About the book:
Title: This is Love (Harmony Pointe #2)
Author: Melissa Foster
Published: December 3rd 2019 by Montlake Romance
Source: Received from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review
Actress Remi Divine is sick of bodyguards, sick of stalkers, and sick of feeling like she is always under a microscope. But this movie star isn’t helpless by any means. She’s got a rebellious streak, and she knows how to use it. First order of business: getting rid of the overbearing bodyguards who are sticking to her like glue.
Mason Swift has made protecting others his life, and when Remi ditches his two best men, he takes over and gives it everything he has. Having grown up in the foster-care system, and as a former special operative, he knows all the tricks. Nothing gets by him, especially not gorgeous, sneaky Remi.
He thinks she’s a diva. She thinks he’s arrogant. But when sparks turn to flames and their walls come down, their true hearts are revealed, and their connection is unstoppable. And when tragedy strikes, Remi realizes that being protected isn’t the worst thing in the world—but losing Mason just might be.
The life of a celebrity is never easy. Appearances may be deceiving, danger may be at every corner, but all is good if one has the most handsome bodyguard!
Remi has been under her brother’s constant protection. For a well-known actress, there is no such thing as privacy. When she starts receiving anonymous notes her brother hires one of the best firms to protect her and investigate the case. However, she does the job impossible. This until the head of the agency comes to protect her himself. Mason is taking the job seriously: he protects her, but also teaches her how to minimize risks, while still living her life.
The most beautiful part of this story is how the main characters let down their guard and let each other in. Seeing Mason’s sensitive side is like seeing a crack in an armor. Melissa Foster took her time in developing every reaction and each gesture and for that she deserves all the praise in the world. I also loved the passion they have for their work. Remi’s dedication to her fans is impressive, although quite naïve sometimes. They put their heart and even life into it. Let’s not forget the friendships – the support system they have is great and it makes me feel sorry I haven’t read book 1 yet.
Unfortunately, there is as well one aspect that pushes me back from giving 5 full stars: the mystery. The romance was great, but the conclusion of the stalking case that brought these two together is poor and rushed. The ending was penalized by this aspect and it dragged a lot with other elements (nice elements, but the case could have had a more serious conclusion).
As it happens with all the books that I’ve read until now by Melissa Foster, something is preventing me to give my full rating. However, this is by far my favorite book by her and I cannot wait to complete all the books in the series.
Cover Review: No! While I give all the credits to the handsome guy on the cover, displaying a beautiful smile, It has nothing to do with the seriousness that Mason depicts. I just can’t see it…
Favorite Quote (there were many, but here goes one): “It sounds like they wanted to give you the world without stealing the stars from your eyes.”
Until next time, Happy Reading 🙂
About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.
Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole here: https://addisoncole.com
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