Jake Forrester, a controlled, self-reliant security expert scarred by his father’s murder is pursuing his goal of an independent life, relying on himself and logic, until he’s forced to accept the help of an impulsive, spirited goldsmith who follows her instincts, wherever they may lead.
When Tempest MacKenzie witnesses a gorgeous stranger being bundled into a van, she tries to help him, but becomes tangled in a complex web of intrigue. Tempest finds stubborn Jake attractive, compelling and infuriating, his logic the complete antithesis of her reliance on her instincts. And Jake is fascinated and attracted to the feisty redhead.
As they spend time together trying to thwart a heist at the British Museum, the attraction between them flares out of control. The thief has a grudge against Jake, and danger stalks their every move. Will Jake learn to trust Tempest’s intuition, before it’s too late?
You take a beautiful jewelry designer and a gorgeous owner of a security company, mix them together with kidnapping, betrayal, and a planned jewel heist and what do you get? Bound to Love, by Sally Clements.
Tempest MacKenzie, jewelry designer, witnesses a stranger being forced into a van and she leaps into action - literally. Her attempts to foil the kidnapping only result in her being taken as well. Jake Forrester is not so impulsive and can't believe this woman he doesn't know was so willing to help him. They find out there is a plan to steal jewelry from the British Museum, where he put in the security system, and Jake and Tempest set out to stop it.
This book was a fun read. There was the spark of romance between people of two opposite temperaments who have to learn to see the other's point of view. Tempest and Jake both have issues from the past they have to tangle with in order to open up to each other and have a healthy relationship. Sally Clements does a good job of fleshing out the characters so they read as real people with whom you can relate.
There was no mystery here, you find out who the bad guy is early on in the book. The interesting part is learning how they go about stopping him. I'm not sure everything was plausible from a real life setting, but the book was enjoyable.
*Disclaimer: I was given this ebook free by the author. I was not expected to write a positive review.
I give this book 4 Bookworms.
Publisher: Salt Publishing (February 14, 2011)