New Release Reviews, Excerpt & Giveaway:
Save Me By Beck Grey
Love in the Pacific Northwest, Book 1
Deputy US Marshal Jamie MacDougall assumes his latest assignment is just another security detail, but when he finds himself falling for the gorgeous key witness he’s sworn to protect, it takes everything he has to keep things professional.
When Ashley Pandy enters the WITSEC program, with a new identity and a new life far away from Seattle and Jamie, he tries to move on, but a year later, with no hope of seeing him again, he still can’t forget the man who stole his heart.
Ashley walked away from love for noble reasons. Jamie let him go because it was the honorable thing to do. When a foolish decision gives them a second chance to be all kinds of wrong, can they finally get it right?
“Do you cook?” The question jolts me out of my reverie, and while my mind catches up to the conversation I watch as he adds a pinch of this and a dash of that to the pan, never measuring anything. He must make this frequently, because that’s pretty impressive, at least to me. I snort indelicately, and that makes Jamie turn, finally giving me his full attention. My brain stutters to a halt, utterly wrecked, as I am hit with the power of a Jamie MacDougall grin. “I’ll take that as a no. Do you want to try?” I blame him for what happens next.
Without thinking I find myself right next to him, eagerly nodding. “I’m afraid I haven’t the first clue how to make anything that doesn’t involve the microwave, the contents of a can, or a telephone. You’ve been warned.” He laughs and I stare, dumbfounded. We’ve been together almost every day for months and I have never heard a full-blown laugh from him. Sure, he’s made a few amused sounds, and once even chuckled. I thought that was a miracle! Now I’m desperately trying to think of ways to make him laugh again, because it’s the best sound in the entire world.
“All right, why don’t I show you how to chop the garlic. That’s fairly straightforward.” I hesitantly set my tea on the counter. What am I doing? Jamie hands me the knife, hilt first, like I know what to do with it, and motions for me to step in front of the cutting board. “It’s not going to bite you, Ashley.”
I swallow hard and look him in the eyes. “You don’t know that. You’ve never seen me in the kitchen.” I take the knife from him and hold it in a vice-like grip while I stare at the clove of garlic, glaring it into submission.
~ * ~ Anna‘s Review ~ * ~
Loving and being loved is one of the best feelings in this world. But sometimes, we have to make tough decisions to protect the ones we love, like letting them go without telling them how much we actually love them.
Ashley has become the target of a drug cartel hit, paid for by the man whose company he helped takedown, his best friend’s father. He needs to stay alive so he can testify at the trial; once the trial is over, he can start a new life with a new identity.
Jamie is one of the marshals tasked with making sure Ashley lives to testify and then to be put in the witness protection program. Through his time with Ashley, he realizes that under his prickly exterior is a man he can fall in love with. Unfortunately, circumstances will not allow love to bloom and Jamie has to let Ashley go.
Jamie believes Ashley is gone for good, until one day a phone call changes everything.
Beck Gray has written a fantastic story that pulls you in and makes you not want to put the book down! I love these characters, they’re written very well and they definitely grab onto your feelings and take you on their journey. Highly recommend!
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
~ * ~ Annie‘s Review ~ * ~
Save Me is an easy-to-read romance with an excellent protector-protected trope driving the plot. The first of a series by a newly published author, I was pretty impressed and will read future releases.
Jamie and Ashley are equally likable and easy to root for throughout Save Me. I liked how the author established the chemistry and attraction between the men from the start, and I enjoyed how she brought the two back together. From a romantic and suspense standpoint, Save Me is pretty uncomplicated and straightforward with what I’d consider minimal angst. While there are pockets of high stress and uncertainty, the resolutions happen pretty quickly and smoothly, maybe even a little too easily, considering what the men are up against. Regardless, the action scenes move fluidly and are well-written, so it certainly didn’t disappoint there.
If you enjoy the protector dynamic but are looking for something that isn’t overly dramatic or intense, Save Me is a good choice. Well-written with likable characters and good chemistry, I suspect many readers will enjoy this book.
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***
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About the Author
Beck Grey is an LGBTQ romance author who lives in the Northeastern United States with their partner and two adorable dogs. Weekdays are passed spending their employer’s money. Evenings and weekends are devoted to writing stories involving hot characters, favorite tropes, and happily ever afters.
Any additional time is spent laughing with friends, drinking red wine, printing and painting minis, and playing D&D. There might even be video games. If there’s cake involved at any point it’s a win!
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