The Command Series by Karyn Lawrence has brand new covers!
Blurb:STEAMY ROMANCE AND EDGE OF YOUR SEAT SUSPENSE! A gunshot rings out and interrupts Laurel Hayward’s first steps on stage as a professional dancer, and witnessing an assassination is just the beginning of her horrific night. The ruthless killer is determined to either have her or to silence her, landing Laurel in the protective custody of Deputy U.S. Marshal Jason Dunn. His cocky, indifferent attitude gets under her skin, but worse yet, there’s undeniable attraction. Jason can claim he’s not interested in her all he wants, but once he’s got her tucked away in a safe house his actions say otherwise. She needs his help to stay alive and he needs her to catch the killer that has eluded him for years. Forced together and on the run, the attraction flares out of control and develops into more just as the obsessed killer comes for Laurel . . . and threatens to destroy everything. Contains mature content and 80,000 words that you won't be able to put down until
you've turned the last page.
Billionaire CEO Shawn Dunn has plenty of sex, power, and money. A woman turning down his advances? Unfathomable. Yet that’s what she does, again and again. Kara Hayward is supposed to be off limits. Her sister is hiding from the dangerous assassin she escaped from, and it’s best for everyone if Shawn keeps his distance. Certainly as far as Kara is concerned. Shawn’s only after one thing and then he’ll walk away, just like her ex-husband. But Shawn has larger desires and he’s used to getting what he wants. He doesn’t care if being together is dangerous. He doesn’t believe that threat to him, or his empire, is real. Right up to the night he has everything taken away. This is the second book in a stand-alone series; the story is complete with no cliffhanger ending.
The most dangerous thing on Captain Olivia Wallace’s plane is her Italian employer’s new bodyguard. Nathan is just like all the other predators in the deep bush of South Africa: he’s powerfully intense, strikingly gorgeous, and completely lethal. But Nathan isn’t who he pretends to be and she’s drawn to the decent man she sees inside, the one he claims doesn’t exist. Even as he risks everything he has to save her. His actions put them on a collision-course with uncontrolled passion, but also dangerous violence, and its impact threatens to destroy so much more than just their lives. This book contains mature content. It is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger ending.
4 Star review of The Command Series by Karyn Lawrence
Stay (The Command #1)
This was the first book I have read from Karyn Lawrence.
I particularly like the romantic suspense genre and I did enjoy this book. I was a tad confused at first, but once I got my mind around tings I became engrossed. There was certainly plenty of action, not to mention intrigue and romance.
When Laurel Hayward witnesses an assassination it lands her not only in a pile of trouble but in the protective custody of Deputy U.S. Marshal Jason Dunn.
Jason seemed a bit too big for his own boots at times, but his determination to protect Laurel from the killer was admirable. He grew on me as the book progressed, particularly since he doesn’t like to play by the rules.
Laurel is battling herself, terrified that the killer will succeed after he tries to kidnap her. She knows her only hope is the insufferable yet attractive Jason Dunn.
Keep (The Command #2)
With her sister in hiding Kara Hayward doesn’t have time for men; after all her ex-husband walked away and she cannot believe that Shawn Dunn would be any different.
Again, there is plenty of action and suspense, throw in romance and to me it is a winning combination.
Kara is a feisty woman, determined to survive, although having said that she is scared of the attraction she feels towards Shawn. The chemistry between Kara and Shawn that was building in Stay certainly continues in Keep.
Their relationship continues to grow with an intensity which surprised me at times. There are a few twists, turns and unexpected events along the way which certainly pulled me in. I wanted to continue reading, to see where the author was going to go next.
Karyn Lawrence certainly knew how to grow the anticipation throughout this series. Who knows what awaits in the third and final book; I am certainly looking forward to finding out how she wraps up this series.
Surrender (The Command #3)
This is Captain Olivia Wallace’s story. Nathan is a typical alpha male handsome, intense and dominant, extremely tough and arrogant. However all is not as it seems, there is more to Nathan than at first sight’ he is in fact a CIA operative working undercover.
Olivia is one tough cookie who in a fight I would sure like on my side. She needs to be, as not all the people she deals with as a personal pilot are on the up and up. She has been through some horrendous things and has survived.
She doesn’t like the attraction she has for Nathan and is determined to fight it, even though it is more than obvious that he wants her too. How complicated and dangerous this makes things needs to be read to be believed. Being attracted to Olivia is the last thing he needs while trying to stay undercover.
When Olivia and Nathan do give in to their lust, the sex scenes were smoking hot; perhaps because danger surrounds them at every turn.
This was my favourite book of the series. I enjoyed the writing style and could see the growth of the author over the three books.
About the Author:
Karyn Lawrence is an author, graphic designer, and screenwriter. She published the nonfiction book for children: "Techniques of Color Guard" after an editor discovered her color guard blog; way back in the infancy of the Internet and long before blogging was a thing. She has been a screenwriter for more than fifteen years, with rather mild success, and grew tired of her stories only reaching a handful of readers. The decision was made to try fiction in early 2013 and once she figured out how to write internal dialogue again, the prose came fast and furious. She most enjoys writing smexy (smart-sexy) books featuring a lovable SOB. Karyn is a Chicago native who lives in Kentucky with her epic husband and two adorable sons. She also writes dirty romantic books as Nikki Sloane.
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