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I ve given this a C at AAR so 25 starsKill Without Shame is the second book in Alexandra Ivy s ARES Security series and while mention is made of a plot thread concerning one of the team who has been receiving threats which I a plot thread concerning one of the team who has been receiving threats which I was begun in the previous book that plotline is not really advanced here so this one can be read as a standalone That said I can t really recommend it as the whole thing is incredibly unexciting the romance is seriously underdeveloped and not at all believable given the context and the suspense is pretty much non existent the act that it took me over The Portable Guidance Counselor: Answers to the 284 Most Important Questions About Getting Into College four days to read shows how easy it was to put the book asideARES Security is a high tech high endirm set up by Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin five men brothers in arms who bonded when they were held prisoner by the Taliban during a tour in Afghanistan The hero of Kill Without Shame is Lucas St Clair the son of a senator who is estrangedrom his wealthy but coldly aloof parents but whose name still opens doors He is not above using that name and amily connections when needed but mostly he wants to leave his old life behind him and concentrate on the new one he is building That becomes difficult however when he is informed that an old acuaintance rom his school and college days Tony Hughes has been shot and killed in the street and that he was clutching a picture of Mia Ramon an old Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices flame of Lucas when he died Worse the picture had the words Kill her or else scrawled across it Lucas didn t know Tony well they wererom completely opposite backgrounds but Mia is important to him even though they haven t seen each other Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism forifteen years he still carries a torch or her and can t bear the thought of her being #in dangerMia is a successful businesswoman in her hometown of Shreveport running a #dangerMia is a successful businesswoman in her hometown of Shreveport running a and garden design business that she has built up rom her After You Drop Them Off: A Parent's Guide to Student Ministry father s much smaller operation The last person she wants or expects to see in her office is Lucas St Clair and their reunion isrosty Lucas walked out on her with no explanation ifteen years earlier and she hasn t seen him since he broke her heart and she is not about to put herself through it again She can t deny that he put herself through it again She can t deny that he become a devastatingly attractive man or that she still eels the same pull towards him as before but she is determined to keep him at arm s length no matter what Mia looked on Tony as a Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes friend and used to employ himrom time to time so she s naturally upset to hear of his death but she has no idea of why anyone would want him dead and even less as to why she would be a target herselfLucas naturally wants to investigate Tony s murder and the threat against Mia and keep her safe It s not long before their enforced proximity is rekindling the old eelings between them or long before they re giving in to them but even then Mia is determined to keep things on a casual ooting as a means of self protectionThe stakes are raised however when an attempt is made on Mia s life With help rom his team Lucas gradually uncovers a series of misdeeds that dates back decades implicating people Mia cares about in a morass of embezzlement blackmail and murder Lucas and Mia have to work together to uncover the truth even as the killer is closing in on themFrom that description you d be orgiven She Weeps Each Time You're Born for thinking this is aast moving thriller with a sexy romance on the side but it s nothing of the sort The pacing is pedestrian and the romance is perfunctory and rankly unbelievable Lucas and Mia haven t seen each other in FIFTEEN YEARS and they re hopping into bed together the day after their reunion They split up when Lucas was eighteen I m assuming Mia was around the same age and there is a massive difference between what someone is like at eighteen and what they re like in their early thirties They are or should be very different people now yet there s no sense of them getting to know each other again In act there s no romantic development at all although I do give the auth. Five brave military heroes have survived the hell of a Taliban prison to return home and take on civilian missions no one else can They re the men of ARES Security Highly skilled intimidating invincible and one by one tested again and again Lucas St Clair s prestigious Seven Days, Seven Dinners family had a politicaluture neatly planned out or him one that didn t include his high school sweetheart Mia Ramon Under their

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Om Kensington Books in exchange or a honest and voluntary review This book is set If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas for publication Dec 27 2016My Rating 4 starsWritten by Alexandra IvySeries Ares Security Book 2Mass Market Paperback 352 pagesPublisher Zebra Publication Date December 27 2016ISBN 10 1420137573ISBN 13 978 1420137576Genre Romantic SuspenseBarnes Nobleor You know these dumb horror movies with a blond girl going alone to the basement to check out this creepy sound in the dark This book is like one of those moviesIt made me roll my eyes time after time and annoyed me a lot This story has some potential I won t say it could be made into a great book definitely not into say it could be #made into a great book definitely not into one truly memorable but #into a great book definitely not into one truly memorable but could be one of those nice entertaining reads Unfortunately there are too many issuesLet s start with the minor things before we go big The characters Lucas and Mia Mia is one of those irritating heroines with no preservation instinct who always know better and have to have the last word in every conversation As an owner of a company in the gardening industry she eels competent to investigate the murder case of her riend Because why not And two attempts on her life do little to stop her or at least slow her down As opposite Lucas is totally dull He is seriously lacking personality The only thing that describes him is his love Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, for Mia He has no other traits orlaws And stubborn as a mule Mia does with him what she wants As a professional he could lead the investigation though he is a military negotiator so I m not really sure about his competence but anyway he is definitely capable than Mia but instead he is leaded by Mia And if truth be told even Taylor and detective Cooper make interesting couple than Mia and Lucas They love is as paper thin as their personalitiesThen comes the plot Huh The suspense is not as bad as it could be if you disregard the act that the villain is the most obvious person and the motives are also pretty clear rom the beginning But it s the case with many other books It s the White Water futility of some scenes that ruins the whole experience They are just out of those horror movies or some cheese romantic comedies you are embarrassed you are watching view spoilerLike what is a better place to start a serious and long conversation abouteelings and the The Slave Dancer future of their relationship than the dilapidated shed in the middle of nowhere that looks like straight out of a horror movie as described in a book And of course neither Lucas nor Mia can multitask To have this conversation Lucas has to put his phone somewhere on a nearby table tuck his gun to have his both handsree to caress Mia s Special Agent face while sending her long looks And Godorbid they will have this conversation after they grab the letters Sleep with the Fishes from the shed or in the meantime And by the way what is a better place to read the letters than abovementioned shed lighted with phone application Taking them to your secured penthouse is so much trouble And this Teagan s phone call to Max in one of the last chapters Teagan says Lucas may be in danger and neither Max nor Teagan can contact him but rather than trying to check up on the couple they have a lengthy chat And Teagan just can t simply tell what is going on oh no he has to build up the drama and reveal every morsel of information unhurriedly when asked directly After all drama is all that matters Withriends like these you don t need enemies hide spoiler 45 The one that got away StarsThe second book in Alexandra Ivy s ARES Security Series offers up as much second chance romance suspense twists and turns as it s predecessor did I really enjoyed Lucas and Mia s rollercoaster ride of a reconnectionOne thing that I am really liking about this series is the act that although there is a small story running though the books that includes all the ARES guys to some level each of the books so the ARES guys to some level each of the books so has really concentrated on one particular guy and the woman he alls or The author does a really good. Ar that isn t true or either of them Now determined to solve the crime and keep Mia safe with his ARES buddies backing him up Lucas will have to reconstruct the murder victim s last days and A World on Fire follow a lethal trail that leads right back to theate of the woman he still loves A Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life fantastic blend of romance and suspense thrilling to the end Mary Burton USA Today bestselling author on Kill Without Mercy. Or creditor having Lucas be open about his eelings or Mia and prepared to put himself out there even when it s clear to him that she is still not sure about him There is a cute secondary romance in the story between Mia s assistant Taylor and the local detective assigned to the case which is actually interesting than the non romance between Lucas and MiaThe mystery plot is reasonably well put together but there s only one possible villain which takes away any element of suspense pretty early on and the storyline is 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate fairly predictable The characterisation overall is paper thin and I never connected with either of the principals and not only is the main romantic relationship a disappointment there is no real sense of the emotional bond we re told exists between Lucas and the other ARES team membersAll in all Kill Without Shame which makes absolutely no sense as a title is a lacklustre book that proved a big disappointment I m not invested enough in any of the characters to want to pick up another book in the series and uite honestly not suitably impressed with anyacet of this one writing plotting or characterisation to be inclined to read this author again They survived the depths of Hell in a Taliban prison Five men closer than brothers ready to stand by each other no matter what Together they ormed ARES Security and took on the jobs no one else could handle they are brave loyal skilled and if necessary will KILL WITHOUT SHAME Once again Alexandra Ivy gives us razor sharp tension hot and steamy romance and brings these unsung heroes to life in all their human gloryA dead body on the street with his name and business address as well as a picture of the woman he let get away pulls Lucas St Clair and the Men Of ARES Into The of ARES into the of Lucas past a past colored with love pain and the pressures of a amily who controlled his life with ruthless calculation Mia was broken hearted when Lucas left her behind The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for bigger and better things appropriate to his standing in life but now he is back a changed man on a mission to save the only woman he would ever love So much anguish so many secrets so manyeelings of betrayal now a successful business owner how can Mia Trust In Lucas As trust in Lucas as takes a step outside of the law to keep her safeOne again Alexandra Ivy captures the orce of true love pitches it into a tale of dark secrets and murder and attempts to bring two strong people back together again Will her characters allow her to create a well earned happy ending or will the ghosts of the past haunt the love that still exists Definitely another of Ms Ivy s intriguing and still exists Definitely another of Ms Ivy s intriguing and tale or lovers of loyalty over the top alpha males that sizzle and strong women who value their independence and guard their heartsI received an ARC edition The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) from Zebra in exchangeor my honest reviewSeries ARES Security Book 2Publisher Zebra December 27 2016Publication Date December 27 2016Genre Romantic Suspense MilitaryPrint Length 352 pagesAvailable The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis from Barnes NobleFor Reviews More Rich kid and a heir to St Clair legacy Lucasell hard The Jumbee for the maid s daughter Mia Hisamily would never approve but that didn t matter to Lucas So why did he break her heart and disappear out of her life To Helvetica and Back forever only to show back up years laterMia neverorgave Lucas Simple Art of Greatness for breaking her heart When a man dies near Lucas s ARES office with Mia s name in his pocket Lucas will stop at nothing to protect Mia Even if means bring his entire ARES Security team in to do itI m a suckeror stories that reunite lost lovers Lucas must worm his way back into Mia s heart but what I enjoyed most was Lucas staying true to himself and just showed Mia that he has been there all alongGreat story with amazing action and a sweltering romance you can t go wrong with an Alexandra Ivy romantic suspense unless its an Alexandra Ivy romantic Where the Heart Waits fantasyletsace it anything by Alexandra Ivy is my kind of readI received this ARC copy of Kill Without Shame r. Ressure Lucas gave her up But since surviving captivity he s a changed man and a crucial member of ARES Security When he discovers a dead man clutching a picture of Mia that bears a threatening message his iercest protective instincts kick in and he knows he must go to her Mia has never A Burglar's Guide to the City forgiven Lucasor breaking her heart and she s convinced her The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth feelingsor him are in the past But it s soon cle. Kill Without Shame ARES Security #2