4 Stars

AlarmAlarm by Shay Savage
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★4 Stars★★★★

Book Blurb
Chloe’s life is safe and comfortable. Meeting a tall, dark stranger covered in tattoos is not in her plans. Bad boys just aren’t her type, even if they gorgeous and built like a brick wall. The alarms in her head warn that Aiden Hunter is definitely on the list of men her mother told her to avoid, but she doesn’t listen.

Still, she finds herself drawn to Aiden and the excitement she is missing in her own life. He fills her days with thrills and danger, and her nights with passion she’s never experienced before. Even though she knows he’s hiding something from her, Chloe pushes away her concerns and dives into this new way of living.

Near the beach in Miami, Aiden teaches her to live life to the fullest as Chloe battles the internal warning bells that tell her to be wary. By the time she realizes her fears may be justified, it’s too late.

Aiden’s past is catching up to him, but is he the hunter or the hunted?

My Review
Chloe has lived a safe and predictable life, she works as a project manager, has a few close friends and doesn’t really venture out of her comfort zone. When her beloved dad passed away a couple of years prior, her mum moved away and so Chloe lives a quiet existence. Spontaneity is not on her agenda and she always listens to her internal alarm – that is until she meets Aiden Hunter.

Aiden is bearded, muscled and tattooed and she immediately judges him by the way he looks. Unfortunately for her, she is drunk when they first meet and ends up ignoring the alarm in her head telling her to step away from the hot guy.

Aiden is drawn to Chloe’s innocence and sweet nature and invites her to experience a little bit of what life has to offer. He teaches her that life isn’t worth living unless you experience it to the full and take some risks now and again.

I wasn’t expecting this book to be so sweet, Aiden was an easy to love character with a traumatic past that was keeping him from sharing his deepest secrets with Chloe, and Chloe was naively ignoring the red flags that were warning her to just be brave enough to ask him what he was hiding from her. I wanted to shake her at times – I mean she seriously thought he might be a drug dealer but was too worried to ask him outright! Fair enough, she was getting some great dirty sex, but I was starting to worry about her sanity at one point.

The only thing I didn’t like was the whole unprotected sex drama – if you are like me, and hate this old chestnut then be warned, it is here loud and clear. I didn’t see it as taking risk-taking, I saw it as them being big fat idiots! But, nevertheless I made myself overlook it because I was really enjoying the read.

Lots of typical Shay Savage dirty talking in this book, and she didn’t disappoint. I thought that for an author who is well known for her male POV, she did a brilliant job of creating a female voice.

***ARC provided by author in return for an honest review***

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