Kiss Marry Kill
Iron Clad Security, Book #1
By Sidney Halston
Author’s Website: http://www.sidneyhalston.com/
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.
As an introduction to the writing of Sidney Halston, I found Kiss Marry Kill an engaging read.
The story starts off with Megan hiding in her closet while a deranged fan has broken into her house and she is cowering in the closet waiting for the police to show up. Talk about an attention grabbing first page! Jax owns Iron-Clad Security and when he hears over the radio about a break in at Megan Cruz’s home (she is now a famous entertainer) – he rushes over to see what he can do.
Now if I had any doubts as to whether this story would catch my interest…..then the following should give you an indication as to why I really enjoyed this book from a romantic perspective:
“Jax stood there dumbfounded, watching her go. If she thought he’d forgotten about the chemistry they had…she was out of her ever-loving mind. It wasn’t just a spark, it was a fire.”
And then from a thriller perspective:
“Clinging tight-knuckled to the vanity, he asked the necessary question. “What was in the box, Josef?”
A beat of silence passed by before Joey finally spoke. “A dead mouse.”
“Its head was chopped off.”
Without hesitation he punched the asteroid mirror. “Jesus fucking Christ.”
Needless to say, I was captivated.
I found both Jax and Megan had sufficient depth of character along with a unique past. The baseball scene where the romance started was superb. It was at that point when I realized Megan deserved better…dang boyfriend! And good riddance I say.
Fast forward to the present (five years later) and you can see that the chemistry between Jax and Megan was still off the charts…as usually seems to be the case when the leads have been involved with each other previously, even if that involvement was only four days long (before Jax deployed to Afghanistan). Jax insists on providing security to keep Megan’s stalker out until they can determine who the stalker is. I must say, the liberties that Jax took with the landscaping and Megan’s reaction had me chuckling.
I will undoubtedly re-read this story and I was unable to figure out how the title of the book fits in with the book. A mystery which I will eventually solve (I hope).
In an effort to not spoil the mystery, I shall not expound more on any specifics. If you wish to be captivated by interesting, dynamic characters with depth, sucked into a mystery and enchanted by a HOT romance…then you must certainly read Kiss Marry Kill.
I look forward to reading the next in the series, Last First Kiss.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*