A Bookworm Review by Ana
I give this book 5 stars!
Your hart knows where it wants to be…
Have a look at the blurb:
Haven Ward only had one job as a personal bodyguard – keep Mackenzie Stiles alive and unharmed.
After making a monumental mistake, his billionaire boss is livid and ready to send him packing. Haven begs Mr. Stiles for a second chance to prove himself; and surprisingly enough, he gives him one…with one small catch.
Befriending Mr. Stiles’ shy, recluse daughter seems like a piece of cake especially since Haven needs his job to provide for the people depending on him.
Mackenzie is a beautiful girl with an ugly darkness in her that Haven slowly begins to unravel. As he helps her slay her demons, she becomes an irresistible force he can’t resist.
Despite the consequences, Haven believes Mackenzie was always meant to be his to protect. He’ll do anything to be with her, even come clean to his boss about their relationship.
When Mackenzie finds out her father paid Haven to be her friend, the betrayal has her questioning every second with the man she thought loved her, sending her spiraling out of control.
In the end, Haven realizes too late that no matter how hard he tries, there’s nothing he can do to keep Mackenzie safe from herself.
But that doesn’t stop him from risking his life to save hers.
Haven can be read as a standalone, however it includes characters first mentioned in Alex (Cocky Cage Fighter, Book 9).
Warning: The characters in this fictional story struggle with serious emotional issues like depression and suicide which could be a trigger for individuals who have experienced similar situations.
It’s always an amazing feeling to have a new book from one of your favorite authors to read and it’s the cherry on top of that cake having a book from a series that you truly love. Right?
Of course, I’m right… I mean to me I’m always right… But shhh, don’t tell that to anyone because I don’t want to sound too cocky… Lol
Lane Hart is this spectacular author that I’m talking about. The first book I’ve ever read from her was the first book from this series and girls? Guess what? After 9 books from this series and a Christmas boom she now has a Spin-off novel… Can I be happier?
Her writing is so freaking amazing that it doesn’t matter which theme she chooses to write about… What matters the most is her ability to hook me up every single time…
Just like I said, Haven is her latest release and it’s a spin-off novel from the Cocky Cage fighter series… And what a series…
This new book explores the lifestyle of Haven and Mackenzie…
Haven is a personal bodyguard that scored the job of keeping Mackenzie alive and unharmed… But will he be protected?
Mackenzie has become a prisoner at her own home. She had endured so much that huffing is the best way to heal but can she?
When a mysterious man wants to befriend her, she can’t quite understand it but when she sees that her father is behind…
I’m so in love right now… So happy.
This hook was perfect and so intense that made me devour it in one night…
Superb plot, very well written, super engaging and intense.
It was a story that I was waiting for so long and didn’t disappoint. It was real, a perfect story that portrayed real situations we facebook daily basis… It was perfect.
Once I started to read it I simply couldn’t put it down. I wanted to hold them, to promise better days.
And Jesus… The hot stuff is insane…
Dayum Lane Hart… Dayum woman… I’m so in love with this series and I can’t wait for the next one…
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
A Few Teasers:
“Where’s my brother?” I tilt my face up to ask the titan of a man. He’s more than a foot taller than me and about three times as wide. Ward is the size of an oak tree, which makes me feel smaller than his shadow.
“Dunno,” he answers, combining two words into one.
“You’re his guard. Why aren’t you guarding him?” I ask in confusion.
“He’s no longer my responsibility. You are.”
“What? Alex is out there in the world all alone with no one watching his back?” I question him.
“What if…what if someone robs him or he has a wreck?”
“Mr. Stiles seems to think he’ll be fine on his own.”
“Wow, and aren’t you super concerned for him?” I mutter.
“I just do what they tell me,” Ward replies with a shrug, his hands slipping into the front pockets of his black pants. His dark suit must have been tailor made to fit his massive chest and tree-trunk thighs since there are no oak sizes in men’s clothing stores. At least not that I know of. All my shopping is done online.
“You don’t give a shit about what happens to him, do you?” I shout up at the giant.
“He’ll be back, either in a year or sooner,” he tells me calmly. “Until then, you’re stuck with me, munchkin.”
My jaw drops at the unfortunate nickname.
“I am a normal height at five-four. You are not!” I yell at him before I go back into my room and slam the door like a sullen teenager because I’m angry and sad and…lonely.
God, I’m so damn lonely.
The sinking black hole inside of me grows a little deeper and wider each day. Teasing Alex could usually beat it back some, but without him…I don’t know what the fuck I’ll do.
My fists clench by my sides and my fingernails dig into the flesh of my palms as I rest my back against the closed door. The pain feels good, like I’m taking control of my body and my life and finding some relief.
My relief is shattered when I’m suddenly shoved forward, nearly falling on my face before my hand reaches out to catch myself on the foot of my mattress.
“Hey! What the hell?” I exclaim when I turn around and see Ward ducking his head under my doorway and squeezing through the opening. “What are you doing in here?” I ask.
“Room inspection,” he says before he walks past me and starts opening the drawers on my dresser.
“You have no right!” I yell at him since it’s impossible to try and stop him when all he has to do is flick me away with his fingers like I’m nothing but a bothersome fly.
“Take it up with daddy,” the jerk says while he continues riffling through my bras and panties before moving on to my socks.
I don’t know which is more embarrassing, having him see all my underwear or the fact that I’m only allowed to have sports bras and granny panties with no strings.
After he’s finished with my dresser, he peels the sheets back from my bed, the place where I sleep and do other very personal, private things.
When he starts to lift my mattress, I panic.
“No!” I tell him as I hop on top of it, bouncing a few times when my butt hits it so hard. “There’s nothing to see under here,” I say with my palms pressed down by my sides like I’m capable of holding the thing in place.
“Up,” the annoying ogre instructs. Although, ogre probably isn’t the right word since Ward is enormous but not hideous. He’s actually the opposite, with jet-black hair and thin beard, long, almost girly dark lashes drawing attention to his denim blue eyes. I would climb him like the tree he is if given the chance, not that he would ever want a silly little inexperienced girl like me.
The point is, he’s hot and he’s already seen my unflattering bras and panties. I can’t let him see what’s hiding underneath my mattress.
“Up,” he says again, his thick eyebrows meeting and voice deepening so that the one word is an order while the first time it sounded like a request.
I shake my head in refusal, which does nothing to stop him. He lifts the right side of the mattress with me on it, sending me sliding right off onto the other side of the floor where I wish I could liquify and seep into the carpet.
“What the…oh!” Ward says from behind the raised mattress. And when I peek over, he’s holding my bright pink Lelo in his big mitt.
Kill me now.
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About the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Lane Hart has more than a dozen steamy stories currently available on Amazon. Sign up for her newsletter to receive updates on new releases and promotions: http://www.lanehartbooks.com
Lane lives in North Carolina with her husband, author D.B. West, their two daughters, a few lazy cats and a pair of rambunctious Pomeranians. She has a Masters in Criminal Justice and spent ten years working as a paralegal for a criminal defense attorney before walking away to become a full-time writer.
In October 2015, the paranormal romance anthology Wicked After Dark, including her standalone, Let Him Reign, hit #13 on the New York Times bestseller list. Since then she’s been climbing the Amazon charts with hot new releases. So whether you’re looking for MMA superstars, hot cops, arrogant football players, hilarious vampires, sweet millionaires, or romantic weddings, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.
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