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Re-release Review! NEGOTIATING POINT by Adrienne Giordano (Private Protectors #3)

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Gavin Sheppard can talk his way out of any situation. It’s what makes him Taylor Security’s top hostage negotiator. But he’s never had a case this complicated, or with so much at stake. The victim? His boss’s pregnant wife. The CEO won’t risk his family by calling the cops, so Gavin’s on his own. He’ll take all the help he can get, even from the agency’s smart, sexy tech expert.

Janet Fink codes and hacks better than the big boys. Still, as the lone woman on a team driven by testosterone, she knows nothing ruins careers faster than getting personal. And she’s already been too close to Gavin for comfort. Their last team-up ended in a mind-blowing kiss. One that can never happen again…and that she can’t forget.

As the kidnappers’ demands grow, so does the heat between Gavin and Janet. They must put their skills to the test—and push aside their feelings—for a chance at success in a dangerous rescue.

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I couldn’t put this one down!

I’m actually glad that this one was a novella–I’m not sure I could have taken the stress of Roxann’s kidnapping if it had gone on for a full-length novel–not to mention, the chemistry between Gavin and Janet? Needed an outlet ASAP 😉 As coworkers, the short time frame makes sense for their relationship, too–they’ve been on a slow burn for quite some time already, and shared a memorable kiss just a few weeks before.

Honestly, it’s a miracle they wait as long as they do before they take things a step further…

(Which okay, did happen during an active hostage negotiation. But it actually *mostly* worked here, honest!)

Negotiating Point could work as a standalone, but would be appreciated more by readers who have read the first two books in the series ( Risking Trust , book one, and Man Law , book two)–you’ll be even more anxious for Roxann’s safety having read her book, and will appreciate the Gavin/Vic dynamic if you’ve seen Vic in at least one book already 🙂

There’s a teaser for book 4 at the end–all I can say is, bring it on!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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