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New Release GUARDING THE COUNTESS by Jess Michaels (The Scandal Sheet #5)

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A new scandal sheet from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels!!!

Naomi Barnaby’s husband, the Earl of Walridge, just died under mysterious circumstances. Her third husband to do so in just a handful of years. She wants to know if the men in her life were murdered and hires investigators Captain Marcus Ridgeway and Everett Bryant, Marquis of Glenmarrow to look into the matter.

When the alluring Naomi is attacked in their driveway, Marcus and Everett decide to take a far more personal interest in protecting her and uncovering who killed the men in her life. Soon the three are involved in an intense affair that challenges feelings between each member of their triad.

But the shared history between Marcus and Everett is something that cannot be ignored. And those threatening Naomi may destroy everything the three could mean to each other and the unique future they long to build.

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Steamy, sweet, and fun!

To be honest, the “guarding” portion and its requisite mystery wasn’t even close to the highlight of this book–that part of the plot was almost over before you realized it, and I for one was more than happy to get on with the main portion of the book–the relationship between Marcus and Everett and how they were going to fit Naomi into their lives. It’s definitely a case of instalust at first (where Naomi is concerned, that is–Marcus and Everett have been in one relationship or another for years) but I for one had hopes that these crazy kids were going to make it in the end.

The main attraction of this story is hot, hot, hot times between the three, which Ms Michaels really manages to pack quite a few into in such a small page count. This was the first book I’ve read in her Scandal Sheet series, but it worked fine as a standalone. You’d better believe I’ll be getting my hands on some of the others ASAP, though!

Rating: 4 stars / B+

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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