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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Unguarded by Lou Kelly (339-08-28-2016)

1) There was nothing about this book that wasn't pretty much perfect. Perfect grammar and editing. The story arc was crafted to happen naturally instead of forced. Each character was easily distinguishable and had a unique voice. And the ending was very satisfying.

2) Nice Romance. Hot, steamy couple. Great performance. Heath, a rock star, sees himself in a gay sex scandal. His previous manager, Miles, had taken control in everything about Heath's career, including his life and sex life, and unbeknown to Heath, he'd taken videos while having sex. The video was leaked then threats of more videos started coming in when Miles saw himself fired. I loved Chloe (Derick's sister and Heath's newer manager), and Derick's friend/business partner Bart made me laugh with his antics. They own B&B Security and Chloe asks Derick to be a bodyguard to Heath after the scandal came out and threats and a home invasion. Well written, funny at times. Overall, I really enjoyed this one.

Unguarded by Lou Kelly
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1535216867
ISBN-13: 978-1535216869
Amazon: Unguarded
Amazon Kinlde: Unguarded

If Bodyguard, Derick Britt, can make it through Afghanistan, he should be able to handle guarding rock star Heath MacFayden. But when obstinate and out of control Heath makes headlines for being outed in a gay sex scandal, the situation spirals. Fans clash with protesters; a stalker threatens Heath’s life; and the media drags Derick into Heath’s sex scandal. Through the chaos, Derick finds his professionalism compromised as he discovers the vulnerable man Heath is underneath his rock star persona. Derick can handle being front page news, but can he handle his growing feelings for Heath? Rock stars aren’t supposed to wake up every morning wanting to crawl under a rock, but Heath MacFayden’s world is unraveling. After having his private sex life exposed for the entire world to see, his upcoming U.S. tour is in jeopardy, and he can’t leave his house without being mobbed by reporters. After breaking free from a damaging relationship, Heath finds himself with no one he can trust. Derick Britt is exactly Heath’s type – but the last thing Heath needs is another alpha male telling him what to do, not matter how tempting it may be to lean on someone strong. Heath is determined to guard his heart, but with Derick around that might not be possible. Unguarded is a full-length, stand-alone novel with NO cliff hanger, but lots of steamy sex, salacious scandals, and sizzling suspense.

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