Seriously Twisted! Falling for Sarah by Cate Beauman

Posted February 18, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Seriously Twisted! Falling for Sarah by Cate BeaumanFalling for Sarah by Cate Beauman
Series: The Bodyguards of L. A. County #2
Published by Self Published on July 4, 2013
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 385
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she’s found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood’s A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee… until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah’s world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband’s memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won’t stop until he has what he prizes most.



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Quick summary

Sarah Johnson was widowed two years ago when her husband, Jake, was killed in action in Afghanistan. Even before his death, Jake’s best friend Ethan Cooke had been there for every important moment in Sarah’s life in his absence, including the birth of her daughter. Now, their deep friendship was shifting to something more and that was scaring them both. Adding to the stress is a serial rapist who has set his sights on Sarah.


What I enjoyed

The rapist was one of the more twisted psychos I’ve encountered in a while. His ability to elude capture kept things extremely tense and off balance. I liked that his identity was revealed early on and his point of view presented throughout the story.

The romance was problematic at times because of Ethan’s indecision about fully committing to a relationship with Sarah. His family history created doubts, which had him behaving like a jerk for a lengthy period of time. When things were working, the romance was great. But when it went off the rails, it was awful. Fortunately, he redeemed himself but I’m still sulking a bit.


The bottom line

I enjoyed the high suspense, action, tension and even ultimately the romance, despite Ethan’s idiocy. Sarah’s daughter, Kylee, added much needed comic relief and helped save him (she brought out the best in him). The writing style works for me, too, and I’m definitely hooked on this series.

About Cate Beauman

International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers’ Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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