they sang Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. When their song ended, Kylee clapped and Sarah smiled.
     “Okay, little miss, it’s time to say goodnight to the stars.”
     Kylee yawned. “I not tired, Mama.”
     “You’re not, huh? Well, it’s still time for a bath and a snuggle with Mr. Ruff. Auntie Morgan doesn’t want a sleepy flower girl in her wedding tomorrow.” Sarah turned and gasped, stumbling back. “My God, Ethan, you scared me half to death.”
     “Ethan!” Kylee wiggled to get down.
     “No, honey. I don’t want you getting dirty. It’s time for bed.”
     Kylee’s lip wobbled, and her eyes filled. “I want Ethan.”
     Unable to resist Kylee’s tears, Ethan took Kylee in his arms. She snuggled her head on his shoulder as he began to walk. “It’s a little late for you to be out on the beach by yourself, don’t you think?”
     “Kylee’s restless tonight,” Sarah said stiffly. “I was hoping the fresh air would help her settle. We were just heading in for a bath and bed.”

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The Series: Bodyguards Of L.A. County

While reading the series in order is recommended, it is not necessary. Each story is a stand alone title featuring new primary characters with limited overlapping secondary characters.

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Morgan's Hunter [1]

Morgan Taylor, D.C. socialite and wildlife biologist, leads a charmed life until everything changes with a phone call. Her research team has been found dead—slaughtered—in backcountry Montana.

As the case grows cold, Morgan is determined to unravel the mystery behind her friends’ gruesome deaths. Despite the dangers of a murderer still free, nothing will stand in her way, not even the bodyguard her father hires, L.A.’s top close protection agent, Hunter Phillips.

Sparks fly from the start when no-nonsense Hunter clashes with Morgan’s strong-willed independence. Their endless search for answers proves hopeless—until Hunter discovers the truth.

On the run and at the mercy of a madman, Morgan and Hunter must outsmart a killer to save their own lives.

[Published 9 October 2012, 370 pages]

Hailey's Truth [3]

Hailey Roberts has never had it easy. Despite the scars of a tragic childhood, she's made a life for herself. As a part-time student and loving nanny, she yearns for a family of her own and reluctant Austin Casey, Ethan Cooke Security's best close protection agent.

Hailey's past comes back to haunt her when her long lost brother tracks her down, bringing his dangerous secrets with him. At an emotional crossroads, Hailey accepts a humanitarian opportunity that throws her together with Austin, taking her hundreds of miles from her troubles, or so she thinks.

What starts out as a dream come true quickly becomes a nightmare as violence erupts on the island of Cozumel. Young women are disappearing, community members are dying--and the carnage links back to her brother.

As Austin struggles to keep Hailey's past from destroying her future, he's forced to make a decision that could turn her against him, or worse cost them both their lives.

[Published 13 October 2012, 434 pages]

Forever Alexa [4]

First grade teacher and single mother Alexa Harris is no stranger to struggle, but for once, things are looking up. The school year is over and the lazy days of summer are here. Mini-vacations and relaxing twilight barbeques are on the horizon until Alexa's free-spirited younger sister vanishes.

Ransom calls and death threats force Alexa and her young daughter to flee their quiet home in Maryland. With nowhere else to turn, Alexa seeks the help of Jackson Matthews, Ethan Cooke Security's Risk Assessment Specialist and the man who broke her heart.

With few leads to follow and Abby's case going cold, Alexa must confess a shocking secret if she and Jackson have any hope of saving her sister from a hell neither could have imagined.

[Published 15 May 2013, 445 pages]

Waiting For Wren [5]

Wren Cooke has everything she's ever wanted--a thriving career as one of LA's top interior designers and a home she loves. Business trips, mockups, and her demanding clientele keep her busy, almost too busy to notice Ethan Cooke Security's gorgeous Close Protection Agent, Tucker Campbell.

Jaded by love and relationships in general, Wren wants nothing to do with the hazel-eyed stunner and his heart-stopping grins, but Tucker is always in her way. When Wren suddenly finds herself bombarded by a mysterious man's unwanted affections, she's forced to turn to Tucker for help.

As Wren's case turns from disturbing to deadly, Tucker whisks her away to his mountain home in Utah. Haunted by memories and long-ago tragedies, Tucker soon realizes his past and Wren's present are colliding. With a killer on the loose and time running out, Tucker must discover a madman's motives before Wren becomes his next victim.

[Published 14 October 2013, 411 pages]

Justice For Abby [6]

Fashion designer Abigail Harris has been rescued, but her nightmare is far from over. Determined to put her harrowing ordeal behind her and move on, she struggles to pick up the pieces of her life while eluding the men who want her dead.

The Mid-Atlantic Sex Ring is in ruins after Abby’s interviews with the police. The organization is eager to exact their revenge before her testimony dismantles the multi-million dollar operation for good.

Abby’s safety rests in the hands of former US Marshal, Jerrod Quinn. Serious-minded and obsessed with protocol, Ethan Cooke Security’s newest agent finds himself dealing with more than he bargains for when he agrees to take on his beautiful, free-spirited client.

As the trial date nears, Abby’s case takes a dangerous turn. Abby and Jerrod soon discover themselves in a situation neither of them expect while Jerrod fights to stop the ring from silencing Abby once and for all.

[Published 10 April 2014, 438 pages]

Saving Sophie [7]

Jewelry designer Sophie Burke has fled Maine for the anonymity of the big city. She's starting over with a job she tolerates and a grungy motel room she calls home on the wrong side of town, but anything is better than the nightmare she left behind.

Stone McCabe is Ethan Cooke Security's brooding bad boy more interested in keeping to himself than anything else--until the gorgeous blond with haunted violet eyes catches his attention late one rainy night.

Stone reluctantly gives Sophie a hand only to quickly realize that the shy beauty with the soft voice and pretty smile has something to hide. Tangled up in her secrets, Stone offers Sophie a solution that has the potential to free her from her problems once and for all--or jeopardize both of their lives.

[Published 4 September 2014, 435 pages]

Reagan's Redemption [8]

Doctor Reagan Rosner loves her fast-paced life of practicing medicine in New York City's busiest trauma center. Kind and confident, she's taking her profession by storm--until a young girl's accidental death leaves her shaken to her core. With her life a mess and her future uncertain, Reagan accepts a position as Head Physician for The Appalachia Project, an outreach program working with some of America's poorest citizens.

Shane Harper, Ethan Cooke Security's newest team member, has been assigned a three-month stint deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, and he's not too happy about it. Guarding a pill safe in the middle of nowhere is boring as hell, but when he gets a look at his new roommate, the gorgeous Doctor Rosner, things start looking up.

Shane and Reagan encounter more than a few mishaps as they struggle to gain the trust of a reluctant community. They're just starting to make headway when a man's routine checkup exposes troubling secrets the town will do anything to keep hidden--even if that means murder.

[Published 21 January 2015, 482 pages]

Answers For Julie [9]

Julie Keller relishes the simple things: hot chocolate on winter nights, good friends she calls her family, and her laid-back career as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. Julie is content with her life until Chase Rider returns to Bakersfield.

Bodyguard Chase Rider isn’t thrilled to be back in the town where he spent his childhood summers. His beloved grandmother passed away, leaving him a house in need of major repairs. With a three-week timetable and a lot to do, he doesn’t have time for distractions. Then he bumps into Julie, the one woman he hoped never to see again. Chase tries to pretend Julie doesn’t exist, but ten years hasn’t diminished his attraction to the hazel-eyed stunner.

When a stranger grabs Julie’s arm at the grocery store—a woman who insists Julie’s life isn’t what it seems, Chase can’t help but get involved. Julie and Chase dig into a twenty-five-year-old mystery, unearthing more questions than answers. But the past is closer than they realize, and the consequences of the truth have the potential to be deadly.

[Published 17 June 2015, 510 pages]

Finding Lyla [10]

Principal Dancer Lyla Markovik-Avery is always on the go. Grueling practices and endless performances rule her busy days--and things are about to get more hectic. Russia is rolling out the red carpet for their beloved star, despite the string of violent terrorist attacks that have rocked the nation.

Bodyguard Collin Michaels' life is falling apart. His long-time relationship recently ended. He's trying to start over, but that's easier said than done. Luckily, Collin has a new assignment on the horizon: keeping a beautiful ballerina safe for the next three weeks.

Collin finds comfort in Lyla's easy friendship, but that all changes after a night out on the town. Simple feelings become complicated--something Collin can't afford, especially when tragedy strikes and Collin realizes Lyla's caught in the middle of a dangerous plot for revenge.

Collin and Lyla are forced to flee. They need to reach the border before it's too late, but the odds are stacked against them in a country that wants them dead. With time running out, Collin formulates a risky plan that might be their only chance of making it out alive.

[Published 11 January 2016, 430 pages]

About the Author

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books.  In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal.  SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack.  Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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6 comments:

  1. Great teaser, sounds like a great series! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Happy Wednesday and thanks so much for the opportunity to win

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  3. Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a great week!

    ~Cate

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