Series: Poconos Mountain Series #1
Author: Annie Lee
Format: eBook, 211pg
Source: Author, Requested Review
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Rudy Talbot, head of one of America’s largest organized crime rings, hires his main hit man, Jessie Conners, to kill his step-daughter Grace. Jessie Conners is a seasoned hitman who has never missed a hit before. That is, until he met “Gracie” five years ago and fell in love with her. Gracie is a rebellious socialite in her mid-twenties. Refusing to marry the current Senator’s son, Phillip Proctor, Gracie stands in the way of Rudy Talbot and his political dreams. Rudy knows both Jessie and Phillip have feelings for Gracie. Attempting to play the two men off of each other, Rudy’s plan backfires when Jessie stages an abduction to whisk Gracie to safety. But Conner’s had no idea that falling in love with Gracie would lead to the seemingly impossible task of keeping Gracie alive as her own medical conditions and step-father threaten her every move. Hiding her in his Pocono Mountain cabin, it soon becomes apparent that the only person who can keep Gracie alive is herself. And the only thing that guarantees her safety, going back and facing her past, will most likely get her killed. Jessie Conners goes against everything he knows in a struggle to save the love of his life. Suspense, mystery, and romance await readers of Keeping Grace Alive.
This was such a cute story. I instantly fell in love with the characters. There was never a dull moment reading this book. I love that Jessie is this big bad hit man, and he falls deeply in love with this fragile woman and completely submits himself to her. He's not ashamed to tell her that he has loved her from the moment he saw her, and gives her a chance to see if she feels the same. It makes you believe in love at first sight.
I love the 'brothers'. I was laughing out loud at Bubba. (Imagine a huge, 6 foot plus black guy crying during Hallmark commercials!) He's nothing more than a big teddy bear. I hope we get to see more of him. I hope to see more of all the brothers.
This isn't your usual romance book. There are many similarities, but it's so different. All I can say is you should deffinately add this book to your TBR pile!
I can't wait to read book two. I think I have just found a new favorite Author!