3.5 Stars, April Kelley, Extasy Books, Genre Romance, Mystery/Suspense/Action Thriller, Reviewed by Maryann

Review: Sudden Love by April Kelley

Title: Sudden Love (Lakehouse Security: Book One)

Author: April Kelley

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Pages/Word Count: 95 Pages

At a Glance: Sudden Love is the type of book you really don’t have to think too hard about; it has humor, a little mystery, hot guys with guns, and plenty of sex.

Reviewed By: Maryann

Blurb: When Love comes suddenly, sometimes you just have to go with it.

Xander Newell isn’t the one night stand type of guy. He wants a commitment with someone who is willing to put up with his crazy family and being away on the job sometimes. Finding someone who is willing to put up his brothers, who he lives and works with on a daily basis, is hard. Still, Xander’s not willing to compromise.

Xander gets called off bodyguard duty to investigate a religious cult that may be tied to some kidnappings of young men. He finds Aaron Keller, one of the missing young men. What he doesn’t expect is the instant attraction and longing for the man. Xander just wants to keep Aaron safe, even if that means backing off.


Review: Lakehouse Security is owned by the Newell brothers, Aiden, Xander, Ryan, Danny, and Zane. The brothers bought and restored an old mansion that sits on the beach along Lake Michigan. The Newell brothers not only live in the mansion but run their security company from it. Tripp and Mikkel are just like family to the brothers and also work for the company.

Xander Newell is already out on a job, protecting Damon Shield, a porn star. Damon kept coming on to Xander, but at thirty-two, Xander has made a vow: no fooling around on the job, or anywhere else. He’s now looking for a commitment and someone to build a family with.

Aiden calls Xander home and sends Mikkel to watch Damon. When Xander enters Aidens office, Chief Griffin is there, and he’s brought three missing person reports to them. Xander reviews each of the young men’s files, and his eye catches the last case, with a photo of Aaron Keller. An anonymous call from a women had come in, reporting Aaron missing and stating Aaron’s family had disappeared nine years ago in connection with a religious cult. Chief Griffin doesn’t want his police force involved in a religious cult case and is calling on Lakehouse Security to investigate.

April Kelley always introduces a wide variety of interesting characters in her stories. Sudden Love is the type of book you really don’t have to think too hard about; it has humor, a little mystery, hot guys with guns, and plenty of sex. The Lakehouse Security series has great potential, so I’m really interested to see where the next book takes me. The one thing that needs a slight improvement is the editing, but that doesn’t take away from the story.



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