by Bella Jewel
Delaney, a professional bodyguard, has spent years trying to prove herself in a male dominated industry. Now she's facing her greatest challenge yet.
Bad boy billionaire Jax Shields has made plenty of enemies on his climb to the top, but being in the wrong place at the wrong time has put his life at risk. Now he's putting his life in the hands of Delaney and her team. He demands the best in everything, and he doesn't think she has what it takes to protect him. He's also made it clear he'd rather have her on her back then covering his. Will Delaney be able to prove herself to the most arrogant—and devastatingly handsome—man she's ever met?
**Hard To Forget is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of St. Martin's Press via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 3 in a series but also a standalone
My Hard To Forget Review . . .
For the most part I like this series but there is something that doesn't jive with me, but I can't quite put my finger on to what is not working for me. This series focuses on the females being strong independent characters but for me none of them have quite met the mark. There is something about the females within this series that grinds on my nerves versus me loving the strong heroine, which is super ironic because I'm always looking for books that have stronger heroines.
Here we have Delaney whom has always wanted to protect and help. What better way to do that then be a bodyguard. But first she has to prove herself worthy as she's a woman in a man's world. On her first real job with billionaire hotel mogul Jax Shields she not only protects she falls in love with her charge. Oops!
Jax is a man who wants to do his own protecting so he has a hard time with Delaney being hired to protect him. As Delaney works the case she has to find her own groove while watching Jax make some bad mistakes personally. As the danger grows so does their attraction to one another. Delaney may be on her first job and sleeping with the client is a no no but for Jax she finds him worth the risk.
Did Jax and Delaney have chemistry? Yes. Was the part about Kyle liking Delaney necessary? Not really as it didn't add anything to the story. What about with Red and Tori? Hmmm, I felt this part needed more in some areas and a bit unnecessary in others. Did I feel Delaney was a strong heroine? Her job was technically strong, but I felt that the fact she slept with her first big client and how she handled her jealousy lessened her strength in my eyes. Did I love her other co-workers and boss? Yes. especially Nak as I feel he added to the story. Would I read more from this author? Yes, as I'm curious but this series didn't blow me away.
3.5 Jax Adoring Thumbs up!