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Review: Dying for You by Beverly Barton

Posted January 12, 2009 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Romantic Suspense

It was the job of her dreams…but it became her worst nightmare….

All private security agent Lucie Evans wanted was a fresh start—and the chance to show Sawyer McNamara, her ex-boss, that she no longer craved his absolution for a crime she didn’t commit. So when the offer of a trip to South America as the personal bodyguard to a billionaire heiress came up, Lucie jumped at the prospect of leaving the Dundee Agency behind. Then the nightmare began. Kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity, suddenly Lucie’s only hope of survival rested with the one man she never wanted to see again.…

Sawyer had spent years convincing himself that all he felt for Lucie was contempt—but with her life at stake, he was forced to face his true feelings. Though it may be a case of too little, too late. Because Lucie’s captor wouldn’t rest until she was silenced…once and for all.

Dying For You is the final installment in Barton’s Protectors series. It finally brings closure to the story of Sawyer McNamara and Lucie Evans, who have been at odds as long as I’ve been reading the series. I was looking forward to reading this book, looking forward to Sawyer and Lucie finally getting their happily ever after. Unfortunately it fell flat for me.

Lucie Evans has always had hope that Sawyer would forgive her for her part in his brother’s suicide. Following him first to the FBI, then to Dundee Agency, Lucy continues to believe that Sawyer can’t hate her forever. Even though she gets assigned the jobs no one wants, Lucie takes that as her due. That all changes when Sawyer sends her on a job where she almost gets raped. Suddenly enough is enough and Lucie finally realizes that Sawyer will never forgive her.

Though Sawyer is horrified by what happened to Lucie, he’s glad when she decides to leave Dundee Agency. Seeing her every day just reminded him of his brother and his part in his brother’s death. Yet when Lucie gets herself into trouble while at her new job, Sawyer is the first person that goes to help her.

There were basically three stories going on here. The other two just took away from Sawyer and Lucie. That’s why I was disappointed. The tension between Sawyer and Lucie has been building for years and years (and books and books). So the way their story ended just didn’t work for me.

3.5 out of 5.

This book is available from HQN. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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