Brody (The Bang Shift Series)
by Mandy Harbin
Genre: Military, Romantic Suspense
Brody “Brutus” Jackson isn’t your average small-town mechanic. The shop where he spends his days doubles as the headquarters for the mercenary group he works with. They jokingly call themselves the Bang Shift because the government contracts they take are the less savory ones, and they’re all just shady enough to do what’s necessary to get the jobs done. As far as Brody’s concerned, it’s the perfect arrangement for a man with no memory of his past, and no hope for the future.
Under FBI protection, Alexandria Collins and her son have been in hiding for ten years. When it’s time to move again, her piece of crap car breaks down and the man giving her a tow is the biggest, hottest guy she’s ever seen. She is determined to ignore the need her long-neglected body hungers for. After all, the last man she showed interest in put a gun to her head.
Brody thinks the skittish Xan is sexy as hell, but it’s not her hot body that has him rocked to his core. He knows her from somewhere, and in his line of work, that’s a dangerous thing. Following orders have never been this hard, but he will protect her at all costs … even if what she needs protection from is him.
Let me tell you, this book starts off with a bang and it doesn't slow down...like ever. Alexandria's back story comes out pretty quickly and it's not a pretty one. But when are they ever? Brody's might be even worse. Although you don't really get his back story except in bits and pieces and that is actually a benefit to the reader. Because he's got memory loss and it almost feels as if you're right there in the dark with him. So I enjoyed the fact that as Brody discovers himself so too do you. And then the first scene really threw me off. When I started reading Brody, it had been a couple of weeks since I'd read the plot and I honestly didn't expect Alexandria could have survived what she did. So yes, I really enjoyed the plot of the book.
There were laughs, tears and anger. But the book didn't stop to let you catch your breath. Brody and Alexandria will set you on fire and the twists will just keep coming. You will not be sorry if you pick up this series!
The writing was great! It was easy to get involved in, easy to lose yourself in. And the characters were ones that were really well developed. Mandy Harbin has certainly created another reader for her series.
So, if you haven't already figured it out, I highly recommend that you read Brody! Like right now!
Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she’s not penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.
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