Review: Bad Boy Seduction

BAD BOY SEDUCTION - Zuri Day
Kensington Dafina/Romance
PRINT | EBOOK
April 2014
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
REVIEWER: 
Janet Caldwell |  RATING: B+ 
SYNOPSIS: When it comes to guarding the country's VIPs, Troy Morgan is the man. But when he's hired to protect Gabriella, her father makes it clear he won't be her man--no matter how hot their attraction. With her future on the line, will Gabriella risk it all to go from being daddy's little girl to Troy's one and only woman?

REVIEW:  In Zuri Day’s new romantic thriller, self-proclaimed bad boy, Troy Morgan blurs the lines between employer and employee - Morgan style.  Day continues her Morgan Men Series with Troy’s story.  The youngest of the triple threat Morgan men, Troy’s extreme good looks, charm and professional achievements prove no match for pop music superstar Gabriella Stone.
 
Troy is the youngest of the sexy Morgan men.  Day explains, in her depiction of him, that he has no shortage of sexy beautiful women at his fingertips. Troy owns a security firm that caters to a high profile clientele. When the opportunity to provide security for music phenom Gabriella, presents itself, Troy approaches the prospect routinely. Troy is highly respected in his field and does not mix business with pleasure. He wins the contract to provide security for the Stone Cold Sexy tour which comes with more drama than he anticipates.  Employer/employee relationships, contracts, protocol - nothing stands in the way of what he wants.

Gabriella is high maintenance and used to having her way.  Talented beyond her years, she works nonstop to provide for her family and appease her loyal fan base. Her high profile status leaves her vulnerable to overzealous fans.  Therefore, it is important that her security team be first-rate and on top of their game.  When Troy is hired to be “her protector”, Gabriella is very aware of her attraction to him at their first meeting, but she must do all she can to hide that interest from the probing eyes of her overly devoted manager/stage dad.

The setting for BAD BOY SEDUCTION is primarily Los Angeles; however, the whirlwind Stone Cold Sexy tour travels to New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, to name a few, as well as cities in Europe and Asia. The voluminous cast of characters includes Carol, Gabriella’s longtime friend and assistant, Alex Worthington, Troy’s lead security man, Gabriella’s father, Gary, her mother and brother, as well as, Troy’s family.

I liked the unique plot of this novel which was complimented by a thrilling subplot. Day’s clever dialogue often made me want to “high-five” some characters and exclaim, “No you didn’t!” Gabriella and Troy are strong personalities with explosive tendencies that made me question their future as a couple.  Gabriella was not a likeable character and I felt that Troy deserved much more.  Although I enjoyed the Morgan Men Series, this novel is my least favorite.  If you are a fan of this series, I recommend you read this installment to be updated on the Morgan family.  Day introduces some new characters that may be worthy of future stories.  I am interested to see where she goes with this series.

7th July 2014 | romcol@caribsurf.com