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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:01

Review: Kiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston

Written by Jennifer Porter
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KissMarryKillKiss Marry Kill by Sidney Halston (romantic suspense, Swerve, March 2017)


Series: Iron-Clad Security, book 1


Five years ago they fell in love after one whirlwind summer. Now she's an internationally famous musician and he's officially out of the military, but when their worlds collide, can they keep things strictly professional? Sweet, thrilling, emotional, and sexy, fall in love with Megan and Jax in USA Today bestseller Sidney Halston's Kiss Marry Kill.


He's been chasing a memory . . .

It was just supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad, with his best friend. He isn't the man he used to be... but Megan isn't the sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either. And she's in trouble.

...but now they're on the run.

Megan Cruz has made something of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he'll do anything to protect what's his.

When Megan has a run in with a stalker, Jax runs to her side, even though he hasn’t seen her in years. Megan is now a pop star with a serious problem on her hands. Fortunately, Jax runs a private security company and is in the perfect position to help protect her. Jax and Megan had a brief but intense fling five years before, right before he left for a tour in Afghanistan. The relationship changed both their lives and made everything heat up quickly between the two when they are reunited. There are some seriously unresolved issues between these two.


Throughout the present-day story, Sidney Halston weaves in flashbacks of Jax and Megan’s earlier time together. While these flashbacks did help to explain how fast Megan and Jax fall in love, I felt that they made the overall book drag quite a bit. I skimmed the flashbacks liberally because they weighed the book down and took away from the flow of the present-day suspense plot which was my favorite part of the story.


Megan is in trouble. Yes, she has a stalker, but there may be more going on - something that will test Jax’s private investigator skills. Jax is determined to keep Megan safe, whatever the cost. Of course, this puts the two in close and constant contact, rekindling their romantic feelings for each other. Jax is a rather practical man, not terribly romantic, but one cannot doubt his devotion to Megan.

Kiss Marry Kill was an intriguing romantic suspense. There was a good balance between the romance and the suspense, although I didn’t love the number of flashbacks. I assume that the other members of Jax’s security/investigative company will get stories of their own, and I am curious about these characters.


Sidney Halston: http://www.sidneyhalston.com/


Book Disclosure: An ebook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

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